Boiling Point


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 Soliloquy because this is the time of year when I like to snuggle in bed where it is warm. I called it Boiling Point.

Boiling Point

I’ve almost reached the boiling point

Stick a fork in it. This turkey is almost done.

Hanging out in this kitchen with my nose got out of joint,

When all I want to do is have some fun.

I’ve never had much patience for watching bread rise

There has to be a better solution for Thanksgiving day,

Then to peel a dozen onions with tears in my eyes.

I know you like my mac and cheese, but what can I say?

When cleaning the kitchen is such a chore,

The sweeping the floor and washing the dishes

I do not want to cook this feast anymore.

It goes right on top of my everyday wishes.

Next year I think I will head out of town,

I’ll call you when I get to my island in the sun.

I know it is a rebellious road I walk down,

But granny wants to have a little fun.

I only hope and pray,

that you all won’t go hungry on Thanksgiving day.

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.

One thought on “Boiling Point

  1. LOL! It’s the same with Christmas. Who ever called it a holiday was not a mom or grandmother! My girlfriend told her family a few years ago that she would only cook every other year. The in between year she goes somewhere nice and warm. It’s working.

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