The Weatherman’s News


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 The Weatherman’s News.

The Weatherman’s News

Bob Dylan once said,

In Subterranean Homesick Blues,

“It don’t take a weatherman

To know which way the wind blows.”

Well, I have a piece of news

You can’t trust a weatherman to predict

The reality of an approaching storm.

It’s all so overblown and exaggerated

A dramatic ploy to increase ratings.

Take last night for instance,

Severe weather was forecast

Sounding the tornado alarm.

Like the winter snows

Said to be moving our way,

Sending us scurrying to the store

For bread, milk, and toilet paper.

And we only get a flurry

Trust the science they say,

But how can we do that

When they can’t even read

Doppler Radar correctly.

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.

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