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Monsters

  • Be careful they say.
  • Before you go to bed.
  • Be careful they say.
  • About the monster under the bed!
  • He’ll come out at night and bite off you head!
  • When the morning comes, you’ll be lying there dead!
  • And, the one in the closet!
  • When you reach your arm in.
  • That monster in the closet, with that hungry sharp grin.
  • He’ll grab your shirt tight.
  • And pull you right in!
  • Oh, but the one in the basement!
  • You know…the one under the stairs.
  • He waits in the shadows, he waits and he glares.
  • The light from upstairs shines down like a blare.
  • He will eat you up! Because he doesn’t care.
  • Ah, wait, there is one worse!
  • It’s the monster part of your head.
  • The part that holds onto those feeling of dread.
  • From movies and stories, your mind keeps all that scary stuff in.
  • Until all your nerves are stretched terribly thin.
  • But, I have very good news, it’s all make-believe!
  • There are no monsters in your house!
  • Waiting all day like a giant, foaming, human eating mouse.
  • Your house is quite safe!
  • Don’t you worry or fear.
  • There are no shadows in there, waiting for you to come near.
  • So relax and be happy! Come outside and be free!
  • You can trust me!
  • Who am I you ask?
  • Why…I’m the now very hungry monster in the trees!

Copyright  © Yesenia Hernandez 2017

Friends Forever

  • Once upon a time there was a little girl called Cry.
  • Don’t ask me please, for I don’t know why.
  • She seemed happy all the time and just a little bit shy.
  • I’m walking to her now, I’m going to ask Cry.
  • After all these days, I have to know why.
  • I must admit I’m feeling a bit shy.
  • I see her in the woods skipping away, I cried, “Stop Cry!”
  • She stopped, looked at me and asked me, “Why?”
  • No more pretending, no more being shy.
  • I looked at that little girl and asked, “Why do they call you Cry?”
  • “I’ve been seeing you here and I’m wondering why.”
  • “I’ve been meaning to ask you, but I was too shy.”
  • “This is why they call me Cry.”
  • She put out her hand to show me why.
  • Why she was alone but happy and a little bit shy.
  • She showed me how she woke one day and did nothing but cry.
  • She sat there crying and asked herself, “Why?”
  • She had died in the woods that day and it left her quite shy.
  • “People hear me from time to time but they only hear a cry.”
  • “I try to talk to them, I don’t know why.”
  • “When I saw that you could see me, it made me happy but shy.”
  • “Finally I have a friend to talk to. Someone who doesn’t just hear a cry.”
  • “But I’m kind of sad, that you don’t know why.”
  • “The same thing that got me, got you. So no need to be shy.
  • We’re in here together, friends forever, you and I.

