Sick and Tired

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

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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