30 Poems in 30 Days/#25

Here is my poem from prompt #25.  Today we were asked to scan the headlines and write a poem quickly, in a free form structure.  My poem came from reading an article about Serena Williams in The Guardian and took me about 30 minutes to write.

 

 

Serena Williams Quotes Poetry to Racist Bully

 

Oh Serena,

Maya would be proud of your sassiness

and not because you are number one in the world

 

but because you still rise like air

and because you have paid attention

 

to what the women before you are saying

that when they go low

                                                            you go high.

Who—

in the face of a bully

 

asked the question again—

Why are you beset with gloom?

 

Who—

when you heard his words

I don’t need this bullshit

 

agreed completely

but chose a different path—

 

with words

paved in poem.

 

 

 

Yours in poetry,

Carey

 

 

 

 

 


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