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Indiscretion: Brenda Arledge Poetry Prompt Response 34

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Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and coffee enthusiast. She loves sharing thoughts, ideas, and creative writings with the world.


Taking a trip down the timeline, I realized I was a little further behind on the creative prompts than I had thought. Luckily, I was able to sit down this evening and let the words flow. Even luckier, they actually obeyed my command.

Below is my response to week 34, Habit. Like John, I opted to explore the realm of bad habits. Inspired by his amazing words, this is my take. Thank you to John for inspiring me to get back at it and thank you to Brenda for these prompts!




A trick

fantastic deception

outmaneuvered by the likes

of someone like you.

I guess you were right

everything you said came true.

Bow down

to the Prophet of our times.

Once again fooled,

I guess this

is just who I am.

The illusion was real

I swear I could feel it

filled a hole

you left

and for a moment

the numbness was gone.

A bittersweet sentiment

thinking I could get lost

in this contrived sensation.

But now I know


I've learned.

And so it goes

I'll be good for a little while.

A trick

fantastic deception

once again


by the likes of someone like you.

I guess this is who I am.


© 2021 Alyssa

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