OctPoWriMo #13 – Risky Business (poem)

My face doesn’t fit
I don’t belong
I had potential
It’s all gone wrong

Nobody gets me
The smiles are false
I was meant for more
A part of the pulse

But I’m just a tourist
No right to be here
Not built for better
Living in fear

I’m feeling exposed
Nowhere to hide
It’s time for some truth:
Drop the disguise


This is today’s contribution to OctPoWriMo – a challenge to write a poem a day during October. Today’s challenge was to take some risks, and consider the prompts: Exposed – Honesty – Chance

You can sign up here, at any time during the month, or just check out the prompts and tips if you prefer – http://www.octpowrimo.com/


Image by Morgan Dragonwillow

Haiku Challenge – Inspire & Loss


The latest weekly haiku challenge from Ronovan, with the prompts of “inspire” and “loss”. After getting a bit of a shellacking for my awful punning last week, this week’s effort is a pun-free zone…

You inspired me
To risk everything that day
What a bloody fool

Inspiration here:
It’s better to love and lose
Said no one who lost.