April heat swells up majestically
Butterflies rest on freshly watered plants-
Cooling off is their primary agenda.
Dandelions bob their heads importantly
Enchanted school children pluck them whole
Five minutes late won’t matter, don’t you think?
Glorious mornings before the day truly begins
Hurrying crowds fill up the maddening streets
In and out they dodge each other
Jumping over potholes and loose slabs
Kittens and pups await their mothers to bring breakfast
Learning to stomach whatever they can get.
Meanwhile, the vendors prep for the market sales
Never sure if today they will break even or fail
Open skies blocked out by concrete monuments
Perfects symbols of all the apparent progress
Queer how fast they come into existence
Rabid bosses have forced the labourers’ hands
So many lives, milling past, thoroughly disconnected
Tumbling in solo whirlpools of worry and discontent
Unaware of the larger perspective, outside their little box
Vacant eyes with a programmed automated response
Wearily, I recognise that I’m a robot as well
X-rated expletives explode from my indignant lips
Yet I can’t find a way to stop being like this
Zealously, I set forth, its time for a change.
This is the 12th day of the OctPoWriMo Poetry Writing Challenge 2015.
Other than those of you lovely people who came here from the OctPoWriMo blog, can any of you guess what today’s prompt was? Want a hint? Read this poem like an acrostic (the first letter of each line to be read downwards vertically).
Yep, today’s prompt was to:
“Write a poem that is 26 lines. Each line begins with a different letter of the alphabet. A, B, C”
This was a challenging and interesting concept, I’ve never tried before.. so I went for it. Hope it’s not too bad !
Thanks for reading