The Spirit of Soliloquy


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 The Spirit of Soliloquy.

The Spirit of Soliloquy

I don’t think I’ve captured

the spirit of soliloquy.

These rambling conversations with myself

don’t find me enraptured

with the style.

One word placed in front of another

can stretch on for over a mile

especially when they march single file.

A personal conversation I manufacture

privately in my own head

upon these pages breath free,

and I discover I want to puncture

them like poking a pin in a balloon

just to watch them deflate.

The end of the month will come soon

and I will once again be free

to pick and calculate

another style of poetry to be fractured

and unless I’m barking up the wrong tree

the new style of poetry

will be better suited to me

than these blasted soliloquies.

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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