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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