Copyright © Yesenia Hernandez 2017

The Girl Who Couldn’t See The Light

  • There once was a girl who was very pretty and bright.
  • She could help keep the peace and she could fight a good fight.
  • But, there was a problem with this girl. To her there was no light.
  • She ran around looking for who she was all day and all night.
  • Nothing nice and happy was ever in her sight.
  • She would look into the woods and only see the dangers not in sight.
  • When night would come around, she felt imprisoned by night.
  • She was always scared and sure to lock everything tight.
  • In the dark hours she felt nothing but fright.
  • One day she was alone so she went to the fountain to sit and think.
  • She looked in and thought, if I fell in, would I float or would I sink?
  • She looked up at that moment and couldn’t believe what was there.
  • An old woman, with sparkling beads and feathers in her hair.
  • While sitting at that fountain she could do nothing but stare.
  • That beautiful old woman said that she had something to share.
  • She said, “I have seen you around, hurrying from one place to another.
  • I have seen into your mind and that has left me to wonder.”
  • “I can see that you look at the sun shine but see only the clouds.
  • I have seen you duck your head and hurry through crowds.”
  • “I have seen in your mind that you have so much that’s feared.
  • All of that fear won’t let you see clear.”
  • “I can see from your heart and mind that you are beautiful and bright.
  • But not even you will see that if you don’t clear your sight.”
  • “I can help you clear yourself of the filter that has affected your light.
  • I can make it break free and make everything right.”
  • “I have brought some magic with me and I know what to do.
  • There is so much beauty all around; I want you to see that it’s true.”
  • “All day long there is beauty all around.
  • If you can believe it, all that beauty even has a sound.”
  • “When you look around you should see the flowers and the trees.
  • You should sit by this fountain with its sparkling water and enjoy the breeze.”
  • “And, the night, I know you fear it. I know this is true.
  • But, it’s beautiful if you look! All its waves of dark blue.”
  • “I know it’s easy to be scared when life is so uncertain.
  • But, you must look up at that big majestic curtain.”
  • “Marvel at the moon and stars and how beautiful they are.
  • Even as small as we are here looking from so far.
  • Also, make sure you look around! Not just at the sky.
  • Or you’ll never see the light show, of the lightning bugs flying by.”
  • “But, that sound that I mentioned. Now that’s a sound to be heard.
  • You can hear the fountains rushing water and the joy it brings the birds.
  • The whole world is speaking to you. Without speaking a single word.”
  • “We are just two small people, us sitting here, you and me.
  • This big world around us.
  • Oh, so much happiness and beauty out there for you to see.”
  • “After this moment I want you to walk with your ears and eyes open.
  • Let all that fresh air and lovely sunshine soak in.”
  • I looked at that woman and heard all she was saying.
  • She spoke so beautifully. She wasn’t just playing.
  • As she was speaking the beads in her hair kept sparkling.
  • It was at that moment I noticed that the sky around us was darkening.
  • I looked back at that kind old lady and saw such a sight.
  • The beads in her hair weren’t sparkling at all! The sparkle was coming from within.
  • I also noticed she had a golden glow…
  • Who was this woman? I wanted to know.
  • At that very moment she raised her hand and with one glowing fingertip.
  • She tapped me on the nose!
  • And what happened next? I wish I could tell you!
  • Who knows.
  • I had closed my eyes when she tapped me on the nose.
  • When I opened my eyes, away flew a little something that sparkled and glowed.
  • I felt peace at that moment. I’d never felt before.
  • I couldn’t wait to go around and see what my life had in store.
  • Every day after that was beautiful, rain or shine.
  • And I knew in my heart, that everything would be fine.
  • No more fears of “what if’s”.
  • Since that day I have felt happy and me.
  • For the first time in my life, I can finally see.
  • The only thing I wanted to be in my life,
  • Is free.

Copyright © Yesenia Hernandez 2017

Mom’s Warning

  • I’m up way too early.
  • The kids are already squirrelly.
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • The kids set a fire.
  • The car blew a tire.
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • There is laundry to be done.
  • There are necks to rung.
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • Hubby forgot a the kids at school.
  • Oh my, what a fool.
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • Kids are all fed.
  • Now it’s finally off to bed.
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • “But mommy I’m not tired!”
  • “Sweetie, the kids are not tired.”
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • I warned them.
  • You heard it yourself.
  • I’m way too tired for this day.
  • So now they are locked in their rooms.
  • With promises of doom.
  • If anyone should think they can stay up.
  • For the very last time.
  • I feel I must say.
  • I’M WAY TOO TIRED FOR THIS DAY!
  • Copyright © 2017 Yesenia Hernandez

