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April 12, 2013

DAREN’T SAY IT – poem by Jean Kay

Day 12 of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) the prompt: “I challenge you to “write a poem consisting entirely of things you’d like to say, but never would, to a parent, lover, sibling, child, teacher, roommate, best friend, mayor, president, corporate CEO, etc.” Honesty is the best policy, after all, so get it off your chest!”  So at the risk of being blacklisted forever, here goes…


I’d like to say to a border guard:

“You have way too much power.”

“It’s okay to smile now and then,

you don’t need to look so sour.”

“Your attitude is despicable

you treat me like I am scum.”

“Is this how your country officials

want visitors to be welcomed?”
“I know you play an important role

in keeping enemies at bay,

but is it really necessary

to spoil so many people’s day?”
I have lots of friends in your country

who I’m always pleased to see,

but the thought of crossing the border

isn’t a pleasant one for me.
Jean Kay

April 12, 2013

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