A Parade for Your Departure Down Main Street

All aboard, pack your

Bullshit and your party hat. Toss around

Confetti, a sideshow for the

Damage you disperse.

Enshrined in your own hate.

Forgiveness, I gave from within my marbled veins.

Gnawing at my neck, biting at my

Heels you are never satisfied. Weeping red,

It’s never enough to satiate your un-

Justifed abuse.

Know this, you’ve

Lacerated my skin, my mind, my heart, but

My soul is numbed to the type of pain you inflict.

Never will you be welcomed back. A parade for your departure.

Onomatopoeia; tsk-tsk

Place your tidy hate in that pretty party hat. Blow the paper horn:


Reality is only perception, but you know nothing about that.

Squander your days in meaningless thought and pillage your penniless heart.

This is poetry! What you cannot fathom. Comprehend. Contemplate. But write your history as you wish;

Ultra-careful like the bill of goods you sell yourself each night.

Velocity of your regret has finally caught a tail-

Wind, and the Reaper is breathing down your neck. I’ve an

X-Acto knife as an artifact. For where I’ve cut

You out. I’ve

Zero compassion left for those that never cared but are never out-of-sight.

© Grace Black


31in31The October Poetry Journey continues… #OctPoWriMo

Today is Day 12 of OctPoWriMo  join me, 31 poems in 31 days. Do you dabble in word play as well? Let’s create 31 in 31!

Love and Ink,


    1. I almost didn’t do this prompt, but I thought…”Meh, why not give it a shot.” I tend to agree with you about ABC. I am really enjoying all the different types of poems you are exploring this month so far. Cant wait to see what you share next!

      1. I’ve really enjoyed your write too and very much, you’re really so gifted! Alas my next poem is a free verse .. I’m working on an ABC, but it won’t pan out … glad you went ahead and wrote your ABC poem – you done real good. ;-)

  1. Really great ABC – the form works with the words – and in a sense, there is an abruptness to the lines, thoughts … it is definitely fashioned in precision staccato.

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