Weds poetry prompt: ‘A Body Betrays’


This week’s prompt: Write a ‘betrayal’ poem.

A Body Betrays

Despite the mind’s best intent
The body often betrays
The desires of within
And aching pleas of the heart.

It will bind and trap minds
In a rigid cell of inaction,
The madness of four walls
Sealing of all distraction.

In these confines, it strikes
With vexingly illogical pains
Until the body surely defeats
A fatigued and weary brain.

There is no rhyme or reason
To this brutal bodily revolt
But upon the sweet kiss of sleep
The mind might just rise again.

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