Poem a Day Day 19

Day 19   “Write a poem in the form of a personal ad! Or, if you like, try any kind of want ad. Personal ads, though, do have a kind of poetry to them.”



A brother who won’t lead

his little brother astray

Into the path of destruction

Even if he has to die alone.


Also wanted:

A father who teaches his sons to obey

Not the tenets of violent rebellion

But the laws of love thy neighbor


The second would have been the key

To make the first unnecessary.

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