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August has come and my spell has worn its time.

 All the days, all the hours; her hand was slipping from mine.

 When she stumbled. When she worried. When she needed someone to fight the monsters under the bed.

 I was the hand. I was the heart. I was the fire. All the time. All the hours.

 She was looking up. I was looking in and now August has come to take its claim.

 So swiftly. So briskly, I can hardly breathe.

 She is my North, my South, my West, my East.

 Stop the wind.

 Stop the time.

 Bring back that sweet baby of mine.




August has come and it’s time to spread my wings.

 All the days, all the hours: her hand is always in mine.

 When I stumble. When I worry. When I need someone to fight the monsters under the bed.

 She is the hand. She is the heart. She is the fire. Mother of mine; all the hours.

 I look up. She is always looking in and because of her strength August can take its claim.

 So swiftly. So briskly, I can hardly wait.

 I’ll face the North, the South, the West and East.

 She is my wind.

 She is with me all the time.

I’m forever your baby, sweet mommy of mine.

Courtney is the author of the award-winning Gnat & Corky Series available on Amazon & Barnes and Noble.

Leave It on the Dance Floor

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Get out there. Shake it.

Sweat. Get drenched.

Flip your head back and forth.

Kick off your shoes and dirty up those pristine socks.

Get filthy.

Shake the foundation.

Rock it to your core.

Tear your dress.

Break your zipper.

Lose yourself.

Steal the microphone.

Shatter the disco ball.

Cut the room in half.

Break that fancy glass.

Lose it.

Spill it all out.

Shine you beautiful thing.

Leave it on the dance floor.

Give it all you’ve got.

One spin.

One life.

Your song is playing…

Courtney is the author of the Gnat & Corky Series a 16-book series illustrated by Natalie Sorrentino and published by Orange Hat Publishing. Gnat & Corky books are available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The stories are universal and based on the spirit of real kids.