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 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
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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Sounds like a great place to visit!