GloPoWriMo: Day 20

It’s the twentieth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that involves rebellion in some way. The speaker or subject of the poem could defy a rule or stricture that’s been placed on them, or the poem could begin by obeying a rule and then proceed to break it (for example, a poem that starts out in iambic pentameter, and then breaks into sprawling, unmetered lines). Or if you tend to write funny poems, you could rebel against yourself, and write something serious (or vice versa). Whatever approach you take, your poem hopefully will open a path beyond the standard, hum-drum ruts that every poet sometimes falls into.

This is my effort.  I hope you enjoy it.


Silky red petals
Like sumptuous velvet
Gently speckled with raindrops
Like sparkling diamonds
Crowning a stem
As green as a black cat’s eyes
Covered in thorns
As sharp as an seamstress’ needle
Damn that was one fine doughnut

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