October 3, 2015
I never wrote poetry until shortly after my son Luke was born. I was too exhausted to work on lengthier pieces of writing like the novel I had started before he was born on July 27, 1987. But when I would lay down to take a nap when he was taking his, ideas for poem flew into my consciousness and I would get up to quickly jot down a line in fear that I would forget it if I left this to after I woke up.
I was still writing poems when Luke turned 13 years old.
This is one that was hand printed by me on a paper placemat from a pile left behind by the restaurant owner who lived in our Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada apartment before we moved into it:
Luke at 13
by Tanya Lester
I am so proud of him
No particular reason
There need not be one
Yellow is a primary colour
Is how he answers the phone
Mom, this supper was delicious
He encourages me
How about if we play
Egyptian war after
I come back from Cory’s
He never wants to offend me
This is a gentle, caring part of him.
Tanya Lester is author of “Confessions of a Tea Leaf Reader” (that can be purchased from her or amazon.com) and three other books: “Friends I Never Knew”, “Dreams and Tricksters” and “Friends I Never Knew”.
She is a tea leaf reader, tarot reader and reiki master .
Her website is at www.teareading.wordpress.com She is also on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Twitter.