surrender – a poem

Side Note

I’m taking part in the 2015 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 2’s Poem is to:

For today’s prompt, write a surrender poem. A person can surrender to the authorities or a mob, but people can also surrender to a feeling or to music. Or leftover Halloween candy (at least, “my friend” has had that problem). I hope you surrender to your poetic impulse.


Have you thought about my proposal?
Work it through,
follow the twists and turns,
through to the dead ends,
that leave only one answer.
Have you weighed the options?
Consider the consequences,
balance the scales,
question your morals,
and tell me truly
were you ever going to say no?
I didn’t think so.

How about you?

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