 Life

  • There once was a spirit who could go on living forever.
  • If you asked her when she thought life would grow tiring, her answer was never.
  • Life was so wonderful! It should never, ever end.
  • So much can happen in life, the way a timeline can bend.
  • She hoped to die of old age, after a long and wonderful life.
  • Then, start again anew and hope for no amount of strife.
  • Now, it was time for her to begin her wonderful journey!
  • A blast of light, this was it! Her eyes opened wide.
  • The beauty of the world soaked into her, in a split moment tide.
  • She stood on her legs and knew from inside.
  • She woke as an elephant! She started her grand stride.
  • All her days through, there was so much to see.
  • She took a moment and thought about how grand life would be.
  • But one day, in one moment, while sitting by a tree.
  • He was shot and was killed because of a hunters greed for ivory.
  • Again, a blast of light as her eyes slowly fluttered open.
  • The sorrow of his last life took a moment to soak in.
  • She felt it in her heart, it was slightly, but noticeably broken.
  • No time to dwell on that.
  • She noticed it was on a high branch she sat.
  • She stood on her branch and knew for a fact.
  • She saw all her bright parrot feathers and couldn’t wait to act!
  • She swooped off her branch and was so excited to fly.
  • She saw all the world zooming beautifully by.
  • She knew with her new life, there was no reason to be shy.
  • But then one sad day she was shot down, right out of the sky.
  • Because of her beautiful colored feathers they wanted, she had to die.
  • A sliver of light was now in site once more.
  • It was then she began to wonder, what was it all for?
  • Maybe this life would be better. Maybe a real and long life was in store.
  • This life would be different! Much different then before.
  • With that new ray of hope she could feel the sun with its shine.
  • She stood up and could see there was no reason to whine.
  • She was a tiger after all! She knew everything would be fine.
  • She ran free around the jungle, all part of life’s design.
  • But, then one day she was out and tripped on a line.
  • She was trapped and killed because of her fur. It was this hunters goldmine.
  • She new this time before she saw it, the light was out there again to be seen.
  • She didn’t understand how the world could be so violent and mean.
  • Why did each life end with such a horrible scene?
  • It was at that moment she realized with a little bit of fright.
  • She was a human this time! At this, her mood became bright.
  • She was in no danger in this life, she would be good and she would live right.
  • As the years went by she noticed almost all humans were selfish and full of spite.
  • She was still young when she went out to the store one night.
  • She turned a corner and couldn’t believe her sight.
  • She was shot and killed for her money. She couldn’t believe with all her might.
  • This time, without a doubt, her heart was completely broken.
  • She didn’t want to live again, she couldn’t be bought with any token.
  • She went to the higher spirits and wouldn’t stop until all her sorrow was spoken.
  • Why did people go to the world and hand out so much pain.
  • It was then her sorrow was so great, it caused the sky to rain.
  • So reader, I was asked by that spirit to write this story to you.
  • She wanted me to give you this last message too:
  • A life is not something that ever should be taken.
  • The loss of all this life so needlessly should leave you sadly shaken.
  • If you read this and think it doesn’t matter, you are sadly mistaken
  • Because most living things, once they die, will never reawaken.
  • Written By:
  • Copyright 2017, Yesenia AKA, Mom-me

Train Tales

  • Every morning I wake up with sleepy seeds in my eyes.
  • I hear my mothers voice saying, “Wake up! Come on guys!”
  • We wake up quick, eat some cereal and we are out of the house in a flash.
  • Out the door and down the street, our daily one mile dash.
  • We live in a big city with big buildings, noise and smoke.
  • By we, I mean my mom, my little brother and I. The people I love the most.
  • We get to where we are going; right on time I feel I must say.
  • The dash was a win! Just like every other day.
  • I love this part of every day. When the day is bright and new.
  • Looking around at the sparkling grass still speckled with beads of morning dew.
  • The air is fresh and the sky is so nice with its purples, pinks and blues.
  • So much to do on our busy days but I look for all the magic before its all through.
  • My mother is made of real magic. I’ve seen it come out of her mind.
  • She finds beauty everywhere in this world where it can be so hard to find.
  • She taught me and my brother how to find magic that comes from the mind.
  • It’s so sad to me how so many are so completely magically blind.
  • I see it all day long, the people going here or there.
  • With their looks of frustration but otherwise blank stare.
  • But back to where we are. At the very beginning of our day.
  • Are you wondering where we are? Guessing is such a fun way to play.
  • At the train station! 
  • We take it every day on our way to school and my mom to work.
  • We step aboard and my little brother gives me his all-knowing smirk.
  • We find a seat away from everyone. A place we can be alone.
  • In the silence you can hear the trains creaks and groans.
  • The whole world seems to take on its own steady tone.
  • My mother starts every ride with a different wonder for our minds to twist around.
  • “What if this train went up and flew us far as our minds can stray?”
  • “What if it was a dragon and are we’re its mastermind? We could fly around and keep fire at bay?”
  • She would start these train tales and we would take them away.
  • Every morning we would start our wondering and let our magic minds run free.
  • That’s my proof that magic is a real thing. How else could all these things from our minds possibly be?!
  • On those rides, of maybe thirty minutes or so.
  • Our magic would start to flow and who knew where we would go.
  • We’ve have been a mystical dragon whose fire can right what’s been wrong.
  • We’ve been time traveling explorers being chased by dinosaurs through a storm.
  • We’ve been heroic cowboys fighting off train robbers in the old west.
  • We’ve turned into a submarine and seen the sea creatures down below.
  • We’ve been little birds who can change the weather and even make it snow.
  • One day my mother sat between us on one of our morning rides.
  • She put her arms around us and gave us a tickle on our sides.
  • She said, “What if I was the mother of two wonderful kids?”
  • “What if I was the happiest mother, because of your beautiful minds?”
  • “What if I’m left behind one day because of all the adventures you must find?”
  • “That would be the best gift of all, to know I was not a bind.”
  • “I teach your minds magic because one day it will be you with your mind that must run away free.”
  • “I love you both the most of all for all the wonder and magic that will come your way and how wonderful that will be.”
  • We would go to school happy and ready for anything, because of our train tales.
  • Then we would run out of school and into my mothers arms every day without fail.
  • We would go home, do our homework, eat dinner and cuddle with a movie on the couch.
  • Sometimes when things  got so quiet in our little lovely house.
  • I would smile to myself about how life was so good.
  • I would never change anything, even if I could.
  • Magic is the best gift my mother gave to me.
  • Finding beauty in everything I think is not meant to be .
  • But beauty can be found if you have magic in your mind, like me.
  • When you sit alone think, use your minds magic and SEE! 
  • All the wonders and “what -if’s” there can be.
  • Written by:
  • Copyright 2017, Yesenia AKA, Mom-me

