Pleiades U is for Unrequited


In November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried my hand with it using the letter A. Therefore, I wrote Pleiades U is for Unrequited to be posted in November.

I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 50,000-word challenge again.

(First Pleiades U is for Unrequited)


Unfortunately, I am no longer willing to be a pawn

Upside down on a square on you chessboard

Unaccepting of the next move you plan to make

Unsure about what I did wrong

Uncomfortable with your unpleasant song

Unconvinced your concern isn’t fake

Unhappy with my role of sit and stay

(Second Pleiades U is for Unrequited)


Unpack my bags to stay in this urban utopia

Upstairs window with music flowing from the street

Uniqueness that is New Orleans filling the air

Universal lighthearted merry making

Upswing on every note and beat

Unison we sing “Mama’s children all have happy feet”

Upscale in the Crescent City without a single care

(Third Pleiades U is for Unrequited)


Unimportant fixture in a swiveling chair

Undefeated looser in this unending fight

Understated reason for lingering too long

Unrequited love in the emotional give and take

Ugliness in a game that’s gone wrong

Under belly of the dog on top of me

Unexpected occurrence I didn’t foresee

NaNoWriMo Update

I took the day off today.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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