A Persistent Pest


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 A Persistent Pest.

A Persistent Pest

Gadfly plaguing humanity

Hoovering just beyond reach

Buzzing, buzzing

Around our collective head

Bringing terror and dread

A persistent pest

Buzzing, buzzing

Bringing fear and instant insanity.

Perilous plague,

Exploited by the politicians

A clever excuse to get what they want

Buzzing, buzzing

Increase the uncertainty and fear

There is no relief to be found here

Buzzing, buzzing

The wings of woe flutter and flaunt.

Peculiar parasite

Taunted by the media telling precious lies

There is no harbor of truth

Buzzing, buzzing

Hourly over the television

This script was written by political division

Buzzing, buzzing

The outcome holds a little surprise.

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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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.

12 thoughts on “A Persistent Pest

      1. Thank you. I’m not sure if the ideas will come. Word Daddy has been missing in action lately. He’s my muse with an attitude.

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