Poetry 101 Rehab: Stacked


This week’s prompt is STACK

The back door slams

Slumped in the chair

Looking morose

A chair is kicked

Curses are uttered

A fist crashes into the table.

We ask the problem

You swear it wasn’t your fault

The other guy came out of nowhere

Just minding your business,

But you’ve stacked the car.

It’s a mess: police, ambulance

Tow trucks, blood, pain.

We look, no evidence its you

The other guy you say

Totally creamed me

He’s the worse for wear.

It’s all stacked against you

Speed, alcohol, irresponsibility.

Mum is shocked, relieved

She stacks away the washing up

Dad sits silently pondering

How to stack the odds in your favour.

You sit thinking on the repairs to your car

In your head a demon stacks

Reasons for your behaviour.

At the door a policeman brings

The worst news.

Written for: http://andytownend.com/2015/07/13/poetry-101-rehab-stack/

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9 Responses to Poetry 101 Rehab: Stacked

  1. Ohh dear, this sounds stacked with bad stuff….

  2. andy townend says:

    The odds are stacking up….great contribution to draw side thursday!

  3. andy townend says:

    Ha! What I meant was poetry101rehab, maybe I had one too many belgian beers, although as it happens your poem would also sit well with my other project!!!

  4. Susan Langer says:

    Loved your use of the prompt and how you told a story with your poem. 🙂

  5. manyofus1980 says:

    Love it, smiles, great job. XX

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