Most Word Ways readers are aware of alphabet poems. Nyr Indictor gave a brief history of them in the August 1995 Word Ways, citing both simple-minded one for children (popular a couple of centuries ago).
Eckler, A. Ross
"An Alphabet Reversal Verse,"
Word Ways: Vol. 39
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol39/iss1/8