Love and a Guitar


I hadn’t seen him in years

but I knew he’d be there,

his band was opening at a pub

for the local county fair.


I had moved away

and the distance hurt too much,

so we just went our separate ways

and through the years lost touch.


I was just home for the weekend

when I heard his band was playing a new song,

his voice was always my favorite

made me feel right where I belong.


I arrived at the set

just as his band began to play,

so I just slid into the back

as I felt my body sway.


This was the music

of my old high school soundtrack,

as soon as I heard his voice

I immediately went back.


So many years had past

but I felt like I was right back there,

to my seventeen-year-old self

keeping him in my stare.


Through the break in the light

his eyes caught a glimpse of mine,

and at that moment I felt

as if our two souls aligned.


He stopped playing the guitar

and he came over off the stage,

it was like a new chapter being written

with the same old intro page.


We stood and stared

about a foot or two apart,

until the audience began cheering

and I felt the beat of my heart.


He came closer

 and brushed the hair from my eye,

cradled my neck in his hand

as he gave me back those butterflies.


He tried to find words

but nothing came out

we both smiled because we knew

what it was all about.


He lifted me up

in a full tight embrace,

spun me around in a hug

this was my old favorite place.


I had not seen him

for more than a decade,

I had left this place

but my heart had truly stayed.


How you feel in a moment

triumphs any other thing,

trust in your truth

and feel the happiness it brings.



I will Meet You at the Swings!


“I will meet you at the swings at a quarter to three,

whatever you are going through you can put it all on me”.


My best friend and I have been meeting at the swings,

since our elementary school days to sort through all kinds of things.


When we are upset and swing, problems just never seem that bad,

it is nearly impossible to swing and at the same time be mad.


Try it! I dare you. Next time something gets the best of you,

meet your best friend at the swings and it will become your ritual too!

We’ve grieved on those swings, we’ve talked about boys,

we’ve managed through heartbreaks and learned to drown out the noise.


We’ve laughed until we’ve cried, cried until we’ve laughed,

swinging on the swings has been the best to edit my draft.


It often feels as we get older our problems are more intense,

but swinging beside her somehow things just start to make sense.


Swinging remind us to stay playful and to see the beauty in the mess,

we have spent hours on those swings as we talk to decompress.


What I love most about the swing set is the freedom that I feel,

the higher we go the less my problems feel real.


I will forever have her back and she has proved that she has mine,

I’ll be meeting her at the swings until the end of time.





More Than Just the Toast

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At four years old my mother taught me

How to turn bread into toast.

I made 7 slices right away,

But it wasn’t the toast that I liked most.


What I loved most about this learning

Was the independence that I felt,

I felt empowered and confident

To have this skill under my belt.


My mother did not once say

That I had made too much,

Instead, she celebrated my excitement

And made sure not to touch.


I made my Dad smile

As I brought him his own piece,

And I felt like a Superhero

As my skill set had increased.


When our children feel like this

They feel so full of worth!

By empowering our children

They find their place upon this earth.


It starts by harnessing the mind

And ensuring our children are emotionally fit,

Our children deserve every advantage

To enhance their body, mind, and spirit.


BayneBooks are not stories

Rather they are brain trainers at work.

These strategies read to children daily

Will ensure they see the perks.


As a caregiver, you do the best you can

To provide an environment to succeed,

BayneBook resources have done it all for you

All you need is to cuddle up and read!

BayneBooks: Tony Robbins meets Dr.Seuss


BayneBooks is a series

That together combines,

Tony Robbins substance

With Dr. Seuss rhymes.


What this means in a nutshell

And, I promise you this,

The BayneBooks series is something

Our children can’t miss.


They are growth and development

Strategies for our youth,

To ensure they are empowered

To live out their truth.


Children are delicate

And, yet, mentally strong,

Adults model the programs

That last in them lifelong.


So it is our responsibility

As a leader and an adult,

To be the example for children

To live the results,

Of a passion driven life

That is worth all the pain,

Life will have its challenges

But the beauty remains.


Children learn through experience

And quality time,

So don’t wait one more day

To implement the BayneBook rhymes


They are not children stories

They are more like mental gifts,

Created to support brain development

And give youth confidence a lift.


Let’s conquer teen suicide

And low self-esteem,

Our children depend on us

To break through the mainstream.  


BayneBooks: Because our children deserve to know how magnificent they are



A Mother's Intention: For My Love To Show

For My Love To Show



I don’t mean to tell you what to do

Or say “no” too many times,

I don’t mean to raise my voice

Or read too much between the lines.


I don’t mean to say the wrong thing

Or lose my patience when we are late,

I don’t mean to seem frustrated

When you don’t eat what’s on your plate.


I don’t mean to rush you

When you are putting on your shoes,

I am sorry for all those moments

It feels like you don’t get to choose.


I don’t mean to be stern with you

When I lose you from my sight,

I don’t mean to keep you

From shining your own light.


I just want to do the right thing

And be the best for you,

And sometimes I don’t do things

In the way that I mean to.


What I really mean to do

Is to demonstrate my love,

In my thoughts and my intentions

You are all that I think of.


What I mean to do is to protect you

From any foreseeable harm,

What I mean to do is bring you happiness

When you seem to be alarmed.


What I mean to show you is how blessed I feel

That the universe brought you to me,

All I want is to give you the world

And help you grow into the person you will be.


What I mean to do in every moment

Is to love you as best as I can,

I will always be here for you

Cheering from the stands.


Dear child, as your mother,

I just want you to know,

There is nothing I want more

Than for my love to show.


Share, tag and post to appreciate all the Mothers in this world <3 

Bayne Books Beginning


BayneBooks started

as a simple dream,

to conquer insecurity

and build up self-esteem.


As the passion project developed

it turned into something more,

from a dream into a mission

for the world to explore!


The messages in each book

are real-life strategies and tools,

to use together in the home

as well as classrooms in our schools.


Each book is just one strategy

to read and then apply,

the strategies have been formulated

to ensure self-confidence builds high.


The strategies support child development

in becoming emotionally fit and strong,  

by teaching the most effective coping skills

that will stay with youth lifelong.


The poetic and entertaining format

supports word recognition too,

the built-in, repetitive flow

supports cognitive breakthroughs.


These books are more than life lessons,

they are forgotten truths.

They are resources for adults

 to pass down to our youth.


BayneBooks are meant to be read daily

and as you do you will come to see,

how your brain programming can be rewired

and, negative thought patterns, you’ll break free.


Life is a series of discoveries

 Life is supposed to be so much fun,

so, let’s get back to what really matters

your journey with Baynebooks has now begun!


These books will create experiences

with those you share with and explore,

take these messages with you in your interactions

and you’ll make inside jokes galore


I am so excited

to share with you BayneBooks

I know that when you read them

 you will be hooked!