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 Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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