Protesting is Pointless

Go ahead, spin
your yarns –
convince me
not to persecute

Can you not see
my skin is naught
but tin; I am metal
inside and out

You are looking for
sympathy – requires
a being with a heart –
I am no such fool.

Hush your mournful
pleas, quit dragging
on me; I’ve no time
for nonsense, child.

(Today at dVerse, Mish has challenged to write from the perspective of either the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, or the Tin Man.  Using the daily prompts of Fandango (being), Ragtag Community (yarn), Manic Mondays (hush),  and Daily addictions (persecute), this portrait of the Tin Man emerged.  If he sounds presidential here, it is purely coincidental. Image is from my personal collection, and seemed appropriate.)

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48 comments

  1. I flashed on the Star Trek Borg creed “Resistance is futile”; thought you were going to take us to a dark place. Well you kind of did, and I dug it.

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      1. Thank
        Goodness
        Love
        Is
        Coming Back..
        As Love
        Trumps
        Hate in
        The End
        And Beginning
        OF Real Existence
        Literally too
        With Mote
        Matter
        Than
        Anti-Matter
        So Perhaps in
        This way every
        Microbe oF
        Human
        Kindness
        Saves a
        Return
        Of
        A Big
        Bang too
        If only
        Trumps
        Knew
        Worth SMiLes..:)

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  2. I like the way this poem evolved from a variety of challenges, V.J. and I recognise the presidential in your Tin Man. I’m so glad you replaced ‘fake news’ with ‘spin your yarns’! I don’t think the Tin Man in the White House will ever find his heart.

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