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
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
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