Yellow Pinto

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 Yellow Pinto.

First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Yellow Pinto

  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 Yellow Pinto.

Yellow Pinto
Cruising down Washington Avenue
Me sitting in the back seat of Mary’s Pinto
WLS.AM 890 playing ‘Louie, Louie”
Us screaming out the suspect lyrics
At the top of our lungs
Drinking Boone’s Farm apple wine
It was the summertime of 1972
The moon and stars glowed in the sky
And we had a bright future down the road ahead.
But our lives were filled with a restless yearning
We’d always be friends
We’d change the world
We were filled with the pretentious knowledge of youth
But if we could have seen around the bend 
We wouldn’t have been so bold
Turned that Pinto into a life raft
Or a spaceship to launch ourselves into the stars
Stone cold sober, and surf through the galaxy.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Yellow Pinto

  1. Boone’s Farm, my. This reverie is to say the least energetic, if sobering (sorry for the pun). We dream, we promise. Then what’s real happens. My first car was a Bobcat, the Mercury version of the Pinto. No a/c and in my case no radio.

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