The Death of a Dream

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 . The Death of a Dream

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.

The Death of a Dream

The Death of a Dream

My once upon a time
Became never, never land
Still a girl has to dream
Even after the fairytale
Succumbing to a lingering death

It never was a crime
To believe little girl stories
The prisoner with the long hair
A servant with a magic shoe
My once upon a time

I never could really understand
The difference between rich and poor
Beauty and the dreadful beast
Why my fate was so jagged
Became never, never Land

It seemed like such a simple scheme
An arrangement of consonants and vowels
Simple words on a page
The illusive world of books
Still a girl has to dream

The ship of hope set sail
On a dark drunken sea
Miles away from the safe port
Carrying a cargo of words
Even after the fairytale

Persevering until  my last breath
I dream the dream of fools
I write my stories with restless hands
Creating dreams with eyes open
Succumbing to a lingering death

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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Published by henhouselady

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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