Day of Reckoning


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 Day of Reckoning.

Day of Reckoning

Whoop, whoop, whoop

Police helicopters overhead

Ominous eye in the sky.

Whoop, whoop, whoop

Red-blue lights flash through my window

I want to hide under the bed

Normal rules of engagement don’t apply

Whoop, whoop, whoop

Sirens blare in the distance

The state cops are out tonight

Stuff gets interesting every time they come to town.

Whoop, whoop, whoop

The SWAT team has suited up

The usual suspects take flight

Everyone knows something bad is going down.

Whoop, whoop, whoop

The rumor mill on social media

People telling their sad story

About drug busts, a blood bath, and a biker gang

Whoop, whoop, whoop

Nobody seems to really know

Which criminals deserve all the glory

For bringing on the heat to hassle and harangue

Whoop, whoop, whoop

It will be all over by the morning

The helicopter and SWAT will go home

the pushers of poison wander back onto the street.

Whoop, whoop, whoop

Nothing has changed after the day of reckoning

It’s some kind of weird city syndrome

The battle is over and both sides suffer defeat.

This is my reality.

The more things change,

the more they stay the same.

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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