Poetry tops the list of things I love. I’ve never had a chance to study it as an art form. The college I went to didn’t have much use for poetry. Nobody ever got rich from writing. I can make the statement they didn’t place much value on the written word as a means of expression. In my time there, only one creative writing class was offered every four years because it was a requirement for middle school teachers. I felt sorry for my professor. It was his last year before retirement. All my classmates did was complain. I decided to devote 2021 to learn about the different styles of poems. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one Memories.

The sonnet form I used to write Memories

I used the style of a Shakespearean Sonnet to write Memories. A certain rhyme pattern is used to write one of these poems

First, Quatrain establishes the subject of the sonnet. It consists of four lines with a rhyme scheme of ABAB.

Second, Quatrain develops the sonnet’s theme. It also consists of four lines with a rhyme scheme of CDCD.

Third, Quatrain rounds off the sonnet with a rhyme scheme of EFEF.

The ending couplet should act as the conclusion and uses a GG rhyme scheme.

The poet should use the iambic pentameter when writing a sonnet. I don’t if I can achieve this since I can’t walk and chew gum simultaneously. Also, I will be recovering from having knee replacement surgery. Hang onto your hats. This month’s exploration of poetry should be interesting.


There is a time for holding on

And a season for Letting go

Of memories frail and Woebegone

The secrets your heart does know

Like a wind whispering through winter trees

Invisible to the naked eye

Bitter truths in its cold, breath bellow and freeze

The answer your soul can’t deny

The desire to keep and the need to release

Hurt and so much pain

To hold on tight and let lose and decrease

The brutal taste of duplicity’s stain

I’m not a wizard but the advice I can dispense

The decision to move forward is your best defense

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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