Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #48 – “bounce”  (posted by WhimsyGizmo)

Watch her bounce, she’s a tramp
-oline’s nightmare. Up in air,
winged hair–grinning, spinning
like a top–landing on her feet.
She will not break down.
Though she was bounced, she rose
up off the ground bounce-bounded,
free as a runaway ball.

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 now back in 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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19 Responses to Rebounded

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, that first line and hyphen! Fantastic! 🙂

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    Some stay down and some bounce back!


  3. lifelessons says:

    Ha! Who wouldn’t be won over from the start by that first line?


  4. Janice says:

    I love this! Your use of the trampoline and word play is great.


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    Love love love this!❤ Fantastic write 😊


  6. blak asper says:

    Oh gosh, “a trampoline’s nightmare.” Poor thing. She must be a very big girl. And a tramp to go along with it! No wonder she has learned to “bounce back” no matter what, instead of breaking down. I feel like you’re one of those skinny bully girls making fun of her at the birthday party your parents made you invite her to, even though you didn’t want her there at all. 😦


  7. Love the tramp-oline… made me think that even a fallen woman might bounce


  8. That tramp-oline is a great creative idea for bounce, and I love your wordplay.


  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the bouncing associated with the runaway ball.


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