ABCMomma — Poem from

ABC Momma Is
A cool momma always
becomes a child’s best
consistent companion
during difficult times
encouraging and supportive 

A cool momma

finds ways to make
good and fun things
happen when needed most
invests herself without
juggling too much

A cool momma has

kisses and hugs in abundance
love shines like honey on a comb
multiplying over time and
nurtured just right
only to improve with time

A cool momma

propels us on a course
quintessentially perfect
regaling us with directions to
sail through life’s obstacles
taking strides confident
united universally on a mission

A cool momma is

vital to a child’s success
without ever loosing sight
xenia rocks way
yelling joyfully
zealous always

A cool momma knows
she is blessed to have a child.©

ABC Acrostic
Dedicated to my children, I love you!


via ABC Momma — lyncrain

Wisdom from a Child


“Happiness depends upon ourselves. Maybe it’s not about the happy ending, maybe it’s mirror-discovery-1about the story. The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

Athena Orchard, age 13, cancer non-survivor.



Lyn’s meaning of names


Have you considered the importance of a name? I was reading an author recommended by Theresa Barker when we discussing one of my earlier posts about poetry connections.

She mentioned Garrison Keillor, so I went and looked him up because I was not familiar with his work. I discovered this poem and was quite amused. I hope you enjoy his sense of humor as much as I do.  Thank you Theresa.

Publicity by Garrison Keillor

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
Who rode along with Sam Prescott
And William Dawes, but Revere got
The nod cause he rhymes with “year,”
So “One if by land and two if by sea”
Was given to Mr. Revere, though he
Was only one rider of the three,
And Sam and Bill gave many alarms
To various Middlesex towns and farms
But wound up in obscurity
Because the names Sam Prescott
And William Lawes simply were not
As pleasant to the poet’s ear,
And so we revere one cavalier
And two were denied their rightful fame.
It all comes down to the sound of your name.
If Henry Thoreau had been Wally Ballou,
Would we still esteem Walden as we do?
If Emily Dickinson’s name had been Misty
Would she have gotten so much publicity?So listen, my children, and you shall learn:
Life takes many an unfair turn.
Many a hero goes unsung.
And I will make this simple assertion:
Though you’re idealistic, and brave, and young,
Get yourself a publicity person.

It makes me wonder if my life has been impacted by my name. As an artist, we do have the opportunity to create a persona with a name of our choosing. Hmm, maybe there is an advantage after all to a pen name. What do you think?

via Name Consideration? — lyncrain

Photography and Poetry


Featured Image -- 4593Have you noticed how frequently poetry and photography appear together on the web. Poetry creates imagery. Juxtaposition of a photo can add dimensions to that image, much as words can add dimensionality to a photo. I remember my fourth-grade teacher stressing the importance of dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s and punctuation as the […]

via Photography and Poetry — lyncrain

How myopic?


This wonderful quote came across the transom today.


“Every mmrmagoo-jpgc200an takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer




This may also explain a lot of the stupidity we’ve seen this year!