Chasing Rabbits

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 Chasing Rabbits.

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.

About the Aquarian and Chasing Rabbits

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. However, they don’t need to rhythm.

A blog post by Crandew inspired this Aquarian.

Chasing Rabbits

Chasing
Rabbits down an
Invisible black hole
Searching

For a
Truth you can’t find
Clever, bright white bunny
Rabbit

Sometimes
Acting the part 
Of cartoon character
Elmer

Fudd was
Assigned to me
By the invisible 
Hand of


My tough
Creator who is
A talented artist
Brushstrokes

With a 
Firm steady hand
But why did he draw me
Always

Chasing
The same pesky
Rabbit down endless holes
When I


Longed for
A simple meal
Beside a nice warm fire
And then

The day
Spent chasing a
Pesky rabbit the same
Dark hole

You wrote 
It in the script
Bugs Bunny always wins
The race





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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