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 Sick and Tired.
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. One thing I know for sure, sadness captured my attention during this dark winter.
About the Aquarian and Sick and Tired
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.
Sick and Tired Mama Used to say she Was “sick and tired being Sick and Tired” I Didn’t understand Her meaning way back then I do Today Because I am Sick and tired of being Sick and Tired of A long winter Filled with ice, cold, and snow Sick and Tired of Rules that make no Common sense or apply Sick and Tired of Being pushed and pulled Various directions Sick and Tired of Bogus people Who pretend they do care Sick and Tired of The unfairness Of life and the bias views Sick and Tired of The way we are Gaslighted everyday Sick and Tired of Being treated Like a stupid person Sick and Tired of Being sick and Tired of being sick and Tired now
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