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 Books.
There is a secret stash hiding in the closet under the stairs
Some remain nestled on my Kindle waiting to be read
Worlds for me to explore without putting on airs
Historic battles fought where I don’t have to bleed
A thousand characters to hate or befriend
Mysteries to uncover as I scan the pages
A desire to discover the mystery before the end
Seeking a story that unfolds in meticulous stages
A delicious escape that can only found in a book
The art of storytelling sitting in front of a roaring fire
On a cold winter night when the snow flies was all it took
To light within my childish heart a flaming desire
There is a world beyond the one we know and embrace
All you need to do is turn the pages to start the chase
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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