Amy and Jo’s Horrible Fight

A Poem By Ariel // 2/20/2009

I had to write a poem surmising chapter eight of L. M. Alcott's "Little Women" for a creative writing class. Hope you enjoy it!

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It all started that cold winter’s night,
Any and Jo started that horrible fight.
That is the way it started that day
Listen closely and hear what I say.

The boy next door,
Got seats for but four.
Amy wanted to go with them to the play,
But Jo made her stay.

Amy yelled like she’d faint,
“You’ll be sorry…see if you ain’t!”
But Jo went on her way,
Not seeing the trouble which in her way lay.

The play was a delight,
And Jo almost forgot the terrible fight.
But Amy was plotting,
Her thoughts, continually knotting.

Jo hunted high and low,
But nothing amiss seemed to show
She shrugged her shoulders, let down her hair,
And went up to scribble, deep in her lair.

But her book was gone!
She searched and she searched; almost till dawn,
Until the fire’s glowing ember,
Helped her remember.

Jo’s fears began to grow,
Her temper began to show.
The fire turned brighter, Amy’s cheeks grew quite red
Jo knew it was true; she turned and she fled.

Between them, words no longer were spoken.
Their friendship seemed forever broken.
Laurie and Jo left for the pond,
Amy followed, hoping to bond.

Jo didn’t tell her which ice was bad
Her pride wouldn’t let her forget she was mad.
Around the corner and away she fled;
Toward the center Amy sped.

Something inside her made her stop,
She turned just in time to see Amy drop.
Her heart was pounding;
Amy’s screams were sounding.

Together they flew toward the hole,
A prayer sounded in her soul.
Together they pulled her from the ice,
Thankful she didn’t pay that terrible price.

The fight faded into the past,
Nothing like that can forever last.
United by that fall,
They learned that love conquers all.

Sitting together that cold winter’s night,
Amy and Jo ended that horrible fight.
That is the way it ended that day
Listen closely and hear what I say.

Comments

I didn't tell you at class

I didn't tell you at class how very impressed I was with this poem. So, I'm very impressed!

"A wizard is never late, nor is he early; he arrives presicely when he means to." Gandalf

The Brit | Sat, 02/21/2009

That's really good. I like

That's really good. I like it. :)
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Sat, 02/21/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Oh, thank you so much (both

Oh, thank you so much (both of you)!!!!
Brit--I was looking back over the assignment and it said to do a least a six stanza poem. I think I might have gone over that just a little bit:) Good thing she said "If you want to write more please do..."
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Ariel | Sat, 02/21/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

I haven't ever read Little

I haven't ever read Little Women, but I have to say that this is an amazing poem! Extremely impressive!
Awesome job,

Erin

"Remember when 'you play like a girl' use to be an insult?"
-Mia Hamn, American Olympic soccer star.

"Being cool is not acting cool."
-Anonymous

E | Sun, 02/22/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

You haven't ever read Little

You haven't ever read Little Women, Erin??? Oh you poor child:):):) Even if you don't ever read the book you should at least see the movie!!!! Thanks for liking the poem!!!!
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"Pretty soon people are going to come to look at it. And some of those people will be... realtors!"--Klaus Baudelaire

Ariel | Sun, 02/22/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

It's kind of sad how people

It's kind of sad how people don't realize how much they love someone until they get a scare or until it's too late.  Good poem, OFG.

Bridget | Wed, 09/23/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

SO true! Thanks for pointing

SO true! Thanks for pointing that out! It's so sad when someone dies or something like that and all of the sudden everyone realizes just what an achor they were. It depresses me when I see people who are completely passed over by their friends or family.......

Anywho, thanks for the comment!!! Makes me happy!

Ariel | Thu, 09/24/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Glad to make someone happy.

Glad to make someone happy. ;-)

Bridget | Fri, 09/25/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya