Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are those of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Yesterday.


Yesterday was the perfect day

to ride a twisted country road.

There was a crispness to the air,

and the sky was blue

with only a trace of a dark cloud.

The fields are ripe with corn and hay,

 ready for harvest by the load.

All is right with the world, and life is fair

away from the city in the golden harvest’s hue.

The motorcycle beneath me runs steady and loud,

as around the sharp corners, we twist and sway.

Up and down the hills, we glided and flowed,

until we reached the city congested with flair.

that’s when I took a breath and knew

We city dwellers have become too proud

Somehow, we have gone astray

from our ancestor’s wisdom and code

of respecting the land and doing our share

to preserve the future with the crops, we grew

and to fertilize the dirt we cultivated and plowed.

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.

8 thoughts on “Yesterday

  1. I was wondering what you were going to experiment with this month. 😀 Word Daddy has been so generous with you! 😉 What a very wonderful poem reflecting our sad and unwelcome departure from our roots and the practices of our ancestors. I’m sure, yesterday was much more beautiful without the exploitations of today 😕

  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. I think that while we are so busy living that we often overlook and not see the good parts of the world and life, think that everyone needs to stop the world and get off for a bit to reboot… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    May all the wishes you wish come true
    May peace be within you
    May your heart be strong
    May you find whatever you’re seeking
    Wherever you may roam
                      (Irish Saying)

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