To Dylan at Twwenty

By Abbie Johnson Taylor

Here Campbell and I are again with yet another totally terrific treat!
Abbie Johnson Taylor has taken time out from her vacation to share a great poem with us.

Be sure and stick around when it’s through to see all about her fantastic books.

This post was originally shared at: https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/to-dylan-at-twenty/

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Thanks for dropping in and come back soon!

Greetings again from sunny Florida, where we celebrated my nephew’s twentieth birthday this past weekend. Below is a poem I wrote for this occasion. Please click below to hear me read it. Happy birthday, Dylan.




Wasn’t it just yesterday when you were born?
Named after Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas,
you were Grandma Gummy’s little dilly bar.
During your first twelve months of life,
I held your eight-pound body,
sang “Three Little Ducks,”
said “fuzzy pickle” when your daddy took our picture.

Then you were two.
Grandpa Grumpy’s truck fascinated you.
Being told “no” did not.
At four, you played soccer,
wanted to be big–Now you are.

Life wasn’t always kind
but now, the possibilities are endless.
With your own band,
you could create a record label,
write and record hundreds of songs,
give thousands of performances across the country,
or you could be a teacher like your father
or a writer like me.
You could inspire millions.

Announcing a new nonfiction book:

My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds (Copyright July 2016 / 275 pages in the print edition)
by Abbie Johnson Taylor

In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson, visually impaired, married Bill Taylor, 19 years her senior and blind. Three months later, he suffered the first of two strokes that confined him to a wheelchair. Using prose and poetry, the author tells the story of how she met, married, and then cared for Bill for six years, detailing both happy and sad times. My Ideal Partner is for sale in e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) from Amazon, CreateSpace, and Smashwords. More details and buying links are on the author’s website: http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com/

Abbie Johnson Taylor lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she writes full time. She is the author of three other published books: a romance novel and two volumes of poetry.

My Ideal Partner was edited and produced by David and Leonore Dvorkin, of Denver, Colorado. For details of their services, please see http://www.dvorkin.com/epubhelp/

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. She is now working on her third book which is to be a memoir trilogy called, ‘Pathway To Freedom: Broken and Healed’.
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  1. Thank you, Patty, for re-blogging this. Folks, I need to apologize. Unfortunately, there was a mix-up in communication between me and my brother. I thought Dylan was turning twenty, but he actually turned twenty-one. I didn’t realize this until I arrived in Florida where I am now. I was able to change “twenty” to “twenty-one,” and my brother reprinted the poem for me to present to Dylan at his party last night, and I made the change on my blog post before it went live, but I forgot to notify Patty of the change. That’s why there’s a discrepency in Dylan’s age. Sorry about that.


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