Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PA prompt: Better off________

Better Off Than On
by Laurie Kolp

Better off in jail
Than imprisoned in
Denial and resentment

Better off in rehab
Than tormented with
Ravaging addiction

Better off in asylums
Than surrounded by
You, yourself and thou

Better off than on...
Better off than dead


S.E.Ingraham said...

wow - this hits like a fist in the gut; I like it very much

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks Sharon. I was thinking about Charlie Sheen when I wrote it.

Uma Anandane said...

Better off....sometimes we need to take this word to keep us moving on this unpredictable world..well written

Laurie Kolp said...

Very true... thank you.

Hyde Park Poetry Palace said...

superb piece.
it hits home.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Loved that! Perfect ending

Judy Roney said...

This poem is so powerful, Laurie. Makes me think about all the things that we would be better off doing and being.