If You Refrain

Written for:  November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge - Day 28

"For today's prompt, write a remix poem. This is one of my favorite prompts, and I've used it in previous chapbook challenge months. Take a poem you've written in the past (preferably from this challenge, but it doesn't have to be) and remix it. This could be a different take on the same subject, or retrofitting a free verse poem into a traditional form (or vice versa). Have fun with it."

(Remix of Day 6 - News)

Should you choose
to watch the news
you will battle blues
and lose.

What se the stage
for rampant rage–
Covid, lower wage,
feeling caged?

If you refrain
from watching pain
or reading of the inhumane
you'll stay sane.


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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