Argy Bargy (Argument)


Prompt 16, Hour 13

Open a dictionary. Pick out an unusual word. Let your poem define that word without ever using the word itself (except perhaps, as the final word in the poem.) You may choose to use the word as your title if that works for you.


It’s always a clashing – chaotic sight … at the traffic light

They honk, they swear … but letting the other car pass is rare

Its always the poor wife’s curse and moan … that fills the addicted man’s home

He doesn’t quit the smoke, the drink … he tosses his life away in a wink

Its always disheartening … to see such examples of our world conflicting

At home, in the streets, anywhere we go … thoughts, words, actions of discord we sow

Its always been the religion, class, color that started it all … it has started mankind’s downfall

I am this, you are that … I said, you said, he said

But the color of our blood that gets into this “argy bargy” is red


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