over here, i am here
mam, over here
mam, i am in trouble
you know, that if i were
at a party
say, it was your party
and you said to me hey
pick a cartoon
lucky for you it was
a Peanuts character
so i did so
and I so loved her
right on, she is so much
just like me. the
last few years with hair
flying every which way
for being all mixed
up up up, up up up
and away oh
yes, far, so far away
OK – I am not sure if I am getting it right yet, but truly, I am trying. It has been just so darn long since I wrote. And/or linked to anything, well you get my drift. I hope. This is meant to be the response to a prompt at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads here in less than 100 words. Funny, I am known for “not loving” cartoons at all. But Peanuts? That is different – yep, I love Peanuts. So thank you so much – this was fun. The real trouble is I cannot remember the name of this girl. And I have been scouring the internet. Guess it does not matter, someone will tell me.
Why do I feel like her? Well I have just been kind of lost for the last 3 years. Now I am found – I think.
for being all mixed up”… I remember that girl, I still have traces of her in me. Well done and welcome back.
Hi georgeplace2013. Thank you for your kind words . . . . and yes, still feeling kinda like her!
Is it Patti? Yay! I am glad you are back. See? Writing always waits for us. Welcome back, kiddo. It is good to read you again.
Hello friend, so very good to see you. Is it Patti? I do not know. I did a Google and a Wiki but never quite got what I was looking for. Ah well.
Hey Patti, I couldn’t tell you’d been away from writing. I love the loose, cantering gait of this poem. Great style!
I enjoyed this poem and can relate to where you’re coming from. The slightly breathless feel and helter-skelter movement of your words perfectly illustrate the cartoon girl.
Thank you Rosemary, very much. I kinda like her, so this was fun to do.
Sarah, I have attempted twice to reply to you but it does not seem to go to you . . . so one more time I will try. So it is Patti – it is good to know as I Googled and I Wiki’d but never came up with a proper answer, so good to know! And thanks much.
I really like how the tone of the piece works to so well to describe the chaos surrounding the speaker. And not just the chaos, but her intend to make sense of things–to find her right path–even when life is rather stormy.
Hi Magaly. Yes, that is just how I felt – thank you. I love your site, ha, and your name.
This is really delightful, Liz. I enjoyed the self-portrait very much.
Hi Kerry – thanks so very much.