Secrets

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 Aquarian I will call  Secrets.

I am discovering this style of poetry is harder than it first appeared. You only have to come 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.

I call this one Secrets

Secrets

Whispers
In the darkness
Words spoken between us
Private

Spring to
The light revealed
Betrayal of the heart
Arrayed

In a 
Broken promise
For all the world to hear
Our shame

Sharp edge
Of illusion
Hidden pleasure and pain
Dream life

Gossips 
Tongue of fire have
Blazed as an inferno
Tattler

Why did 
You have to brag
Couldn’t you keep your stupid mouth
Shut tight

Be sure 
Your sin will find
You out yet when love has 
Gone bad

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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