Thursday, November 9, 2023

Poetry Thursday


Once again, Angel Sammys and Teddys Pawetaton have provided us with a photo for Poetry Thursday.

Madelyn’s father crept in her room

Saw her, then left under a cloud of gloom

It left him with a sense of doom

He found his wife by following the scent of perfume

“She’s doing it again,” Madelyn’s dad said

“She’s sitting up, under a blanket in bed

With a flashlight pointed ahead

And a book on her bed spread”

“What is she doing with one of those infernal things?”

Madeyln’s mom said, twisting her ring

When  she had Madelyn she did not know what the future would bring

But never imagined it would be book reading, what was wrong with her offspring?

At Christmas they bought her the latest IPhone

But all she did was leave it alone

They downloaded music from the new K-pop band on the throne

She ignored it like it was big swing music featuring a rusty trombone

They showed her how to use the Internet

But, to her it was as useless as a eight track cassette

Against all electronics she was dead set

And went back to her book with no regret

Her parents couldn’t figure out what went wrong

And what made her so headstrong

She didn’t want to hear the newest Taylor Swift song

She was reading a biography of Man’t  Zedong

What they didn’t know is in books Madelyn found the in world

With the past, the future, and fantasies unfurled

And her imagination whirled

Making her a most extraordinary girl



  1. Madelyn will have a great future, we are sure.

  2. Miss Madelyn is wise beyond her years. Books are so much better than her phone.

  3. Clapping with glee Madelyn knows the magic of books.
    I'm so happy my mom shared her love of reading with me...
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. we hope more and more kids are like madelyn... so sad that none of this modern kids will ever enjoy the smell of a bookstore or library...

  5. Books rule for Madelyn and that is wonderful!


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