Pearls Before Swine


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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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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