The Real Thing

by Elouise

My magic wand wish for today:
That I could change protest into pro-test. 

Would that not solve most of the world’s ills?
Expose misbegotten promises that bode no good? 

For a small example, take this morning:
My cheery alarm clock starts beeping on time 

My body, mind and spirit aren’t ready to be on time
Yet my cheery alarm just gets louder and louder
I am forced to turn it off and turn over 

Don’t assume I want to get up.
Don’t assume what you promise is what I need.
Don’t assume what you promise is what I will get. 

I just want to know
Are you and your promises The Real Thing?

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 7 Dec 2016
Response to WordPress Daily Prompt: Protest