Saturday at the Cone Palace

We’ve moved into June, and I need a poetry style that starts with the letter F. I’ve decided to write Free verse Poems. Writing Free Verse Poems for an entire month frightens me because they lack meter, rhythm, and form. Sometimes a person needs these guidelines to keep them honest. What makes a poem a poem if there is no way to define it as a poem? The only way to start the party is to run my finger over the keys and see what pops up on the computer screen. I will call this poem Saturday at the Cone Palace.

First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Saturday at the Cone Palace

  1. Candace and flow
  2. The built on the language of the poet
  3. Non-uniform lines and stanzas
  4. Experience with space
  5. Prosaic Qualities
  6. Concise Imagery

It appears free verse isn’t as rudderless as I first thought. My poetry writing challenge in June could get exciting. It’s time to read Saturday at the Cone Palace.

Saturday at the Cone Palace

The line of cars out on the highway 
Waiting for their turn to pull into the parking lot.
Advertisement for the tasty treats to be found inside
Hamburgers, coney dogs, onion rings, and fried cauliflower
Everything is better deep-fried.
Countless flavors of ice cream
Raspberry, Death by Chocolate, butter pecan, 
Strawberry, cherry, lemon twist, and orange cream
But you choose vanilla with sprinkles.
The sprinkles make all the difference.
I wonder if the Governor has sprinkles,
They say he eats here whenever heโ€™s in town. 

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.

7 thoughts on “Saturday at the Cone Palace

  1. “Hey ~ aide ~ quick, before we go in… Which will more people vote for, a governor who eats his ice cream with sprinkles, or without? Do you think I should order apple pie flavor?”…

      1. Ya, I don’t even know him & I sure don’t equate jimmies with political acumen ~ I was just trying to be funny, with the usual (abysmal) results.

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