I also confess

For today’s prompt, write a superhero or supervillain poem.

I also confess

I’ve been using my poetry group
to subtly alter the literary flow
of our culture by indoctrinating
my fellow poets through workshops

Two years ago I launched the pandemic
to broaden my influence and force
everyone to become introverts
because I was tired of open mics

Remember this is just poetic fancy
until the Purple-Shirts kick in your door
demanding a Shakespearean sonnet
or some obeisance to Bukowksi

Hero or villain— Madman or visionary
it all depends upon who wins in the end

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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28 Responses to I also confess

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Ha very cool!

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  2. You have missed your calling! Fantastical flash fiction possibilities, both of them. Wonderfully done! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ivor20 says:

    Hmmm .. Do the Purple-Shirts win?, … although over here they have Orange-Shirts …

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Yes, well done and cleverly done too! ✨

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Priti says:

    Beautifully written yes all depends on the winner al last! Well shared thanks 😊👍

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ah hah. I suspected as much!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. JeanMarie says:

    I really did LOL when I read this. But that was just to cover while I checked my closet for purple shirts. I have two. Think that’s enough? :)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Susi Bocks says:

    Haha, I knew you had an agenda! ;)

    Liked by 1 person

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