Gone | Daily Prompt: Bookworms

Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind.

Gone (Movie Poster)
Gone (Movie Poster)

The mere word reminded me of Ginger.

She’s from this old Nickelodeon show, “As Told By Ginger”. It was one of the best episodes, especially with this dark piece of poetry. I hope you enjoy.

And She Was Gone
By Ginger Foutley

She chose to walk alone
Though others wondered why
Refused to look before her,
Kept eyes cast upwards,
Towards the sky.

She didn’t have companions
No need for earthly things.
Only wanted freedom,
From what she felt were
Puppet strings.

She longed to be a bird. That she might fly away.
She pitied every blade of grass
For planted they would stay.

She longed to be a flame,
That brightly danced alone.
Felt jealous of the steam
That made the air its only home.

Some say she wished too hard.
Some say she wished too long.
But we awoke one autumn day
To find that she was gone.

Some say she wished too hard.
Some say she wished too long.
But we awoke one autumn day
To find that she was gone.

The trees, they say stood witness.
The sky refused to tell.
But someone who had seen it said
The story played out well.

She spread her arms out wide.
Breathed in the break of dawn.
She just let go of all she held…

And then she was gone.

[“Gone” is the tenth word in the Introduction found in Pooh’s Birthday Book by A.A. Milne with Drawings by E.H. Shepard. Second printing in August 1963.]

Pooh’s Birthday Book by A.A. Milne with Drawings by E.H. Shepard. Second printing in August 1963.
Pooh’s Birthday Book by A.A. Milne with Drawings by E.H. Shepard. Second printing in August 1963.
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