Pleiades S is for Sanity


In November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried my hand with it using the letter A. Therefore, I wrote Pleiades S is for Sanity to post in November.

I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 50,000-word challenge again.

(First Pleiades S is for Sanity)


Stoical on the alter while you build the fire

Searching for deliverance but none is to be found

Seduced by your promises and persuasive desire

Sedated by mistaken beliefs and sardonic voice

Shamed by the knowledge I had a choice

Smothered by the smoke rising in the air

Scapegoat at the Scarlet City Fair

(Second Pleiades S is for Sanity)


Scared but hopeful in this sad situation

Sharing a prayer for this selfish nation

Sheltered from the coming storm

Secure in God’s protective arm

Scandalous way we hurt one another

Separated by rage plagued by disease

Second rate anger when we should support one another

(Third Pleiades S is for Sanity)


Sun on my face wind at my back

Start to turn a corner and receive a happy surprise

Sublime encounter of the unexpected kind

Sensual secret to keep in our heart

Sometimes fortune plays a good part

Self-propelled into the arms that remind

Serenity is found in your sincere blue eyes

NaNoWriMo update

I’m getting close to the end with 2447 words today. This makes my total out to be 43063.

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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