alone – 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 an alone poem. Some people covet “alone time.” Others prefer not to be left alone. Many like a certain balance. But this doesn’t have to just be about people. Maybe a forest wishes to be left alone, or there is a product left alone on a store shelf (how the children’s story “Corduroy” begins).

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.

Vandusen Garden. Image by Heather Button
Vandusen Garden. Image by Heather Button

Alone

1. Villain
I carry forward,
a vision no one sees
but me.
One stands against me
law on his side.
But I can hold my own
alone.

2. Main
I watch from the sidelines
caught in the limbo
of ideological extremes.
Each side wants my help
but I cannot choose.
I am stuck in the middle
alone.

3. Hero
l push back
fighting injustice
in the dark of night.
No one sees me,
a ghost, like the wind.
No one sees me take a stand
alone.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/23.

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