Poem a Day – Day 12 – Prompt is Obsession

Today’s prompt for OctPoWriMo was on obsession, desire or lust.

Hmmm, quite a lot of ways to go with those prompts, not all of which would fit this particular blog.  🙂  

I went around other blogs having followed this prompt and I saw a wide variety of approaches.  My favorite so far was from Diana T.
Be sure to read to the end.  Very clever approach to the prompt.

This that I decided on was for the fun.

Ode to a Villain

I know it’s the good guys

For whom I should cheer

They fight for the right

And villains instill fear.

Yet sometimes a villain

Captures our imagination

Perhaps he’s not completely evil

And not too late for redemption.

This villain we love

Is acted with skill

And written with layers

So to watch is a thrill.

One minute he dazzles

Frequently he schemes

Always full of mischief

Not as simple as he seems.

This villain is a favorite

And yes, we may be obsessed,

But the reasons are many and varied

For why we remain so impressed.

Poem a Day – Day 11 – Prompt Child Advocacy

Today’s prompt is regarding child advocacy. It is about working to make a better world for our children. I tried the free write and it led to this, though there are so many great ways to make the world better for our kids. Be sure to follow the link to the prompt and go visit other sites participating in OctPoWriMo. I’ve visited a few and there are a lot of great ones today.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. See you tomorrow. 🙂

Speak Up

You saw the bruises.
You heard the harsh words.
You suspected the abuse.

But it’s not your place to say anything.
Someone else will surely help.
Everything is probably just fine.

No, it’s not fine.
And no one else may help.
It is our place to speak up.

Your voice may the only one.
Your actions may help stop it all.
Your help may help save a life.

But you have to trust
That you should do something.
Speak up.