Wednesday, December 9, 2015


My very first and poorest attempt at designing
 a "Kid Marble" on a computer app.  I've gotten better.
 I plan to put him in a book one day.  Soon, I hope.

There's a kid inside you,
made of marbles with many colors
changing depending on the light,
or shadows that fall
upon palette of choices  
for you to scribble, doodle
or seriously paint 
into your world.

The kid is tough,
but mostly flexi-round,
male/female - both,
size - doesn't matter,
colors shrink or expand as needed. 

It's important to listen to the kid's
language made of magic colors 
always nagging, telling you,
reminding you
how marble-ous you are.

(For Sumana's prompt (colors) at Poet's United.


  1. Ha, I love how "marble-ous you are! I am happy to hear you plan a children's book. Yay!

  2. Wonderful discovery Myrna! The more you do the more adept you get. Yes, enough then for the book. Keep at it Ma'am!


  3. Yes, Myrna --- we really have to embrace the kid that is inside each of us. It is a good thing, I think, that it nags at us as it does. Otherwise we might forget how "marble-ous" we are. Very clever approach, Myrna.....

  4. This is wonderful, Myrna. I see a children's book!

  5. Marble-ous! Sort of like a bean bag, but lots lots better.

  6. I would buy that book in a heart beat.

  7. the poem makes me so happy to remind me again and again for that kid within...we do need to bring it out for more color and light in these dark days...just Adore your last line Myrna...

  8. I look forward to reading your book:)

  9. Such a heartwarming poem Myrna :D indeed we all have a child inside of us which emits its many colors. Beautifully penned :D

    Lots of love,

  10. I love this - and Kid Marble (who seems perfect) - yes, listening to the child within - letting him or her play is one of the joys of adulthood...a magical and relatable poem... :)

  11. enjoyed the childlike touch to this. marble-ous

    gracias for sharing

  12. "It's important to listen to the kid's
    language made of magic colors"

    And "marble-ous" I LOVE these!!

    Much wisdom and a wonderfully imaginative idea!!

  13. O, what joy to remember this 'made of marbles' kid, listen and follow his/her colorful ideas/ your drawing, esp. kid's smile :)

  14. I had to smile while reading this delightful poem, Myrna! A wonderful write.