I’ll Keep This Memory #Poetry

Welcome to National Poetry Month. For the rest of April, when I’m not re-blogging other posts or sharing my musical memories, I’ll post either a poem of my own or a review of a poetry collection.


Today’s poem comes from My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds, which you can download from Smashwords absolutely free this month. See below for details. You can click on the poem’s title to hear me read it.




Of my wedding always,
guests seated in rows of white plastic chairs,
an arch framed by flowers and balloons,
the string duo that played Pachelbel’s Canon
as I marched down the aisle
and “Ode to Joy” as we recessed,
unaware that tragedy would change our lives.

By the way, for the next month, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are available on Smashwords as part of its sale to support those isolated as a result of the coronavirus situation. Please click here to visit my Smashwords author page and download these books. As always, thank you for reading.


New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.


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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

3 thoughts on “I’ll Keep This Memory #Poetry”

  1. Hi, you’ve provided many fine references to books and magazines for the blind and visually impaired, so I’d like to suggest one for you.

    “Leaning Into the Wind, Women Write from the Heart of the West,” is an anthology of short stories and poems by women who lived on the high plains ranches and farms of the American West. Their inspirational stories demonstrate the courage, perseverance, and sheer strength of character required to survive in difficult situations along with the devotion to a place and life they loved.

    This book is available in digital audio format for free on the NLS BARD platform (National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled). This service can be accessed through the individual state library services for the blind. NLS audio books can be played on a variety of mobile devices and downloads have no time constraints.

    I thought you might enjoy this book as many of the included writers share their experiences of ranch and farm life in Wyoming.

    Take care and thanks much for all you share on your blog.

    tio stib

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