Sky

  • There once was a boy and his name was Sky.
  • He dreamed all his life that one day he’d fly.
  • And all of his life he knew through and through why.
  • Up in the air is where he knew he belonged.
  • He was so sure of this, he knew in the air, he could do no wrong.
  • Sky grew up very fast! He grew up brilliantly, very big and very strong.
  • It was time now to fly! He thought of this all the day long.
  • There was nothing to stop him now. No reason why.
  • To stay on the ground. He knew he had to fly.
  • He joined the Air Force. The flying red, white and blue.
  • He knew in his heart it was the right thing to do.
  • His parents worried he’d be hurt. This he knew this could be true.
  • But he bit down his brow and marched right on through.
  • One day a war broke out and they said he must fly.
  • His heart pulled him to his plane. He would not pass this by.
  • His whole country needed him. So, no need to ask why.
  •  Who knew such a war could be fought in the air.
  • Such violence brought to such beauty. It didn’t seem fair.
  • But no time to dwell and no time to stare.
  • There was a war to be fought, he needed his heart and mind to be there.
  • He was brilliant in his plane, it was clear they sent the right guy.
  • His mind was so sharp as he flew so up high.
  • His mind was so clear and focused as others planes dropped from the sky.
  • He could only hope they weren’t one of his as they passed from up above on by.
  • He belonged in the air and he never would die.
  • He was meant to be in the air. In the beauty he’d fly.
  • So wiether his body lived or it died, Sky was in the sky.
  • He is where he belongs, so no need to ever cry.
  • Written by:
  • Copyright 2017, Yesenia AKA, Mom-me

Grown Up Dad

  • There once was a grown up dad, who did lots of grown up things.
  • He could fix a tire, build a fire and make a pooped out drier sing.
  • He did lots of grown up things you know, all day long he’d go.
  • He’d wake up every morning with to-do lists in his head.
  • He would do it all without fail before his time for bed.
  • On the outside this dad seemed very grown up indeed.
  • With his big white van and bulky tools, who knows what any of them do.
  • He’d go to work and fix and build till all the work was through.
  • “It’s too hard to be a grown up and do all the grown up things.” he’d say.
  • Till finally around 4 o’clock it was time to end his day.
  • But on his drive back home the sky and mood would begin to change.
  • It didn’t seem so low, it was really very strange.
  • Beautiful twilight was starting to take its color now.
  • When he gets home his kids will come out, see the sky and ask him “How?!”
  • This was the time if day he seemed to like the best.
  • Time to look at the kids asking their questions and answer, as if a test.
  • What a job he had to give knowledge to these little, little kids.
  • They trusted him completely and took every answer as truth.
  • So, he had to be very sure to know everything from the twilight, to a tooth.
  • Ah yes, you kids, the twilight is really something to be seen. The answer is very scientific; now let me think…how can it be.”
  • After only a moment of pondering, the answer came at last.
  • With these kids you had to think of what to say and you had to do it fast.
  • He told them about the fairies! 
  • Yes, the fairies…
  • The special ones for night.
  • They would sleep all day and always, always stay out of sight.
  • They would come out of their fairy home.
  • Look up at the sky and how that sun shine shone.
  • “How blue! How boring! It’s much too bright to see!”
  • They knew what they must do and with the mission of a bee.
  • They would crouch to the ground and jump into that bright day place.
  • They loved zooming through the air and thought of outer space.
  • How beautiful with the moon and the stars it had to be.
  • They splashed dark color everywhere for everyone to see.
  • “So that, you kids, is how twilight comes about.”
  • They were so impressed by this great tale, it was hard for them not to shout.
  • That grown up dad loved to fill his kids heads with all these silly things.
  • The fairies if night, the tooth fairy monster and all the wonders in between.
  • All his kids grew up happy with all that wonder in their hearts.
  • So, everyday that grown up dad would wake and his busy day would start.
  • All the breaking and fixing, there was always so much to do.
  • But all the wonders and “what if’s” would come to his mind too.
  • What if there were secret fairies that turned the day to night?
  • What if a tooth fairy monster made parents go to sleep with fright?
  • What if there was a utopia of baked food plants? Oh, what a sight!
  • So many things to wonder, he wouldn’t give all that up without a fight.
  • You see, this grown up dad who did all those grown up things wasn’t grown up at all!
  • He was just a big kid with a van and tools, what a show he put on for them all!
  • The real him was home with his kids, where his mind could roam around free.
  • With all the possibilities and how wonderful they would be.
  • Written by:
  • Copyright 2017 Yesenia AKA, Mom-me

