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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