The Last Provocation

For today’s prompt, write a The Last Blank poem.
Write a poem in exactly 62 words using the word “Provocative”.

The Last Provocation

They say the best way
to stop being bullied
is to punch him in the nose.

They say to give a mugger
your wallet. Don’t die
for credit cards.

They give conflicting advice
but I agree when lives,
all our lives, are endangered.

Let’s devote ourselves to helping the victims
instead of provoking the war criminal
because it might be our last.

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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10 Responses to The Last Provocation

  1. ivor20 says:

    You stand on a bull-ant nest and you shall be bitten

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