RHONDA MELANSON

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POETRY

Image by Jordan Christian

Walking as Resistance

My chubby wooden legs
anchored to the grass

confident half grin
as I tetter-totter to grandma

who’s saying come on

and mom yells out
she’ll fall

and grandma retorts
she’s got to learn!

But Mom clutches me
from behind

whispers I got you!

Did she notice
my flailing arms?

Two more limbs
struggling

against
confinement

even as I smiled?

Rhonda Melanson is a teacher and poet living in Sarnia, Ontario Canada.  She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets and co-editor of a literary blog Uproar.  She published a chapbook “gracenotes” in 2011 and has been published in various print and online journals.

5 Comments

  1. Richard Felton

    Excellent just excellent Rhonda. So happy for you. Congrats

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  2. Lori

    Love this. Reminds me of me with my own kids. Congrats!

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  3. Anonymous

    Congratulations,Rhonda!! Makes picture my own grandchildren!

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  4. Anonymous

    Congratulations, Rhonda. A lovely, moving poem!

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  5. Anonymous

    So touching Rhonda. It depicts a true representation of an inter generational approach!
    Well Done, my friend!
    Congratulations to you!

    Reply

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