i’ll never – 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, take the phrase “I’ll Never (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the new poem. Possible titles include: “I’ll Never Write an Excuse Poem,” “I’ll Never Go to Disney World,” “I’ll Never Tell a Lie,” or “I’ll Never Understand People Who Like Rush.”

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”. This is a great prompt for some insights into my main characters, so I’ve written one from each of the three. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

Bridge in the Fog

Bridge in the Fog

I’ll never

1. Villain
l’ll never surrender
let go of the ideals
l hold as truth
no matter what the cost,
no matter who has to pay.
l will have my way
so get out of my way
or you’ll end up
as another stepping stone
on my way to the top.

2. Main
I’ll never believe
in a clear delineation
between black and white
there are only shades of grey.
Those who subscribe
to such fundamental and
opposing views
are responsible for wars
and the lives lost
in their scramble
to be right.
One man’s truth
another’s lie.

3. Hero
I’ll never give up
fighting for justice
searching for truth,
no matter what the cost.
Those responsible
for hurt and pain
will be held accountable.
l will fight
for those underfoot
who cannot fight for themselves
or die trying.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/20.

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