My year-long 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 rhythm because that is how I roll. One of the poems I plan to share during this month of free verse is Break Dancing.
I crave the freedom of movement and expression,
A place where only gravity can slow my roll.
A geriatric B-Girl upon a tilted stage
Doing top rock steps for a jilted world
Knee drop down to the floor
And I might not get back up again.
Fancy footwork as I shuffle and glide
A bit of freeze tag and I am it.
Power moves for those who want more
I flap my arms and do a head spin
The flips and tricks a figment of my imagination.
This clumsy B-Girl might as well quit.
I have two left feet I cannot hide
There is no fancy footwork left in me
Trapped in this arthritis plagued shell
Still inside there is a longing for my body to move freely.
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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