Karma Is Coming

  • Karma is out to get me!
  • This I know to be true.
  • Karma is out to get me!
  • What am I to do?
  • I go around and do mean things sometimes.
  • At the time it seems the only thing to do.
  • But then something bad happens to me!
  • So I wanted to tell this story to you!
  • My father always told me to be good my whole life through.
  • Because if you are good, then all the good will come back to you.
  • The thoughts of all the good that would eventually come my way.
  • Would keep a smile on my face while I dreamed and throughout the day.
  • The second half of what he said just never really stuck.
  • It’s the second part, you see, that is stealing all my luck!
  • My father always told me to be good my whole life through.
  • Because if you are bad, then all the bad will come back to you. 
  • I never thought about the bad because I thought I was the best that best could be.
  • How on earth could any bad ever happen to me?
  • I have a little sister, who isn’t always my friend.
  • She is annoying sometimes. It’s becoming kind of a trend.
  • My parents were going to give us Popsicles; it was a hot summer day.
  • But my sister got in trouble while we were out at play.
  • They put her in time-out and that she could have her Popsicle after that.
  • She complained and pouted but in time-out is where she sat.
  • I walked right up to her with my nose stuck in the air.
  • I told her she was a bad little girl, so time-out was only fair!
  • Walking away from her I had my smile firmly in place. 
  • Then when I got my Popsicle, I waved it in her face.
  • I skipped away to enjoy my proof that I was good.
  • But then I tripped on a rock. My Popsicle flew through the air!
  • Into some dirt, it was ruined; all I could do was stare.
  • I asked my parents for another one, they sorry there were only those two.
  • By then my sister was out of time out. The thought of it all made me blue.
  • Looking at my sister enjoying her Popsicle in the yard.
  • My father walked up to me with a look that was kind of hard.
  • “I saw the way you treated your sister, that wasn’t very nice.”
  • “Because of how you acted, you paid a price.”
  • “Remember what I said, when you are bad, bad will come to you.”
  • It was just then that I thought that maybe it was true!
  • There was another day, we were at the park, with my little brother this time.
  • I was making fun of him because there was one part he couldn’t climb.
  • That’s when he went up the stairs and zoomed down the slide.
  • Right into some water! I laughed so hard I cried.
  • I told him some mean things until his cheeks were burning red.
  • Just then a bird flew over me and pooped right on my head!
  • On other days I did bad things and bad would come my way.
  • Then I realized when bad was coming there was no safe place to stay.
  • You could not do bad things and have good come in return.
  • And when that bad would find you, it would teach you a lesson and leave a burn.
  • It made me feel that when I was bad there was nowhere I could turn.
  • How did I get to this place? Where I feel I am running from the bad.
  • The thought of it all made me think. And made me feel sad.
  • It was then I also realized that when I was bad, I was hurting someone else.
  • I was always thinking there was nobody better than myself.
  •  I realized too that the bad was hunting me down.
  • And if I didn’t stop doing bad it would run me out of town!
  • So now I’m on a mission, to really do things right.
  • And if I don’t have nice things to say, I’ll keep my lips sealed tight.
  • Karma is now something, a real thing; I know this to be true.
  • Whether it’s good or bad, what would you want coming back to you?
  • Written by:
  • Copyright 2017 Yesenia AKA, Mom-me

First blog post

Hello reader,

Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy my stories and poems. I started writing a couple years ago because of the, oh so, interesting things that happen and are said in my home. I’m still trying to figure out if I live with some very creative people or just crazy people….or maybe I’m crazy! Maybe they drove me crazy! Unsure…

I hope you and your children enjoy!!!