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 Suck it up and Get Over it.
Suck it up and Get Over it
Fuzzy headed women of wit
Suck it up and get over it.
You’ve been watching too much TV news
And you know how it gives you the blues.
You can’t change any of the ills in the world
And wars will rage, bombs will always be hurled
In the direction of the innocent.
The pinnacle of power will never relent
Until we all have fallen to our knees
Or are killed by a deadly disease
And still the world will keep spinning around
Unhampered by pathetic pleas and the sound
Of the cried of mourners in a boneyard of grief
And city dwellers who get no relief
From the dangers in the street
In cold winter and summer’s heat.
Flinching, you wait for the next hit,
But suck it up and Get Over it.
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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