Harassing the Muse


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 the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Harassing the Muse.

Harassing the Muse

Girl, you have got to stop harassing the muse.

Leave Word Daddy alone

You know he has a short fuse.

Why do you always bitch and moan?

When you know, he has a case of the blues

I understand sometimes he can seem uncouth

But look at the situation from his point of view

He’s underpaid if you want the truth

What is a poor writer supposed to do?

I know he constantly asks for a raise

You need to earn some money with your collection of words

Because I don’t think he will get over this phase.

I know they are as fragile as little baby birds.

They might fly if you gave them enough air.

Word daddy has been patient although sometimes unkind.

And I don’t think it is very fair

To keep him chained in the basement of your mind

Sometimes he needs to be let out to play

Especially, since he works for free

And I hope you don’t get offended when I say

You took up the challenge and ignored my plea.

What were you thinking anyway?

When you made yourself the challenge?

To post a new creation everyday

Didn’t you stop to consider the emotional damage

Placed upon the shoulder of your muse?

If you want my opinion this is entirely your fault

And it comes at a time when he’s paid his dues

Bring this insanity to a sudden halt

Or leave Word Daddy alone.

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.

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