Written for: Poetic Asides, Prompt #464
For today’s prompt, write a survey poem. Answering survey questions may sound like a boring poem, but I’m sure someone can come up with a fun version of that poem. But there’s more a poet can do. Since we’re at the end of the year, a poet could survey the previous year. Or survey options for a career change, parenting solutions, or other personal decisions. It is a verb and a noun, but check out the Merriam-Webster definition if you need more ideas.
Wrapping 2018 in a black bow,
this year brought some mighty blows.
Tired of hearing statistics
on state of our country, just fix it.
Surveys show percentages and charts
but not people struggles or broken hearts.
I have surveyed this year
and found it lacking.