Writing 201: Poetry; Day Five: Map, Ode, Metaphor

Railroad

by Gertie

The scars on her arms are like a railroad,

A railroad map to where her life was;

And where it is she is going. Now she has a cause.

A cause that no longer makes her an ugly toad.

A toad that now helps others to recover.

As this toad has turned human she now has a lover.

A lover that is her by her side,

And who is full of pride

To be apart of a strong woman’s life.

A life that no longer is full of internal strife.

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2 responses to “Writing 201: Poetry; Day Five: Map, Ode, Metaphor

  1. Nice poem. I feel your beginning was very powerful with, “The scars on her arms are like a railroad”…you may have ventured into the rail taking her somewhere? Please forgive me for my two cents and please do stop by to share your feedback 🙂

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