The dVerse Poets Pub prompt for today asked us to create a poem using 6 consecutive letters of the alphabet…an Alphabet Sestet.
Junk food tastes better
Knowing it’s forbidden.
Like trying harder when you’re told
Morons, like you, never succeed.
Not being a doormat
Only requires standing up.
22 thoughts on “Alphabet Sestet: Stand Up”
When my mother would tell me I couldn’t do something in her critical voice I was always able to prove her wrong…yes, all you have to do is stand up.
I admire your spirit. Thanks!
Two very true observations.
i like the triumph at the end proving those naysayers wrong – junk food of course tastes better when Mum says NO!
LOVE it! There is power in leaning in to hear our voices heard….and standing up too! Have you heard of the BYOC pins? They’re sold on Etsy and I read about them when the winners of our primary elections were announced in Boston. An African American woman handily beat a 20 year veteran for a seat in the House of Representatives. She will be the first African American to represent MA in Congress….there is no one running against her in November. The pin was noticed on her lapel. It was a gift to her. It has a folding chair drawn on it and says BYOC. It comes from Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman every elected to Congress when she famously said (and I may not have her exact words)….If they won’t let you sit at the table, bring your own folding chair! 🙂 Love the affirming power of your post here! So glad you decided to A-B-C with me! 🙂
I’m going to get some of those pins for my granddaughters and other kids too! Thank you kindly for your informative and inspiring comment!
“Not being a doormat only requires standing up” … A credo to remember!
Thanks… not being a willing victim is the best defense known.
I like the observations about morons and being a doormat.
Love the message!
You raised two salient points, and rocked the prompt. Kind of put me in mind of the problems with bullying.
Thanks. Arming kids against bullying seems a good strategy.😉
Yes! Good affirmation and wise words.
A universal message to all and especially those who have suffered abuse.
Thanks for commenting. 😀
Indeed… just stand up…
I love the way you’ve written this sestet. These words really resonate, cause everything “…tastes better
Knowing it’s forbidden”. Great observation and I love the photo, as well.
A strong will has it’s advantages…
I think it’s a great defense. Thanks.
a metaphor serve great purpose in your piece.
well done poem.