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Monday Poetry Prompt: Unacceptable


This week let’s write an unacceptable poem. The poem itself needs to be acceptable, assuming we want to get published, but the subject does not. Post your unacceptable response in the comments below.



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.


6 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Unacceptable

  1. between pauses only long enough for breath
    spewing lies and venom and discord
    encoded in words used
    coursing through our times
    they want to order this place
    like 1954 or 68 or 89
    as unacceptable as always

    like 1956 and countless other days
    we are called out of silence
    with our tools and talent
    with chisels or ink or magnetic bits
    to restate an acceptable thanksgiving
    for all unacceptable times
    for today and forever if needed
    especially for those who have never thought to wield a chisel

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Chris Clarke | August 27, 2020, 10:59 AM

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