Horizon Church


Poetry tops the list of things I love. I’ve never had a chance to study it as an art form. The college I went to didn’t have much use for poetry. Nobody ever got rich from writing. I can make the statement they didn’t place much value on the written word as a means of expression. In my time there, only one creative writing class was offered every four years because it was a requirement for middle school teachers. I felt sorry for my professor. It was his last year before retirement. All my classmates did was complain. I decided to devote 2021 to writing different styles of poetry. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one Horizon Church.

Horizon Church

Planted on the street that once was skid row

Beside the sleezy bars with vacancy signs

A tiny church was planted and decided to grow

Among the weeds of vice that twists and twines

People thought they were crazy to locate there

In a dilapidated building that needed tore down

The topless next door claimed it wasn’t fair

The church made them all look like a clown

The congregation went ahead with their plan

They chopped up the bar and made it into a pulpit

Laboring day and night the work slowly began

To create a place to worship and spirituality commit 

Lives dedicated to Jesus among the trash and the debris

Unshackled from the past to sore high, liberated, and free

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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