Battle of the Poems 2019: Day 25


The brief Senryu "Silenced Voices" triumphed in yesterday's Battle.
Today's semi-final tie-breaker features Mr. Perfect up against the Prime Time Pantoum. Which will win your vote?


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 #22
Mr. Perfect

he's honed his image
everything is perfection
on point tip to toe
such a perfect gentleman
until he takes off the mask


1 comment:

  1. Consider me fence sitting.
    I have voted for both of these poems earlier in these battles and refuse to pick a favourite.

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