Battle of the Poems 2019: Day #6

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Here are today's contenders.

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 #12
Form

you
can't force
me to adhere
to a prescribed form
I'm totally a
free spirit
Fuck!

One serious, one fun.

Which shall be THE ONE?

Everyone is welcome to vote. You don't have to have voted before. You don't have to give a long-winded critique or explanation. Just drop your vote in the comments!

~Cie~


2 comments:

  1. I like them both.
    I am probably balancing precariously on the fence today.
    I often (usually?) do hate myself. I haven't yet achieved conformity - not in the appearance or the mind set.

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    1. Conformity is a horrible thing. I rarely like people who pride themselves in it. I tend to like weirdos.
      The truth of the matter is, I'd probably like me if I wasn't me. But being me is a real uphill battle.

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