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 Springfield.


President Abraham Lincoln Hotel

A DoubleTree by Hilton

Plush entryway carpet in black and vermillion

The promise of a luxurious retreat

Recycled Records on Adams Street

Celtic Mist Pub open for business

A marijuana store on the corner

Rooster and I feeling like a foreigner

Unable to find a restaurant as we roam

Because the downtown is deserted

Government employees still working from home

Panhandler on the corners bucket empty

He’s not getting any sympathy

No one’s around to give him their spare change

All things Lincoln

Union Square Park

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

And Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Old State Capitol

Lincoln-Herndon Law Office

Lincoln Depot

Lincoln family pew at First Presbyterian Church

And last but not least the Lincoln Tomb

The eerie sound of trains rumbling into the night

A St. Patrick’s Day Parade to make things appear bright

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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