Traveling in the Storm


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 Traveling in a Storm.

Traveling in the Storm

Palomino ponies

Standing in the rain

Eating their morning grain

Outside a red barn

To hungry to go inside

Silver silos swelling with pride

Stretch tall into the wet morning sky

Flooded fields trying to swallow

The torrential downpour

Hawks overhead soar

Search for breakfast down below

Turkey vultures concentrate on

Last night’s roadkill

If lucky they will find

The carcass of a deer

Nothing will keep

These guys from a meal.

Windshield wipers

On high-speed

Can’t keep up with the deluge

RV traveling too slow

In the fast lane

Semi throwing up

A thick mist

Vision blurred

You miss the drama

Taking place in the outside world

Wilson’s market is up ahead

But we won’t stop

Because we’re going to Illinois

Dark clouds above us

Heavy with rain and lightning

Filling me with dread

For the storm waiting down the road.

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.

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