General Poetry posted November 24, 2018

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

I Will Run to a 12 Pt. Program

by A. Willow Bends

Oh, you are... are you? Contest Winner 
you are not going to worry about winter driving
nope, not this year
you will simply motor about when no one else
is on the road except the salt trucks

you will not wake up fearing all that needs to be done
it will get done somehow
or what the hell? it won't and you won't care

you are going to stop smoking-no excuses
you will buy crappy menthols you hate in case of a

you are going to exercise-you are
even if it only means moving the pen faster
and with more force across the paper

you are not going to be burdened by anxiety
you will only fix that which you can fix
and leave the rest to your Higher Power

you are going to eat healthy
only once a week having a cheat snack
which does not involve devouring an entire pizza

finally . . .

you are a bold-faced liar
you should run to the closest 12 point program
for those who are delusional
like . . . right now

Writing Prompt
Write a humorous free verse or free style poem about YOU, as though you are talking to yourself! Recommended (but not required) that you start every stanza (except your last stanza) with "You are..." . You may start your last stanza with whatever you choose. Your poem can be of any length and genre.

Oh, you are... are you?
Contest Winner

I love the art chosen from fanArt called Defiance by Raoul D'Harmental. Thank you for having a piece that so fits my face as I wrote this.

I HAVE made life changes, but still falling short in a few areas, most of which are included in this free verse. Hey, one day at a time and one foot in front of the other, right?

Thank you for reading and believing any part of this you so desire.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by Raoul D'Harmental at

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