Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer - 2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 6

Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer - 2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 6

For today's prompt, take the phrase "Don't (blank), (blank);" replace the blanks with a word or phrase; use the new phrase as the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Some possible titles might include: "Don't walk, run," "Don't fight, dance," "Don't turn around, they're right behind you," or whatever else you can think to create.

"Don't Complain, Correct"

So, you've got a problem...
of which you want to whine about,
for hours on end.
The government
Your job.
Your husband.
Your wife.
Your life.
Well...we do, too.
We all have problems,
that steal our sleep at night,
reek havoc in our homes,
our hearts.
Surprised?
We seem so calm,
embalmed by tranquility
and ability to seemingly
know, which way to go.
Correct in choices and voices...
But rather than acting,
your compacting
your problem with words
and whines and complaints divine.
Why don't you just correct the problem...
It seems the common denominator -
is you.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you! I felt a little mean when I wrote this one, but it's what came to me...so, there it is.

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