Propaganda in their pockets,
And horror in their hearts,
Instantly they realised that
This is the way war starts.
A harmless little flyer,
And a chance to speak your mind,
Can become a moment when
The blind will lead the blind.
Taking leaflets from their pockets,
They burned them in a fire,
So they couldn’t warp the minds
They were intended to inspire.


Today’s prompt is to write a poem which is twelve lines long.

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8 Responses to Manifesto

  1. wbdeejay says:

    Thought provoking. And very good use of the poem length!


  2. CC Champagne says:

    I wish people would sometimes realize the best thing they could do would be to burn their manifests… *sigh* Lovely write!

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  3. Love this Pooky. You are definitely a quick thinker managing these every day 😊 xx


    • PookyH says:

      I have certainly got faster and more accepting that some days I’ll write poems I like and some days I won’t! I only really allow myself ten minutes as we have a big project on in the garden at the moment so it’s just as long as it takes Ellie to fall asleep then it’s time to get my wellies on 🙂


  4. A lot conveyed in 12 lines. Good write, Pooky. x


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