The Great Reset

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  The Great Reset.

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 and The Great Reset

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.

The Great Reset

The Great
Reset where we
Give them all of our stuff
And rent

Our car
Our house and the
Dishes on the kitchen
Top shelf



The clothes
In the closet
The pot sitting on the 
Cold stove

Our minds
Our hearts and our
Souls theirs tied up in small
Pink bows

They have
Never had to rent
An apartment in the
Winter 

Without
Heat with frozen
Pipes because of landlord 
Neglect

Do you
Think the new way
Will improve your lot in
This life

You might
Want to think this
Through, the government can
Never be

A good 
Landlord in the
Home of the free and brave
Because

We will  
No longer be
Brave or free we will be 
Owned 






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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