Don Poncho

collection of stuff

What is a list poem? This poetry style is a collection of people, places, things, ideas, or even words strung together somewhere within a poem to form a list. It is not necessary for the list to rhythm, but the words used should be memorable. I find the freedom when creating a list poem fascinating. The wordplay can be wild and free similar to Indiana weather in the early spring. Therefore, in March, I plan to write a series of list poems. I will title this one Don Poncho.

Don Poncho

Red and black sombrero on a shelf

Child booster seats

Menus stacked in a pile.

Senoritas dancing

In a picture

Hung on a peach-colored wall.

An Aztec god

Muzzled by a

Blue face mask.

(It’s Friday night.

Where is the mariachi band?)

“No hablo ingles.”

“No speak Spanish.”





From Don Poncho


Don Poncho is a local restaurant in the town where Rooster and I live. We often eat there on Friday nights. It isn’t hard to get a seat and the food is good.

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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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

2 thoughts on “Don Poncho

  1. They say that you learn something new every day, well the invisible people are right, never heard of list poetry until today, sounds very interesting and your example here is brilliant, thank you my lovely blog friend.

  2. I’m with Jackjones. I’ve taught lots about poetry and short stories, but never heard of list poetry. It’s fun! I’m going to try some during New England’s wild month of March, and share this with my writing students. Thanks! 🙂

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