Sunday, March 03, 2013

Guest Blogger--MOM

**Guest Blogger** Mom

So with this children's book set to release in late April, I've been a bit preoccupied and haven't had a chance to update my blog with fun literary shorts and have probably lost all my readership. I do, however, have the ability to procrastinate and would love to share something that means a lot to me. My mom wrote this incredibly humbling and embarrassing  poem for me on my 30th birthday on loose leaf notebook paper that I'm afraid of losing, so I thought, why not preserve it by sharing this work on my blog. Reading this is a great reminder that my work and my writing is never done on my own, because I am blessed to have a support system of friends and family cheering for me the whole way.  For the record, this poem is not meant to be read quietly, but rather performed loudly to an embarrassng degree in front of your closest friends and relatives, and waitstaff of a restaurant that you frequent AND in a fake but well-practiced Boston accent.

"The year 1982 on the 20th day of November,
Elizabeth Glines was born on a day I will always remember.
A colicky baby was her delight,
And why she kept us up every night.

Before you knew it, she made her debut
As a tenacious monkey bar participant and tree climber too.
One day when the jungle gym was taken down,
Elizabeth went to the principal with a signed petition and a frown.

Throughout her school years she worked very hard--
Tap dancer with Kate and super soccer star.
She also hung out at the docks of CBI,
And drove a motorboat before she drove a car.

In college, she was an ambitious go-getter.
High-rise window washer was the only job that would suit her.
Now talented writer with a book on the way,
It must be her commitment to writing everyday.
What a work ethic that can't be beat.
Her colleagues claim working with Liz was more than a treat.

Active at Marble, she is most faithful,
A participant on the step team, they are all so grateful.
Great daughter, niece, cousin and sister,
Best wishes for a happy 30th.