Firecracker

I skidded into July without even tapping the brakes. Time seems to slip through my fingers the further I travel down the road. I decided to take a pit stop at the poetic form called Dansa. This style of poetry, known as an Occitan (the official language of Catalonia) this form has no set meter. This lyrical poetry style comes from the Occitan words for “to dance.” I called this Dansa Poem Firecracker. I didn’t want to write this one, but it wouldn’t leave me alone.

Guidelines for writing a Dansa Poem and Firecracker

*Opening quintain (Or five-line stanza) followed by quatrains (or four-lined stanzas)

*The opening line of the first stanza is the final line of every stanza

*Rhyme scheme in the opening stanza: AbbaA (Capitol represents the refrain

*Rhyme scheme in the other stanzas: bbaA

There are no other rules.

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’m excited about jogging down this road.

Firecracker

Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run
There is an important fact you can’t evade
I’m going to rain fire on your parade
I’m an evil boyish man with a big nasty gun
Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run

My face will be plastered on every TV
Tattoos and all for everyone to see
I’ll be famous by the time I’m done
Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run

Some people want money I want fame
Everybody will soon know my name
I’m going to spoil everyone’s fun
Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run

I don’t care if I make you cry
All I want is for everyone to die
My reign of tyranny has just begun
Pop, pop, pop, boom, boom, boom, everybody run


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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