A Passionless Life


I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure unless Rooster and I decide to visit our baby chick in New York City. Sometimes I get a hunger for the road. Christmas is right around the corner. I wrote this Proverbial poem because passion in life is a blessing, so I called it A passionless life.

A Passionless Life

Without wood, the fire would die” is an old gypsy proverb.

A Passionless Life

A fire needs three things to survive

Oxygen, heat, and fuel

Without all three, the flame wouldn’t thrive

Wood is always a useful tool

When trying to keep a flame alive

Stoking can sometimes appear cruel

When a part of you is devoured by the flame

Don’t stand too close because you will get burned

By a raging inferno, no one can tame

It’s a lesson that comes hard learned

A sad experience by no other name

Fuel for the fire and your head is turned

A rumor, a lover, a passion-filled game

Heap it up, heap it up

More wood for the fire

Burn it up, burn it up

The heat of unsatisfied desire

Lite it up, lite it up

The flame shooting higher

Without wood

The fire would die.

But it’s not good

To live a passionless life

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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