Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Gunshot.
Forgot.

Passed on out of earshot.
Resting in a blind spot.

Didn’t make it is the upshot.
Hit the target, won the jackpot.

Every big shot
Bound gagged and bought.

Gunshot gunshot gunshot.
Just another onslaught.

Headline.  Snapshot.
Prayers and thoughts.

The prompt from Bjorn at dVerse was to write a poem of dissonance. The article he referred us to spoke of how such a poem should make us uncomfortable. Everything makes me uncomfortable these days.

I have also responded to Muri’s poem/prompt at W3, where she asked for a poem of monorhymes either at the beginning or the end of the line. I’ve put it in the hexaduad form.

41 thoughts on “Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  1. Uncomfortable, yes. And how sad it is that there is so much fodder for this prompt.
    The artwork, too. I thought at first glance that the top one was a bird, but it becomes more disconcerting the more I look at it.

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