A Girl’s Determination

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2016 Challenge – Day 24
For today’s prompt, write a poem in which something is lost and then regained. Maybe a relationship is lost and then regained, or a special keepsake. Maybe it was stolen and won back. Or maybe it was in your possession the whole time, but you just didn’t know it.

A young girl’s story on the news tonight–
a horseback champion had a fright.
Accident of horrific proportion,
auto crash, she nearly lost her life.

The doctors told her, ‘your spine is broken.’
She refused the diagnosis spoken.
She felt best on her horse out riding,
would not give up, doctors had misspoken.

Physical therapy, long and wearing
in which she labored and got her bearings.
Accepted wheel chair, and was newly furnished
with straps for her saddle; she rides unimpaired.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are in the process of returning to New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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