Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Resisting Arrest (A Poem for Day Twenty-One of PAD)

I've been writing on my own for this PAD challenge but thought I would post today. 

Here is the prompt for day twenty-oneFor today’s prompt, write a protest poem. These poems don’t have to be political (though that’s fine–just poem nicely). My 9-year-old protests taking showers every. single. time. A student may protest a grade, or a teacher may protest grading papers that don’t follow the instructions. That said, one fun way to attack this prompt may be to take a saying from a popular protest placard and make it the title of your poem (and then, write the poem).

Photo of toy on piano by Julia Freeman-Woolpert
Too Tired to Play

Resisting Arrest

Dog tracks line
the kitchen floor.
They smell of
blindness &
rotten teeth.
They lead to stains
of a future,
     buried, like her
cherished bone.

The dog rests
on the bedroom
floor, too tired
to make it to her
(death) bed,

too tired
to die today. 


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