Punch Drunk

I wanted to find some interesting styles of poetry for 2022. Metered poetry has always been a challenge for me. I discovered I subconsciously avoided the challenge of dabbling in this particular writing pattern. This year I decided to spread my wings and fly into the face of the storm. I stumbled across the Aquarian by accident and thought it might be interesting to play with this metered style during the last part of January and the entire month of February. This particular Aquarian I will call Punch Drunk.

I am discovering this style of poetry is harder than it first appeared. You only have to some up with fourteen syllables for each stanza, but sometimes you want to write more. Plus, I find the constant counting of the syllables distracting. I also have to fight the urge to create rhythms.

About the Aquarian

Maris Mazz created this metered style of poetry.

Each stanza has lines of 2/4/6/2 syllables. They can have any number of stanzas creating multiples of 4 lines. They aren’t supposed to rhythm at all.

Punch Drunk

Punch drunk
In the chaos
Uncertainty is here
Everywhere

They say
One thing today
Something else tomorrow
Punch drunk


Leave me
Lying here in
The middle of the street
Crying

Like a
Mad woman so
People can stare at me
And laugh

Draw the
Curtains closed now
Leave me alone right here
Crumbled


Dirt bath
Wallowing in
My filthy and tattered
dismay





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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