Sideswiped by God

April 11, 2009 § 2 Comments

pill-bottleWe’re on Day 11 of National Poetry Month. Today’s prompt is “an object.”






They rattle (perhaps) in the jumble

of her purse or (maybe) they’re
lost under the bed or (if I’m lucky)

carefully placed by her sink where

she sees them every  morning.


She feels broken/bad;

she tries hard to forget them.
For me, it’s dread and hope;

I remember 

she doesn’t live here anymore.


My baby feels sideswiped by God, in whom

she can’t believe. There’s no reason

why she should – He did her wrong.

For me, the pills keep her alive;

She wants to live without them.



Writer’s Digest prompt April 11, 2009


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§ 2 Responses to Sideswiped by God

  • Mandy says:

    Hi Pamela – visiting from the Problogger 31 DBBB. I wrote on my blog that it’s a long time since I’ve read poetry. Then one of the ladies I interviewed for my blog shared some poetry with me for a guest post and I’ve realized I’ve been missing out. Enjoyed reading this poem – makes me wonder about the bigger story behind it.

    Take care,


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