Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 4 PAD

For today's prompt, pick a type of person and write a poem about him or her. To help set the scene, you may want to title your poem as who the type of person is. For instance, you could write a poem titled "Firefighter," "Cynic," "Optimist," "Teacher," "2-year-old," etc. The list is endless.
 
Liar

You’re a liar
The only people you fool are those you pretend to care about
What will you do with yourself the day they realize you left them behind
The day you chose yourself over them
Your own flesh and blood
To provide selfish necessities for yourself
Selfish! Selfish! Selfish!
You fill your children with lies
And promises you can’t keep
You blame your downfalls on others
Check yourself…
You’re a big girl – acting as a child, yes!
But, you alone made these decisions
You must lie in the bed
In those filthy sheets
Soaking in all that you know is true
You’re a liar and you can’t hide your face
The one you wear outside is corroding
Your true colors shine through
How does it feel as they all walk away?
Selfish! Liar!
They shout
You cry
Keep walking
And don’t look back
Your lies are like demons
They chased you and now consume you
Good-bye!
Good riddance!
 
~HLM