The Lucky Ones

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

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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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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