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. The poem I wrote to start the month is called Pearls Before Swine.
Pearls Before Swine
Precious treasure held dear.
Extravagant reminder of past glory
Artistry pulled out of the deep
Rescued from an oyster’s jaws
Lineament so round and pure
Sublime in shape and contour
Best to keep my treasures locked away
Earrings in a fancy jewelry box
Forget I have them hidden there
Objective to keep them safe
Rescued from grasping hands
Earrings so white and round.
Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned
Weeping, I cast my pearls before swine
Impossible for me to explain why
Naughtily I cast them to the floor
Effluvial like an angry child.
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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