Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

A Story by Wild Rose
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Written while confined to home

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Over the Rainbow

10 April 2020

10:21

It began at an art session for children during the lockdown

"Paint a happy picture, some thing to make people happy and cheerful"

 

As they began to paint a few were drawing multi coloured ribbons and rainbows

"Why are you drawing rainbows?

"Over the rainbow is blue sky's where birds sing and people are happy, we want people to be happy"

 

The rainbows were painted the tutor said to take them home and put them in their window to show that happy children were living there and make people who passed happy

People asked where they got the rainbow and what it was for

"Can you make one for me? 

 

The Rainbow was accepted as a symbol of love for all the workers who are keeping our communities going in difficult times

A symbol of hope for the future

From our children out future

 

Somewhere over the rainbow

Sky's are blue

Birds sing over the rainbow

Why then

OH!

Why can't I?

 

Wild Rose

April 2020

© 2020 Wild Rose


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Here in the USA, the RAINBOW symbol is solidly owned by gay/lesbian communities/events. I just wrote a poem entitled "Rainbow Meadow" -- only referring to an abundance of color -- but I fretted over whether this might be taken as a "gay" poem since it was somewhat collaborative with gay friends on Facebook. All that being said, I'm in favor of taking back the RAINBOW symbol, since it can mean so many fun & interesting things. The "Over the Rainbow" lyrics are well-used in your story and a great visionary tactic to suggest there's SO MUCH MORE "out there" beyond what we often spend our lives being immersed in!?!?! Here's wishing you & yours all the best for this Easter weekend (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah_Allen

2 Months Ago

As a gay person, I can sort of agree with the “the rainbow being a gay thing” because the symbol.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

LOVE that you stopped by share your point of view. This is very instructional for all writers to be .. read more
Sarah_Allen

2 Months Ago

Haha, there’s one thing I love about this site, is that it’s peaceful. Unlike the real world, if.. read more



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A very sweet story. (It warms my heart) Who doesn't love rainbows? Never do they fail to fill me with wonder.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm so happy to know that you're alright and doing art during this lockdown... we will be meeting our people soon after this pandemic. We send love to everyone during this time.
Lots of love and best wishes
Be well!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Still awaiting results of blood tests saying all is OK to mix with others I need to achieve the requ.. read more
Aurora

2 Months Ago

Don't worry you'll be fine :) You can add more iron to your diet. I watched some videos by health ex.. read more
what could be more uplifting than Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow" and watching as children paint and draw them ... what a delight to think of driving down the road and seeing them light up windows everywhere ... knowing that children live there and dream .. and have a future full of light ... we adults just have to keep working at it eh!? try not to leave them such a big mess ;{
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Thanks Einstein Yes the children do have their dreams for the future, But I/we wonder (having lived .. read more
It seems like anything that brings people together in a time like this is a special gesture. I’ve read a few offerings in the cafe regarding the rainbows in windows in the UK, and I love the idea. I haven’t seen anything similar in the US but I imagine in larger cities there will be people looking to reach out to others in their solitude in similar ways.

I enjoyed your associations with The Wizard of Oz because that is also a story of peril and hope. The understanding that there is always something on the horizon that will comfort and enrich if we have vision and patience.

These are tough times, but there’s always a rainbow and the mystery of what rests beyond it in beauty and peace. I enjoyed this.


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Thank you Eils
We have started to clap in support of the NHS workers - no in fact for ALL tho.. read more
..very sweet to read on the art project and the intentions of the children.. so sweet!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Thank you > things that appear during times of adversity
This story was adorable. Oddly, even being gay, I didn’t associate the title as a gay thing. I really like the sad little time it starts out with that eventually leads to change of events. Hope grows and spreads in the form of drawings of Rainbows. Everyone thinks of the blue skies and want that change! A really short and sweet story, much enjoyed!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Thank you > Mt wife informed me that the children were asked to send a message to a girl who was sic.. read more
Sarah_Allen

2 Months Ago

True eye! Sweet story :) take care and be safe
Really enjoyed this one. The ending is just perfect. In the time being that we are quarantined this is very cheerful. Rainbow does show peace and love. Let's all hope for the best just like rainbow after rain.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

thank you . To think it began at a kids art session with a happy message to a sick girl
It ha.. read more
We have rainbows in the windows of our street. They are delightful. One child has chalked her rainbow on the pavenent to ensure that those walking past see it. Rainbows are a sign of hope when the going gets tough. It is certainly tough at the moment. Keep safe Wild Rose, you and your Lady.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Thank you Christine
I an confined to barracks for now - underlying problems
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Take care and keep safe.

Chris
Here in the USA, the RAINBOW symbol is solidly owned by gay/lesbian communities/events. I just wrote a poem entitled "Rainbow Meadow" -- only referring to an abundance of color -- but I fretted over whether this might be taken as a "gay" poem since it was somewhat collaborative with gay friends on Facebook. All that being said, I'm in favor of taking back the RAINBOW symbol, since it can mean so many fun & interesting things. The "Over the Rainbow" lyrics are well-used in your story and a great visionary tactic to suggest there's SO MUCH MORE "out there" beyond what we often spend our lives being immersed in!?!?! Here's wishing you & yours all the best for this Easter weekend (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah_Allen

2 Months Ago

As a gay person, I can sort of agree with the “the rainbow being a gay thing” because the symbol.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

LOVE that you stopped by share your point of view. This is very instructional for all writers to be .. read more
Sarah_Allen

2 Months Ago

Haha, there’s one thing I love about this site, is that it’s peaceful. Unlike the real world, if.. read more
Under the present circumstances, your poem is very appropriate. Stay safe!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Rainbow pictures seem to be getting every where
Thursday night one of the hospitals (Glasgow.. read more

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