Shedding

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 I will call  this one Shedding.

I am discovering this style of poetry is harder than it first appeared. You only have to develop 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. These short poems have gotten darker, and I am not sure why. Maybe it’s caused by the dark winter or all the conflicting messages we get these days. There is one thing for sure. They are filled with a touch of sadness.

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.

 Shedding

Shedding
My old coat of
Useless information
Cut it

Shredding
The evening news
False talk played every night
Trash it

Hearing
All the evil in
The world slanted bad
Stop it.

Hearing
All the evil in
The world slanted bad
Stop it.

Blindfolded
In this crooked 
Maze of confusion and
Turmoil

Who do
I trust when all
Our leaders are for sale
Dang it

Shedding
My firm faith in
Government for the people 
I sigh

Two sides
Same coin of graft
I turn off my boob tube
And laugh

At all 
Ridiculous
Dramatic acting of
The day

They can’t
Even report 
The local weather news
without 

Hints of
A healthy dose
Of exaggeration
These days




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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