Blog,  Poetry

Snoopy Is Doing His Happy Dance!

My eldest son is visiting for the weekend and on our drive home in rush hour traffic, he informed me, among college-decision updates, that he had joined his school’s writing club! He also asked me if he could bounce ideas off me as he needed to write a poem. Did you get that? Let me repeat it: HE NEEDED TO WRITE A POEM. Let that sit for a minute. I had to. I had to let the joy flow around and through me. We got home and he followed me into my room so he could use my workspace and he began throwing ideas at me and asking me what he should write, what themes, forms, etc.

I can’t even…

I am beside myself.

So, here is HIS poem, his FIRST voluntary poem. He is excited; I am excited. We are going to set up a blog for him this weekend and I am going to have a link to it once its running. Let him know what you think in the comments.

xo Jesi


The All-Sorrows Eve

By Infinite_Symphony (his online identity)

A bump in the night,

A screech in the dark,

A wave of cold,

That stops your heart.

One sharp cackle,

A raven’s cry,

A flutter of wings,

As it begins to fly.

These creatures of the night,

Walking ‘neath the stars,

Cry out in pain,

Bearing hidden scars.

They seek only friendship,

The comfort in sharing warmth,

On this “evilest” of nights,

Turned away from home and hearth.

You only see their faces,

As you lock and bar your doors,

Your misconceptions hurt them,

You care not for beings poor.

So listen and look closely,

For stories hidden and unseen,

And remember my story above all,

On this beautiful Halloween.

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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