Indiana Burial

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 Indiana Burial.

Indiana Burial

Flashers on

Escorted caravan

Down a country road

Traffic comes to a halt

To allow the mourners to pass

Telegraph poles

Barren fields

Naked trees

A narrow gravel lane

Past tombstones

Thick dark clouds

Sprinkles of rain

Huddle together under a blue canopy

With the coffin

The 23st Psalms

A cold chill in the air

Your young body is laid to rest

Among the Campbells, Shaffers, Coopers

Cardwells, Mitchels, Shucks, and the Smiths

And don’t forget the Browns

Interned two rows back

A cold hard rain

Falls in earnest from the sky

Wiping our tears we walk away

Stomachs rumpling

Because nothing makes you hungrier

Then an Indiana burial

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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Published by henhouselady

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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