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 My Hometown.
Over the years I’ve fallen in and out of love with you
As a kid I felt like an outsider standing in the rain looking in
Living on the wrong side of the tracks I saw a different view
Knowing I could never be enough deep down under my skin
The first chance I got I moved away
To different cities with strange and exciting places
Only to discover I couldn’t stray
From the place where I grew up and familiar faces
I made the long journey back over the miles
In hopes of feeling a warm welcoming embrace
To be greeted with a cold welcome and phony smile
So I made my home in this empty hostile place
I have learned to be content living here in my hometown
This poet, wordsmith, gypsy storyteller, and creative clown
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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