Battle of the Poems 2019: Day 20

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Angie Also-Ran lost to Mr. Perfect in yesterday's Battle of the Also-Rans. Today I'm pitting Prime Time Pantoum against The End. Which of these gloomy soldiers will win?

Poem #11
Prime Time Pantoum

Trying to model my life
To be more like the pretty people
Starring on glitzy, prime-time TV shows
Is an exercise in futility

To be more like the pretty people
I try to hate myself into conformity
Starring on glitzy, prime-time TV shows
A destructive, soul-stealing dream

I try to hate myself into conformity
Starring on glitzy, prime-time TV shows
A destructive, soul-stealing dream
Is an exercise in futility

~

Poem #30
The End
A Fetch Story Poem

When the end came to her world
She left her body behind
Everything she knew was gone
She walked through poison atmosphere
Watching the city burn
She looked up to the sky
At the small sun gone nova
Having glutted itself on the energies
Of its larger companion
The planet flooded with gamma rays
Could no longer sustain life
She grieved her useless efforts
Wishing she could snuff herself out
Like one of the candles that she burned
In the vain hope of countering
The misguided sorcery
That brought about the end
The end of life
The end of hope
The end of everything

4 comments:

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  2. #11 for me today. Perhaps because of the time I have spent trying (futilely) to squeeze myself into a conformist role which is too small and the wrong shape.

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