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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Published by henhouselady

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.

2 thoughts on “Books

  1. Your love of words and writing and language is inspiring. I truly admire that you are challenging yourself to write poems in so many different styles and forms! This one beautifully combines your love of books/reading/writing with your love of poetry…

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