I had him on the ground,
Punching the shit out of him.
He tried to fight back
With a bag of Skittles candy,
So I shot him in the name of
You have a good evening, too.
NaPoWriMo Day 10. The NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a persona poem/dramatic monologue in the voice of someone you’re not (that’s a concept that needs discussion at some point). This persona poem is topical and centers on the recent shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
(**Note** Several hours after posting this poem, I realized that I approached it all wrong. This is not really a dramatic monologue. I should have been talking to “myself” a la my poem The Wedding as opposed to recording one side of a conversation. Oh well, my bad!)
Check out this list of my poet friends who are also doing the poem-a-day challenge. Visit them and cheer them on! Contact me if you want to be added to the list.
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