Types of Poetry

There are many Types of Poetry. This is one type - A poem about young love – and the many mistakes we make. Some might consider this not a poem, but then... people can think what they wish.
Types of Poetry



Richard A. McCullough

Janice, a name that echoes in the hallways, her tread still through thick rugs, Room 12 and 14, where we drank that night with the lights down low and the radio picking up Phoenix, Arizona, a thousand miles away.

She was sitting on the bed in her Levi's and T-shirt. She hadn't even changed. Dusty spots on crossed knees accentuating the lines of her legs. Lovely Janice, smiling, white teeth sparkling, in moonlight diffused by street light.

The talk of the excavation, Mike and Tom, rapping endlessly on into Phoenix radio subtle love music. My feet had grown unsteady with vodka and beer. I sat beside her, spilling dust from the excavation, ancient history mixed with moonbeams through the half drawn shade.

Someone outside walking, their footsteps clattering, clattering, clattering through the window shade, walking there beneath the palms, between the well-kept ribbons of sprinklered grass, and neon in the next block, crackling through the autumn rustle, rattling, noisily blinking, and her lap became so comfortable to my blearing head.

I could hear her heartbeats. She was smoking a cigarette, without attention, and the click of heels had drawn my mind from the folds of her shirt, sweaty and stained, and the smell of cool grass flitted through the window beneath the shade.

"Let's take a walk."

Palm leaves, rippled moonlight, and neon cool blue, and we walked and found a cool park, laying in the grass, counting stars.

"A shooting star! Did you see it?"

"Yes, I saw it."

She wasn't even watching, her eyes fastened to my face, drunk with moonlight and gin. And another one. She wasn't watching. Neither was I. Her eyes were enough starlight, smiling at me in the darkened park.

"I love you." I was drunk. "You know that? I love you."

"Yes," and the trees in a soft breeze rustled back our surrender.

Types of Poetry


Write on...

Richard A. McCullough

© copyright 2011 - Richard A McCullough is the creator & editor of http://www.write-better-fiction.com the Fiction Writers source for Writing Better Fiction Faster and Selling More of What You Write.

Copyright - you may freely republish this article, provided the text, author's credit, active links and this copyright notice remain intact.

If the info on this site helped you in any way, you can leave a tip by hitting the "donate" button below.

If you can’t afford to donate, that's OK too.

You're also welcome to pass this page along to any friends who might benefit from the information.

For those with a website or blog you can link to this site by simply copying and pasting the following paragraph:

See this site Write-Better-Fiction.com for some great info on writing fiction.

Thank You to all the writers who've donated and helped spread the word about this site over this last year. Your donations, comments and referrals are what inspire me to keep going.



Back to - Types of Poetry "Janice"

Back To "Types of Poetry"

Back to - Write-Better-Fiction.com Home Page

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Get Your
Free Resource Guide
For Writers

Click Here For Your Free Resource Guide For Writers