I dare you to make sense of this,
I will lay it on the ground,
Piece by piece until we both
Believe we have found
The secrets, lies we do not know,
We pretend, we make-believe,
Put on a fabulous show.
And when it is over,
The audience has left,
The applause died, you
You stand accused of theft.
The poisoned apple left as proof,
We made the wrong choices,
At the expense of our youth.

Copyright Hiraeth 2015
PAD Challenge 2014 Day 8:
For today’s prompt, write a dare poem. This poem could be written as a dare to someone. It could make a daring proclamation. It could involve a dare that someone has accepted…or refused. In a way, each day of this challenge is a dare to write a poem. Are you ready for the challenge?