Defiant in Numbers

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #490

Words:  failure, try, proud, craven, fraud, storm, hide,
        treason, branch, right, complicit, sedition

Accused of trying
to hide his failure,
he remained proud 
even when indicted
for treason and fraud.
Others were arrested
for sedition, and for
being complicit in
the storm of demolition.
They were defiant; they
believed they were right–
just an army of craven
beings on the outside
branch of the tree.

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 Defiant in Numbers

  1. Lisa says:

    Nice! “just…craven beings…” is my favorite.


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