Follow the yellow brick road,
I squint my eyes
focus on your lips
wait for you to repeat yourself.
You should follow your heart,
as if offering me the future on a plate.
But my heart beats arrhythmically,
blood rushing off
into different limbs
each playing an important part
I can no more select a direction to follow
than choose from my senses.
You should follow me,
my heart repeats.
But where does it lead?
For today’s prompt, write a “you should” poem. A lot of well-meaning people are often ready to hand out advice; for instance, my two oldest boys like to tell me I should write a book that people read–like a novel. I’m sure you know folks like that; heck, I’m sure we’re all guilty of it from time to time. But today’s poem is to write such a poem: a “you should” poem. Can be from the perspective of giving advice, receiving advice, or an impartial 3rd party. – Robert Lee Brewer
Have you ever felt like your heart was torn with the direction it should choose? You can comment below, or find me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.