Bibo by Abbie Johnson Taylor #PoetryPlace #WordPressWednesday

Good afternoon. Thanks to fellow blogger Patty Fletcher​for publishing my poem today. A fond memory of a blanket my younger brother had when he was a toddler inspired it. Enjoy!

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by Abbie Johnson Taylor


My baby brother’s blanket, Bibo, kept him safe.

He carried it with him always,

even after the dog chewed on it.

He refused to give it up

until he eventually outgrew it.

When I was eight or nine,

a friend gave me a Bible.

“I have a Bibo, too,” I told little Andy.

But as I matured,

I found no safety or solace in religion.


This poem is a true story. When I was about eight or nine, and my younger brother Andy was seven years my junior, he had a blanket he called Bibo that he carried with him everywhere. A friend invited me to her church and gave me a Bible. Not knowing the difference, I showed it to Andy, proclaiming that I also had a Bibo. My mother had to explain that what Andy had was a blanket and…

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. 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

4 thoughts on “Bibo by Abbie Johnson Taylor #PoetryPlace #WordPressWednesday”

      1. Good morning to Abbie and All.

        I was thinking last night, about what your brother called his blanket. Funny enough, my nephew used to say that word, but if he called you that it wasn’t nice. LOL.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant


        See my latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at:

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