Henhouse Ladies


In June, I plan to explore writing the Acrostic Poem. I’ve played with this form of poetry in the past. I don’t know how I came up with the idea. It must have been a word experiment for me back in the day when I was playing with poetry. The definition of an Acrostic Poem is the first letter of each line should spell out a word or phrase vertically. This word or phrase plays the role of a theme or message. Also, this message can appear in the middle or end of the poem. My coming across the Acrostic poem design is a clever attempt at wordplay. My Acrostic style of poetry for today is called Henhouse Ladies. It shows how an act of rebellion started me on my way to becoming The Henhouse lady.

Henhouse Ladies

Helpless imprisoned ladies

Encased in a concrete cage

Narcistic boss a little shady

Happy hens lay golden eggs

Offensive words created rage

Underhanded words with pretentious legs

She said “I’ll make a quilt”

Emasculating the slight to make it wilt

Like a dromedary she carried it from place to place

And hung it on the wall as a powerful display

Deteriorating his attempt to revile and disgrace.

Inefficient covering because power always has its way

Eventually tiring of the costly tiring game

She decided to write a book and made Stan his name.

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.

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