A Series of Unfortunate Events


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 A Series of Unfortunate Events .

Awaken in the middle of the night

By the sound of a bomb exploding

Only it wasn’t a bomb

Just a drunk girl under the street

Running into the construction equipment

The cops come with flashing red light

A fire truck and an ambulance

Struggle to fall back asleep

And Then

Beep, beep, beep at 7 a.m.

Yellow-Jacket guys

Heavy equipment

Functioning as my alarm clock

They are digging the hole deep

To asses the damage

And Then

Drink coffee

Eat breakfast

Do exercises to strengthen the knee

There is no time for romance

Before I log on to my computer

Microsoft word going berserk

Three hours on the phone

With computer support

Issue still unresolved

And Then

Mad rush across town

Catch every red light

Arrive at physical therapy late

Eight minutes on the bike

In an uphill climb

Move to the leg press

Do the monster walk

And stretch and stretch

And then

Rush to the Computer store

An hour with an arrogant computer guy

Confusing dialog that makes me wonder why

I even bothered to come

Leave the stoe feeling dumb

An Then

Log on when I get home

Issue still unresolved

Word won’t save and it won’t work

The entire day was

A Series of Unfortunate Events

I hold out hope tomorrow

Will be a better day.

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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