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 Lady of Leisure.
Lady of Leisure
No more solving problems without a real solution
No more piercing ends together to make stuff work
Dealing with snarky people and their noise pollution
I never aspired to be a secretary and front window clerk
Some people find it hard to stop working at a job
Their identity is attached to the duties they perform
I find it comforting to be miles away from the lynch mob
My problem centered around my inability to conform
I never learned how to trumpet the party line
The role of square peg in round hole easy to play
There were so many subtilities so hard to define
My blacks and whites blended into shades of grey
Retirement has given me an unexpected treasure
I spend my days doing what I want as a lady of leisure
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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