Running out of Steam


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 Running out of Steam.

Running out of Steam

Last night I dreamed

The words to a poem,

But when I awoke

They vanished

Like vapor

Into the cool morning air.

That is so like my muse,

Word Daddy,

Is great at lighting the fuse,

Only to blow it out

Before the creativity can ignite

Into a brilliant display of glory.

He’s famous for disappearing

When I find myself

Running out of steam.

He’s tricky that way.

I tried to fire him,

But he refused to go away.

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.

4 thoughts on “Running out of Steam

  1. That’s an excellent write up, yes it’s true we need to catch hold of some beautiful thoughts when they visit us n before disappearing. Once gone it’s done n hard to bring them back. You penned it soo beautifully 😍 I loved it.

  2. Your muse may sometimes disappear, but the amount of poetry β€” in so many different forms and styles β€” you have created in the past year is truly astounding/inspiring!!!

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