An acrostic poem takes a word written
lengthways down the page.  The first letter of
the word is then used to inspire the first word
of each subsequent line of poetry.  Here is a
HARMONY acrostic poem:

History of Africa
Arsenal people paint their faces read and
Reminds me of masks in the
Museum with Sola, Viv, Tony and Jacqui
Orange, brown, black, red and white
New things to see
Yes, I had a good time