Over.Under.Through. {How do you do?}

(Her Prepositional Phrase Phase)

 


..
She’s been over
easy
-worked
the rainbow
herself
the line.

She’s been under
age
suspicion
lack of supervision
the influence
the gun
and his tyrannical thumb.

She’s been through
divorce
childbirth
loss
fear
the wringer
the rain
the desert
heartache
heartbreak
heart transplant
rejection
redemption
hell.
………..back.

She’s been out of
luck
tune
touch
time
and her ever lovin’ mind.

But don’t worry. She’ll be
back. She’ll get by.
With just a little help
from this star-scarred sky.
 

..

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12 Responses to Over.Under.Through. {How do you do?}

  1. This has less light, less bounce, less joy and perhaps less whimsy than many other pieces of yours I’ve ever read and it is, maybe because of those things, absolutely sensational.

  2. Kerry says:

    Such a great anthem, this poem is. It acknowledges the hurdles and shows how they can be overcome with a positive attitude.

  3. So true….and I love the last line “With just a little help
    from this star-scarred sky….”

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    This is such a great idea for a poem, and you handle it so very well. Really great word choices, rhythm and the whole conceit fits the topic very well too. Terrific. k.

  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Wonderfully well done, and the last verse so full of breezy defiance.

  6. Jim says:

    I’m smiling De, and this isn’t funny. But you are writing (so wonderfully clear) of a lady I know, she fits 90% of the items you list. She’s had a hard life, most was of her own doing. And there was no gun.
    ..

  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Beautifully evocative.. ” star-scarred sky…” sigh…❤️

  8. Isadora Gruye says:

    Oh, De…..I love the battle cry here. Especially the laundry list of things she has been and how she will just BE!!!!! Thanks so much for posting!!!!

  9. Teresa says:

    What a great tribute to the survivor!

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