Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday November 21, 2010 PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

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The challenge for today was to write a poem that included permission or no permission needed.

To Grandma's House for the Holidays
When at the airport,
Travel has become so complicated,
Security is the issue,
X-ray or pat.
No permission is needed,
This way or that.

You might as well go naked,
Don't consider what to wear,
Stand on the yellow footshapes,
Hands in the air.
Your bones are perfectly visable,
No permission is needed,
This way or that.

What is better x-ray or pat?
Still the guy beside me,
Had a cough, a real hack,
Probably sick and passed it to me.
How to protect yourself from that?
No permission is needed,
This way or that.

There is no way to be totally safe.
It's all theater,
Makes us think,
What if.....
It's all a terroist's plot?
No permission is needed,
This way or that.

Makes the trip a tense,
And stressful adventure,
"Over the river and through the woods,"
Was how it used to be.
A little outing nearby,
A visit to Grandma's house,
No permission is needed,
This way or that.

And now it's more like,
Little Red Riding Hood,
Who arrived to find,
The wolf in Grandma's bed.
Beware, Be afraid,
It's terrifying!
No permission is needed,
This way or that.

2 comments:

  1. Love your take on this day of difficult fears and transportation toils... Was easier when the world was not so large.

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  2. Annell, I really like this poem and the repeat on the end of each stanza. I often wonder just how much control anyone has over anything at all, this way or that. You did a fine job with the prompt today. And thanks for all of your comments,

    Elizabeth

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