And She Ran #PoetTues 6/13 Sci-Fi Poetry

Written in 2001, this poem reflects my dreams and hopes for my daughter when she was young.

AND SHE RAN

 

And she ran…

Like no one before

Hair in her eyes

As she burst out that door

Breaking toward freedom

Tearing down walls

She ran through the village

Ignoring their calls

Non-stop ‘til she settled

In a far-away land

And there raised her daughter

To make her own stand

 

And she rode…

Like her mother before

Hair in her eyes

As she lunged through that door

Breaking toward wonder

Tearing down knowns

Shedding her bondage

Riding alone

Non-stop ‘til she cantered

To a far-away state

And there raised her daughter

To choose her own pace

 

And she sailed…

Like her mother before

Hair in her eyes

As she swam for that shore

At breakers she laughed

The waves she tore through

Pushing it harder

Blue upon blue

‘Til one day she beached

On sands shaped by storms

And there raised her daughter

To question the norms

 

And she drove…

Like her mother before

Hair in her eyes

As she geared it up more

At boundaries she chuckled

Sharp corners she hugged

Pushing that engine

To maximum rub

‘Til one day she braked

In a place that was new

And there raised her daughter

To lead her own crew

 

And she soared…

Like her mother before

Hair in her eyes

Through G-Force she tore

At maximum clip

She pushed through the clouds

Swearing that now

She’d never come down

‘Til one day she landed

Where the feeling remained

And there raised her daughter

To do it again

 

And she roamed…

Like her mother before

Exploring new planets

Walking new shores

Helmet and rocket

She flew to the stars

Past Earth and the Moon

And colonized Mars

‘Til one day she landed

In a place she’d call home

To find there a peace

Like none she had known

And raise her own daughter

Her very own girl

To be a brave thinker

And take on the world


 

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