2021 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 9

Poem along with the second ever April PAD Challenge Countdown, in which Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and a poem (to get things started) in the 10 days leading up to the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a cause and effect poem.
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Here we are: Day 2 of the second ever countdown to the April Poem-A-Day Challenge! Let's keep the momentum going!

For today’s prompt, write a cause and effect poem. When I was a young boy, I liked to run everywhere in my bare feet, which meant I stepped on bees a few summers in a row. Cause and effect. I also liked to splash in puddles...at the expense of dry socks. So think of some cause-effect scenarios and let your poems run barefoot through puddles (metaphorically speaking).

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Cause and Effect Poem:

"Contrary"

she says yes
& he says no

she says stay
but he says go

so she leaves
& then he grieves

his own words
that she believed

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