If I Find the Time


My year-long odyssey into the various styles of poetry has taught me many lessons about myself. I enjoy getting lost in the world of rhyming words. There still isn’t one style of poetry I would choose as my favorite to write in. July is the perfect month to create a selection of free verse poems. This style of poetry has no rules, which I find liberating. They don’t have to rhythm, but I suspect mine will rhythm because that is how I roll. One of the poems I plan to share during this month of free verse is  If I Find the Time.

If I Find the Time

I’d like to read all the books,

I have stashed in the closet under the stairs,

The collection of brilliant stories

To read and ponder,

If I find the time.

I’d like to finish all the projects I started.

The New York City Crazy quilt,

The pieced stars half-finished,

The tops that just need quilted,

If I find the time.

I’d like to travel the world,

Experience life,

One adventure after another,

If I find the time.

I’d like to write all the stories rambling in my head.

The funny ones,

The sad ones,

The ones filled with romance.

It seems like one life is not enough,

To do all I want to get done.

I would sit down and make a list.

Organize everything that needs to get done,

If I find the time.

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 “If I Find the Time

  1. One life doesn’t seem enough, does it? 😉 Or atleast, a day should have 26 hours. Love this poem so very much! Very charming one. Finding it highly relatable too! ☺️

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