Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Lighting a Fire / Fighting a Liar"

This poem came out of the November 5, 2019 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from DW user Alexseanchai. It also fills the "War" square in my 11-1-19 card for the Transbingo fest, and the "Rebel" square in my 10-31-19 card for the People-watching Bingo fest. This poem has been posted in barter with janetmiles.

"Lighting a Fire / Fighting a Liar"

          Life is hard when you're always

lighting a fire                    fighting a liar.

                    It only takes

one spark to burn          one speech to turn

               the whole world down.

                    Every day is

a war reel                         a raw deal

     when you don't fit your own skin.

               Someone's got to be

a rebel on the run          a barrel of fun

          and it looks like I'm the one

lighting a fire                    fighting a liar

               writing in the sky.
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