Short on Decorum

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 5
“For today’s prompt, write a stolen poem. And no, don’t steal anyone’s poem! But you can write about doing such a thing. Or stealing hearts, stealing time, stealing minds. Or steeling your mind (remember: I don’t care if you play on my original prompt). Steal away into a comfortable place to write and break some lines today.”

Stealing my heart
Then moving
On to another
Lover–one of no substance,
Empty upstairs, sassy surface–
Not only wounded me but taught me

How a coward operates–no confrontations
Ever. If you cannot look me in the eye
And speak honest words of explanation,
Real relationships will never evolve for you.
That time is gone; I am traveling on.

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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2 Responses to Short on Decorum

  1. macalder02 says:

    Very good for the challenge. They stole your heart but not your verses.


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