Sun and Walk

I decided to live dangerously in October. It’s a scary month, so I’m going to explore a form of poetry with stringent rules that moves at a rapid-fire pace. I’m going to write blitz poetry. This unusual style, developed by Robert Keim, has set rules using connecting phrases to create a 50-line verse I titled Sun and Walk.

Line 1 is a short phrase or image. Line 2 is another short phrase or image using the same first word as line 1. Lines 3 and 4 starts with the same word used as the last word of line 2. Then, lines 5 and 6 use the last word of line 4. This pattern is followed until line 48. Line 49 uses the last word in 48. Line 50 begins with the last word in line 47. The title is three words long. The title format is the first word of line 3, a preposition or conjunction, and the first word of 47. You can’t use any punctuation. Luckily, these poems don’t need to rhyme. This poetic adventure will either be a lot of fun or leave me frustrated. I will call my first Blitz poem  Sun and Walk. Let’s get our spooky scare on right now.

Sun and Walk

Walking with a friend

Walking in the sun

Sun hot to the touch

Sun stops being fun

Fun up around the bend

Fun talking in the shade

Shade makes us forget time

Shade under a gazebo

Gazebo painted white

Gazebo with a green roof

Roof blocking out the heat

Roof a cozy hutch

Hutch rainproof

Hutch a shelter

Shelter made of foliage

Shelter to watch the ducks

Ducks play in dirty water

Ducks fighting for food

Food to nourish the body

Food to nourish the soul

Soul searching for answers

Soul weary of the world

World spinning in the heavens

World under the Saviors control

Control of the future

Control of the past

Past we can’t change

Past we can’t rearrange

Rearrange for the better

Rearrange for the good

Good for the healing

Good to bring peace

Peace of mind

Peace and wisdom

Wisdom to accept

Wisdom to know

Know the difference

Know to grow

Grow in strength

Grow in freedom

Freedom to make choices

Freedom to live

Live in His glory

Live to give

Give hope to the hopeless

Give grace for the walk

Walk in praise

Walk in faith



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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