For day 14 of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) “I challenge you to write a persona poem — that is, a poem in the voice of a particular person who isn’t you. But I’d like you to choose a very particular kind of person. How about a poem in the voice of a superhero (or a supervillain)?” Here is mine.
I’ll do your chores as best I can,
but I believe God has a better plan.
He doesn’t want a good girl like me
to feel so trapped, I’m meant to be free.
Free to live a happier life
and maybe, one day, to become a wife.
My stepmother’s treatment is so unfair,
but I do a she asks and stay out of her hair.
My stepsisters are mean and condescending,
their hateful looks and words are never-ending.
I love time alone, when they’re all out,
I sit by the fire and dream about
how different my life will soon be
when somehow, someway I will break free.
I’ll keep wishing, hoping and praying,
for I know God can hear what I am saying.
He performs miracles and because I believe,
happiness, and a better life I will achieve.
I’ll be patient and work hard til the day
when my earned rewards will come my way.
April 14, 2013
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