Written by: Victoria Anderson-Throop

                                       THE POETRY BINGE

                            she once wrote the serious stuff
                            legaleze  that ended in a dollar
                            when times got very tough
                            she forgot she was a scholar

                            but when the kids were grown
                           and when she had some time
                           she set off on her own
                            to chase a little rhyme

                            at first she failed it all
                            the words escaped her, too
                            but recovered from the fall
                            and found her point of view.

                             and when she found her voice
                             the words jumped on the page
                             she didn't have a choice
                             she gave the words a stage.

victoria anderson-throop 2013