Through the Years

I ripped another page from the calendar hanging on my kitchen wall. We enter the month of May with thoughts of spring swimming around in our heads. The sun is shining bright on the days it isn’t raining. The snow vanished into distant memory. This month I plan to explore a poetry style that reminds me of a trickling waterfall. Udit Bhatia created the Cascade poem. There are no rules for rhythm or meter. The layout is simple in that the lines of the first stanza are repeated as the refrain lines in the stanzas that follow. The poem flows like this ABC, xxA, xxB xxC. Add lines to the poem longer. Thus, you are making a cascading effect with words. How hard can that be? This Cascade Poem I titled Through the years.

Note: I will also be adding Black Out Poems as we go along the way. I plan to keep using this style until the book I’m using runs out of pages for me to play with to create these unique and visual poems. I might as well get started. I’m excited about jogging down this road.

Through the Years

Through the years

Loving you is a simple thing
I’ve been doing it for a long time
As seasons turn into years
Difficult when we were young
But we Mellowed as we aged

Just as the winter turns to spring
A restless heart learns to stay
Flowers bloom in the sunshine
Dark clouds bring the healing rain
Loving you is a simple thing

A summer of love is so sublime
Like a cool drink in the shade
To conquer the hazy, humid heat
Sittin on the porch late at night
I’ve been doing it for a long time

The heat turns cool, changing gears
Fall leaves glide through the air
All the world bathed in red and gold
Jack-o-lanterns stare from front porch steps
As seasons turn into years

All the hallelujahs that the choir sung
The trees are covered in strings of light
Presents wrapped in paper of silver and gold
Waiting for the fat man dressed in red
Difficult when we were young

The world moved on, and the storms raged
We stuck together through thick and thin
Passion played a bigger part
Still smoldering in our breasts
But we Mellowed as we aged

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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