Dyslexia

I plan to continue my poetic adventure in 2023, similar to how I started in 2022, with a slight variation. Starting with the letter A, I will try to explore several poetry styles. This journey in poetry writing started two years ago when I strongly desired to learn more about reading and writing poetry. Black Out Poems became my obsession at the end of 2022. I promise to be a little more diverse this year. I started 2023 by writing “Ars Poetic” verse style. This form of poetry can be translated from Latin as “The Art of Poetry,” I titled this poem Dyslexia.

How does “Ars Poetic?” relate to the poem Dyslexia

Horace started this tradition somewhere around 13 B.C.E. This form of poetry is simply writing a poem about writing a poem. It expresses how the poet feels when engaged in the writing process, examining the poet’s relationship to the poem. There are no rules about meter or rhythm. Writing this form of poetry should be a fun experience.

Note: I decided to tackle my “Ars Poetic” poems by writing them in a series of poems without any rules of meter and rhythm. The subject matter concerns what I could write about if I chose to write about the subject matter.

Dyslexia
Little girl lost in a crowded classroom
Trying to make sense of words on a page
Frustrated beyond patience, she starts to fume
Nothing makes sense when she looks at the words
She tosses her pencil in a childish rage
The punishment and embarrassment make her quiet
She doesn’t demand, and she doesn’t pretend
The other kids think she stupid
But she knows the truth
There is no way to argue and defend
She is trapped in the illusion of youth
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on a library shelf
It opened up the world of words like restless birds

I guess I could write about that

Like notes sung by a little bird
Letter upon letter
Word upon word
Line upon line 
Stanza upon stanza
This poem is for me to create and define


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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