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?