Poetry topic idea: retribution

Today’s poetry topic idea is retribution.  The idea of retribution, is the paying back of someone for a wrong.  A poet could look at this idea from a number of perspectives.

A poet could write about what wanting retribution feels like.  They could write about the feelings of anger involved.

They could write about a person who gets retribution on someone else.  They could examine a number of question such as:

  Does the person getting retribution feel better once they get it?

  What are the consequences of getting retribution?

  How does the recipient of retribution respond?

They could write about a person who gets retribution from another, but that retribution leaves them unfulfilled in some way.

They could write about retribution from the perspective of the recipient of it.  They could write about how they view the situation before, during and after retribution occurs.

A poet could write about mistaken retribution.  They could write about a person who gets retribution on another, only to find out a mistake was made.

A poet could ask the question that was asked in the poems in the August 2, 2017 blog post: “When wronged, is retribution or restitution more important?”

A poet could compare and contrast retribution and revenge.

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