My Hometown


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.

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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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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