Written for:  Poetic Asides #457 – Write a disobedient poem.

Children who disobey their parents
eventually learn they have not
truly won a victory,
and become sad adolescents.

Rebellion can nearly guarantee
attention will be paid.
When you seek gratification though,
who will attend your party?

To play Devil’s Advocate, I say,
what if soldiers disobeyed
Hitler’s orders to maim and kill?
Would millions have seen another day?

All comes down to knowing when you are
disobeying for yourself,
or is it a moral challenge
that will promote change near and far?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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