Debunk the Myth of Martyr

Written for:  November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge

"For today's prompt, write a misguided poem. The poem could be about a misguided person. Or it could be narrated by a misguided person. Or reveal a bad idea. Or well, whichever misguided direction you want to take it."


Thought I could handle it all;
friends said, you're headed for a fall.
There was not enough Tylenol,
nor wine, or other alcohol
for coping with his countless close calls.

As a Vietnam Vet, you would think
that VA would provide help in a blink
of an eye.  Lie.  Apathy was shocking.
Now that he's safe, I am decompressing.
Don't wait, ask for help before your heart sinks.

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2022-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-3

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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