mercy – a poem

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

For today’s prompt, write a follow poem. In middle school, I remember running for student council and my campaign manager said something to the effect of, “Vote for Robby, because he’s a follower, not a leader.” First thing, yes, they called me Robby in middle school. Second thing, yes, I did not get elected. Third thing, yes, this story is completely personal and pointless. Don’t follow my example.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.
Knife

Mercy

Dream on brother
she used to say
the world can be better
we can make it that way.
Mercy handed up
to people in need
believing the power
of a good deed.
Then one dark night
she saw him there
shivering quietly
in the frigid air.
She bent down to
help him, she trust.
Her life he changed
just with a thrust.
Immobilized for
the rest of her days
she communicates
with only a gaze.
Following morals
true to her name
now I fight injustice
in Mercy’s name.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/14.

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