Truth or Dare

Beer BottlesFrom the Poetic Asides blog:
Today is our second “Two for Tuesday” prompt(s), and here are your options:

  • Write an honest poem. Or…
  • Write a dishonest poem.

Truth or Dare

Truth: I’ve never played before.

My parties were geeky.
Instead of Truth or Dare
and a six pack of Bud Lite,
my friends and I played D&D
and drank Mountain Dew.

I remember feeling prudish
as a teenager. Disgusted
with the football players
and quietly lusting
after the cheerleaders.

I was not popular
enough to be invited
to campfires in the woods
to spin bottles
or spend time in heaven.

Dare: Play with me now.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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