My yearlong odyssey into the various styles of poetry has taught me many lessons about myself. I enjoy getting lost in the world of rhyming words. There still isn’t one style of poetry I would choose as my favorite to write in. July is the perfect month to create a selection of free verse poems. This style of poetry has no rules, which I find liberating. They don’t have to rhythm, but I suspect mine will because that is how I roll. One of the poems I plan to share during this month of free verse is July Power Outage.
July Power Outage
Plunged into the darkness Out with the lights.
Weather relater chaos
Episode of summer harshness
Rage comes with the darkness of nights.
Out goes the hum of the air conditioner
Unpleasant humidity and sweltering heat
Tarnishing any idea of a pleasant sleep
And here we sit alone in the dark
Gasping for hours, afraid to leave your seat
Electricity is man’s greatest invention with spark.
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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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