Thursday, November 4, 2010

PAD Poetry Challenge Day 4

For Day 4 of the November PAD Poetry Chapbook Challenge hosted on Poetic Asides, Robert Lee Brewer's blog on The Writer's Digest, we were asked to write a containment poem. Mine took a quirky turn or two...

Miming Pain
I am one of those
blatant mimes inside
a box of my own making,
hands splayed against walls
visible only to me.
An entrapped reality
silences my vociferous
cries for help. At least
I am able to annoy
the supercilious.
They brush me away,
slapping instinctively
at a blood-engorged mosquito.

Copyright 2010 by Susanne Barrett

Pushing through the pain to unmask capital "T" Truth,

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