2017 April PAD Challenge Day 2: ‘Not Today’ #aprpad (catch up!)

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Day 2’s prompt: Write a ‘not today’ poem.

Not Today

Normally I’m
The first to shoulder someone else’s burden
But not today.
Normally I’m
The last to lavish time to myself
But not today.
Normally I’m
The simpering, spineless yes-sayer
But not today.
Normally I’m
The ever-malleable ‘nice’ guy
But not today.
Today, I’m someone else
Who dares to talk back
And strives to claw back
Those few scraps of self-esteem.

Last year’s poem for Day 2: ‘Dirty Laundry’

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