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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

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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 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.

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