Will not be Tolerated

I am happy March has arrived, and I can put my adventure with the Aquarian metered poetry behind me. I’ve decided to move into new territory. In the past, I have devoted myself to writing a single style of poetry for the month. Writing in the same style for thirty days can get tiring, so I will lunch a new way of attacking my poetic journey. I will explore three new types of poetry in March, and I plan to write Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch poems. This poetic adventure will teach me many important lessons about meter and rhythm.  Let’s get started. This poem is a Black Out Poem titled Will not be Tolerated.

Blank Out Poem and Will not be Tolerated

Poet takes a black marker and redacts words until a poem forms It is important to note the text and redacted words form a visual poem.

Method to use

!. Identify source text. The source can be a newspaper, a page from a book, or any written text.

2. Draw a box around keywords or phrases.

3. Make Connections between boxes. (This is optional.)

4. Color the rest in with a marker. You can use any color. The most common color used is black.

I found this style of creating a poem unique from anything I’ve ever tried before. The words are already provided, and the challenge is to make something poetic out of the text. I decided to use Mr. Chartwell, Rebecca Hunt, to create these poems.

Note: Hunt uses several references to the Babylonian Whore in the book I am using to create these poems. Possible from one of two references. In the book of Revelation, the whore of Babylon exists. I also discovered that in the Victorian Age, they called city of Lond Babylon. Since the sitting for hunts story exists in London, I assume the reference comes from and is used similar to the David Gray song Babylon.

Will not be tolerated

An  important task
That shouldn’t be hard
“Earning monkey nuts.”
“Monkey nothing, genius.”
Object of absolute focus.
A red grin
Blue rattling bangles
“Loud jewllery,
Is indecent
Not be tolerated.”
Her bare arms, drilling
Fragment of bra strap,
Like the whore of Babylon,
“Will not be tolerated.”
It’s crucial you work.

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.

4 thoughts on “Will not be Tolerated

  1. I’ve never heard of “Breccbairdne, Blackout, and Brady’s Touch poems”. Thank you for sharing. There are so many different rhyming schemes, but I only know free style.

    1. I love free style. I’ve been trying to explore these different style for the past year or so. I wanted to learn more about the writing process. Thank you for reading.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion — I should try it! One thing I have done, and would like to try more is my early version of making copypastas. I take a piece of writing, copy it into a Word doc, then find/replace a bunch of words making it silly. Kinda like a Mad Lib. Rearrange stuff. Replace random words. Mostly it has served as an idea generation tool, in the future maybe I will make one far removed enough from the original so I am not plagiarizing.

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