For today’s prompt, write a moment poem. The moment can be a big moment or small moment; it can be a good moment or horrible moment; it can affect thousands or matter to just one person. Some moments happen in crowded rooms; some happen in the most quiet of spaces. Find yours and write a poem.
THE HEAD MAN’S DECISION
by John Yeo
I made up my mind to take action
Entirely fed up with the situation
I decided to make a firm decision
To resolve the ongoing friction.
The moment passed in a flash
My finger was on the button.
Do you realise what you are doing?
Have you thought of the side effects?
I stopped and my finger hovered,
I had thought the whole thing through,
The good that would come of the effect.
I firmly returned to my intention.
I thought of the change this would bring
To the future of my head appearance
I looked in the mirror, raised the can
Then firmly pressed the button.
A jet of hairspray solved the problem.
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Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”