Perilous News

For the 2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Day 5 gets a bit perilous.

Day 6
For the 2022 November
PAD Chapbook Challenge,
poets are tasked with
writing a poem a day in the
month of November.
Day 6 looks to the news of
the day.

***

November in the USA, a month for voters

Perils await them, cited by zealous doters

Intimidation and threats portrayed

As if they think they could raid

The will, and honesty of ordinary men

Who are desperate to defy the trends

Of vicious armed supporters of a few

As if their lies were all they knew

Nevertheless the strong will prevail

And vote, ignoring the intimidation trail

And exercise their citizenship with pride

The threats invoked will be denied.

***

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2022-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-2

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