A Wordsmith’s Desire


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 A Wordsmith’s Desire.

A Wordsmith’s Desire

I crave words

They may be long or may be short

Craving word is my favorite sport

Words the auctioneer can yell and bark

Words whispered by lovers in the dark

Words filled with passion and word filled with pain

Words with no meaning to drive me insane

Words spoken in anger and words uttered in joy

Words filled with emotion this writer can employ

Words that can make one hunger and feel

Words I can use to create something real

I’ve discovered the dictionary is my faithful friend

And on a thesaurus I can always depend

When searching for the perfect synonym

And when I find myself out on a limb

Words stored in my memory will always spring to mind

A wealth of articles, adjectives, verbs, and nouns to find.

A wordsmith’s deepest and darkest desire

Is to find the perfect words to set the world on fire.

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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