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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