Highland Park

Highland Park

What is a list poem? This poetry style collects a list 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 Highland Park.

Highland Park

Eighty acres in the middle of the city

playground equipment in orange, green, and blue

Sparking in the sunlight bright and pretty

A concession stand with goodies for me and you

The Vermont covered Bridge built in 1875

The red structure spans the Kokomo Creek

Through snow, wind, and hail it managed to survive

Ducks float down below and quack and shriek

Expatriate Canadian geese and white escapes from the farm

Make their home on the fast-flowing waters

Exhibiting their friendly fowl charm

Like vagrant summertime squatters

Old ben the worlds largest steer is showing his age

He’s in need of some help from a skilled taxidermist

A Civil War cannon rescued from the battles rage

The Sycamore Stump could house a family of Elves in earnest

Three baseball diamonds

Horseshoe pits

One frisbee golf course

An outside basketball court

Put in place for maximum amusement

For those of us who are into playing a sport

Pavilions

Shelters

An open stage

Summer band concerts

And numerous grills

Scattered throughout the park

For those of us who go in for sedate thrills

A dam

A spillway

And a green gazebo

A walkway

Past where the bears used to be

And don’t forget to stop

At The Elwood Haynes Museum

Before you go

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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Published by henhouselady

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.

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