Hypergraphia is a condition that causes people to transcribe their thoughts uncontrollably. I don't suffer from it in the clinical sense, but I may be borderline. My blog is the cyber-wall where I spray paint my thoughts for all to see. By the way, if you came here directly through blogger --if your page has no yellow frames and no pretty pic of me in the top left corner -- you may want to visit my main site at www.hypergraffiti.com, where you can read this blog and much much more.


I'm Trudy Morgan-Cole, a writer from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. My books include "The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson," "Esther: A Story of Courage," and "Deborah and Barak." I'm also a married mom of two, a teacher in an adult-ed program, and a Christian of the Seventh-day Adventist kind. I blog about writing, reading, parenting, teaching, spirituality, and shiny things that catch my eye.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Birthday Alphabet for Christopher

Continuing with the Christopher's Birthday theme here on the blog, here's an alphabet poem I wrote for him the other day. (Remember I'm a much more devoted mom than I am a poet, so go easy on me from the literary-criticism standpoint!)

Amazing little (not-so-little!)
Creative and
Every day an adventure
Flung into the future, you
Gallop ahead of me, but
Hate to be pushed.
I marvel at your
Joy in the work of your hands.
Knights, monsters, robots, villains -- crafted of
Legos, of drawings, of words --
Multiply across the
Never-empty space of your room --
Of your mind.
Perhaps you're
Quiet for a moment,
Suddenly, you're a
Tempest of giggles, shouts, tears, silliness.
Unbelievable, unfathomable, unstoppable.
Violin, voice, piano, laughter -- so many
Ways you fill our lives with your
Xtraordinary music.
You, my son, are the
Zenith of my days.


Blogger Umm 'Skandar said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Pretty fancy poetry. And the birthstory below is wonderful too!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this! Great work!

Lori M

12:23 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Happy Birthday! I love your birthstory as well.

Many Years to your sweet son!

7:54 PM  

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