Response To Lies

Written for:  Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge - Day 16

"For today’s prompt, write a response poem. You can pick a favorite quote and respond to it with a poem. Or pick a favorite poem and write a response poem. You can even do what I did and respond to an earlier poem you wrote from this month."


Have you matured since you were two?
Did you not learn that sometimes you lose?
America, your country, faces danger.
As President, false claims will not do.

Your ego is your prominent feature.
Division of people can't be plainer.
In handling pandemic, you were obscure–
so many dead, could have been saved.

It is time for you to close the door,
and graciously open it like those before
you, who wished their successor well.
Stop mocking science–earth will not endure.

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2020-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-16 

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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