09 October 2016

OctPoWriMo 9 - Don't Want to Fight

I've already written a Cascade this month, but I love the form. I decided to make it a bit more challenging today, so I added rhyme. The prompt 'spiral' is cool, and I would have done it if not for something weighing on my mind. We hosted Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, and a family member made a homophobic comment that really bothered me. I'm not going to get into the details, but I had to write about it.

Don't Want to Fight

Her words are ignorant and rude
I bite my tongue and look away
I don’t want to fight today

She would think I’d gone astray
If I told her with “attitude”
Her words are ignorant and rude

And so, I focus on my food
No matter what I want to say
I bite my tongue and look away

Perhaps I’m lacking fortitude
My heart betrayed, full of dismay
But I don’t want to fight today

4 comments:

  1. This is a powerful poem, one that shares the story many are living.
    Have a blessed day.

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  2. Sadly, this makes me think of my mother. I try very hard never to make her angry, but sometimes no matter what I do, she still lights into me. I'm 51 years old, and I still hope against hope that my mother won't berate me or my son when we're together.

    Cie from poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com

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