Spring Yard Clean Up


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 Spring Yard clean Up.

Spring Yard Clean Up

Take a walk to assess the damage

Of winter’s last ferocious rampage

Make note of the torn canvas on the awning

The snow slid off the roof one bright morning

Remove the rubble the wind blew about

The yard is a mess without any doubt

Sweep off the clutter on the patio

Pant flower seeds when it is time to sow

Wash off the chairs and the black metal table

Locate the solar lighting features when you are able

Clean out the remnants of the last fire in the burn barrel

Open up the umbrella, the perfect table apparel

Arrange all the decorations carefully in the yard

Ray the Rooster will be the perfect sentinel to stand guard

Over our summer fun and holiday festivities

This is the beginning of our backyard proclivities

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.

One thought on “Spring Yard Clean Up

  1. That was great, Molly. A list, but so smoothly done, it didn’t seem like a list. The imagery was wonderful and the walk through the yard so relatable. Well done.

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