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 The Lucky Ones.
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. I know for sure that sadness captured my attention during this dark winter.
About the Aquarian and The Lucky Ones
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.
The lucky Ones They said It would never Last, because we were too Young and Very Impulsive and From two broken homes and Had no Picture Of how cruel Life can be and the love We shared Wouldn’t be Enough to help Us ride out the storm of Turmoil But we Were the lucky Ones who walk hand in Hand past Stop signs Refusing to Slow our steady pace Moving Toward The finish line Avoiding new hurdles Jumping Past all And over all Obstacles in our way Winning The race There is something Special about long life Loving Yes, we Are the lucky Ones who’s love endured till The end
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