Respect by Steven Beesley is an acrostic poem that talks about respect. It is an acrostic poem because the first letter of each line spells out the poem’s theme when put together.
It is an acrostic poem because the first letter of each line forms the word “RESPECT.”
“Respect isn’t free, and you can’t just expect it to be there.
You have to do good things to get it from other people.
If you want respect from other people, you should give it to them first.
Practice being humble, patient, and kind.
Learn from other people, but give credit where credit is due.
You can’t tell it to happen, you have to work hard for it.
We need your full commitment to excellence.”