A Poem by Judy Ponceby

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The inventive minds of boys
make their imaginations
come to life.

Enthralling battles with
goblins and dragons,
sorcerers and monsters,
carried out in finest silver armor.

Bewitching musings on
horrid witches
and maidens in turmoil.

Legions of hellions marching leagues
through giant vermin-infested
swamps and caverns the size of

All of these epic tales
played out in the backyard,
on bicycles,
with sticks and garbage can lids,
with towels for capes,
and Spot the dog as the faithful
companion on all manner of adventure.

These are the means to greatness
for every boy and his dog.

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

Author's Note

Judy Ponceby
New Words:

Inventive. Enthralling. Bewitching. Silver. Hellion. Epic.

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My Dear Writing Friend Judy,
Your poem made me smile as long ago forgotten memories flooded my mind. I remember growing up in a place with on other playmates and my dog and I were of the best of friends. We would tackle all manor of evil ranging from dinosaurs on a bloodthirsty rampage to the U.S. Calvary trying to destroy my sleepy village of teepees. And we would always somehow come out victorious, well at least until we found that stray cat that would send my dog home with his tail between his legs.
An excellent poem that made me muse for hours and leaves me still smiling. Now if you will excuse me, my lead dog Prozac and I have a dinosaur to slay before my sweetheart calls me in for dinner. No really there is a dinosaur in my backyard!

Blessings, Laughing-Bear

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is an epic tale of adventure in a land of knights and swords. Boy wanting to be brave men and battle the elusive dragon. You did a great job with this poem and it took me on an adventure that I could picture in my mind.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I was whisked away to an enthralling magical time of maidens and mayhem...special write Judy, you've touched my inner child...

Posted 9 Years Ago

The imagination of a child is an amazing thing. I think even more so with boys. My son can come up with some pretty fabulous tales. I can relate to this. Very nicely written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

You are so amazing. I love how your work is so alive with the core beauty that's out there in the world. (the stuff I forget about) so thank you for always taking me to these places of heart and soul..xx

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was very sweet and entertaining to read. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Yes there be monsters around my sons bed lol

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is wonderful, such an enjoyable read

Posted 9 Years Ago

Amazing! Catches the thoughts and imagination of young boys very deftly. Great job! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

You used the words well--being a kid was the bomb.
I'd do it again any day,
You paint wonderful, epic pictures in this. It was a pleasure to read :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on May 31, 2011
Last Updated on May 31, 2011


Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

I am me. Living life. Learning love. And laughing. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost more..


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