A to Z Challenge Poetry

Because I Can and It Is Fun

I had to do it. I said I might, and I did. Thanks to the Blogging A to Z Challenge, I met a fellow poet and he wrote this poem that I had to respond to. Al, this is for you.


Moms Know All the Answers

By Jessica Scott



“Apples taste better in pies,

And thoughts are made from sighs.


“Dreams become stories for the stars.

And you know that you know what you know

Because I tell you so.


“Smart little mice tell clocks the time,

And inside you, there is indeed a mucus-y pot,

Though I’d rather you use a tissue to wipe your snot.


“Santa goes on holiday, and visits his friends.

The moon and the sun are twins, brother and sis.

No matter won or lost, battles are sad. Remember this.


“Your socks are taken by the mischievous dryer monster.

Light is made from love, and it warms you bottom to top,

You left your soul on the floor and probably forgot.


“Now go tell your dad, I’m sure he’ll be impressed.”


“Wow, Mom, you know everything…you’re the best.”

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

8 Replies to “Because I Can and It Is Fun

  1. I love this! The imagery and the whimsical rhyme. Excellent job, Jesi. I have a nice image of a mother in the kitchen wearing an apron telling her son/daughter these things. 🙂

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