“Misled Effort” Poem of the Day (2023)

“Misled Effort”

By Ashley O’Hare

I did my part.

Good grades were earned.

Smiles were handed out like candy.

I even took the high road

during Hurricane Sandy.

When do I get rewarded?
There are better prizes

at the bottom of cereal boxes.

What was all this for?

How could I be expected to do more?

I’m tired.

I’m lost.

I’m scared.

I want to be angry,

but it is against my training.
I’m tired.

I’m tired.

I’m tired.

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