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Stealing the Spotlight

In Eclipse acrostic poem challenge

By Heather HagyPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024

Every chance I get to shine bright, I can

Count on you to ruin my best moment

Lurking like a shadowy villain, you

Invade my space and darken my limelight

Painful as your upstaging is, I feel

Saddened by your frantic need for favor

Even as crowds applaud your thievery

sad poetry

About the Creator

Heather Hagy

Stephen King fan (but not like Annie "I'm your #1 fan" Wilkes cuz I'm sane and she's not)

Horror/supernatural are my favorite writing genres

Wife to 1 and mom to 4 humans, 4 dogs, 6 cats, and a dragon

"Jaws" is the greatest movie ever

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  2. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  3. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  2. Masterful proofreading

    Zero grammar & spelling mistakes

  3. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

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  • Anna 29 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Siobhan McSweeneyabout a month ago

    This has such great imagery! Congrats on top story!

  • Flamance @ lit.about a month ago

    Great story congratulations

  • Marilyn Gloverabout a month ago

    Congrats on top story! Excellent take on the prompt!

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on the top story.

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    I like this, Heather. Great use of the meaning of the word eclipse and this has resentment in spades!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    wow. powerful acrostic. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Sid Aaron Hirjiabout a month ago

    Sounds like a narcissist betrayal poem. Really well done

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    I really like this one. Great job! Congrats on TS!

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    The first line feels so hopeful and the second smashes it down. Amazing emotion in this. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Cyrusabout a month ago

    Good job!

  • Pathetic theatre kid here. Felt. Keep it up!

  • Joe Pattersonabout a month ago

    Love the different perspective.

  • JBazabout a month ago

    We all know someone like that

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