Honest Lies

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 one I will call Honest Lies.

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 Honest Lies

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.

 Honest Lies

I will
Not listen to
Any experts talk about 
Data

And vague
Statistics they
Distort to fool masses
Seeking

Pieces 
Of mystery
Disguised as honest truth.
All lies

Pale faced
Men dressed in an
Expensive suits or scrubs
Tell me

How I
Should live my life
And the things I should hate
And fear

How I
Should live my life
And the things I should hate
And fear

I will
Remember the
Smallpox tainted blankets
Death gift

I will
Not ignore a
Conspiracy theory
These days

I will
Listen to the 
Kernel of truth buried
Deep down


Below
The honest lies
To foster the rage and
False fear




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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