at the end – 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 same poem. I guess it could be the same old poem, but it could be a completely different poem that looks at a person or thing or system that is still the same, Or maybe a poem about how all people are the same. Or take the “same” concept and show how things are not the same. And that opens up a universe of possibilities.

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.

Bridge in the Fog
Bridge in the Fog

At the end

It’s always the same.
The projects differ,
the details vary,
the challenges reward.
The clients,
though they believe
different ideals,
the goal never changes:
put themselves first,
better, higher
than the competition,
take over.
My job
makes it happen,
and I have rules in place
to make sure
no matter what
the ideology,
I’m still standing
at the end.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/26.

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