Posted in Poetry


This is a series I’m calling “Write the Damn Poem” where a take a list of prompts and make a poem. They’re all first drafts that maybe will turn into something more! We’ll see!

This one was based on a theme called, “tradition” and my two friends and I made art together (virtually) of course. I ended up writing this as a song in the 30 minutes of allotted time and I’m amazed that I was able to do so much! Definitely makes me want to pan more art making parties with my pals 🙂

I’m not the type of girl
who fits in to this world
I’m not that conventional
Or traditional

I’m not a person who
who shares your same values
I’m different
Cut from a different thread

And you say to me:

“It’s tradition” but I don’t want it
you can’t see it from my eyes
but I’m just trapped here passing time

It’s your conventions
that I want no part in
I’m so boxed in by these customs
Won’t you please just let me move on

And break tradition?