Theodora (Theo) Onken

Gold Star - 25,323 Points (Washington State)

Rejection Slip - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

Dainty in Pink?
Not Clever chiffon...
Won't pay the bills -
A Notice, Too Strong!

A thin carbon-copied sheet -
Baby pink, in colour, a hue -
Advising, YOU, the receiver
That YOUR life, as you know it, is through.

Everything you've worked for -
Fingers down to the bone -
Burning the Mid-Night Oil -
Recipricated, with face, Stoic as Stone!

Not Pretty in Pink?
Now burning, your hand, to a sting -
With your whole world collapsing,
Let the 'Fat Lady' callously sing.


(Dedicated to Debby and her son...)


Comments about Rejection Slip by Theodora (Theo) Onken

  • (12/6/2007 8:21:00 PM)

    Dear David and Jemarie
    Thank you so very very much for your very kind words of encouragement. It means the world to me!
    Blessings, Theo
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  • (11/26/2007 8:59:00 PM)

    Wonderful work I enjoy seeing new poems from you. Keep it up and thank you.

    Best regards,
    David
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  • Jemarie Ragudo (11/21/2007 12:16:00 AM)

    Till the fat lady sings, no matter the rejection slip, life goes on, I believe. I like your style. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011


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