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 Wandering.

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

  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 Wandering. .

Hot summer days 
Always remind me of school breaks
In the hot, humid heat that blazed.
Without air conditioning.
Our only relief was the Sea Shore.
The town swing pool
With no sea or shore
Or walk to the park to hang 
With the freaks
A blend of a hippie and a hood
I don’t know if it is worth mentioning,
I must have seemed dangerous.
This potential high school dropout,
With enough teenage angst 
To launch a nuclear bomb
Who knew all the wrong people,
And never made it to the prom.
Who listened to Led Zeppelin 
And knew every word of their songs,
I listened, loud and proud of my lack of potential.
Yes, I must have seemed dangerous to touch,
When I was just dazed and confused.
Wandering from pillar to post
In the hot, humid heat of the summertime. 

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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