Choose a gift not chosen
His is taken from the frozen
Rite from lore of old
Is taken from a place of gold
So real was he at one time
Though what remains is known in rhyme
Or illustrated in the book
Please, new children, take a look
His name, my name
Ever real—that’s the game
Real person, character’s glance
Rarely remembered in the chance
Over anyone reading like a stone
Beyond looking beyond the bone
In finding out he’s real, man
Named in life, in tales ran
As his father can
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
October 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm
Most interesting and the reference to Christopher Robin is fun! Good job!
October 8, 2015 at 11:58 am
Great poem!!!! That was really good!!! 😀
October 8, 2015 at 11:59 pm
Outstanding. I am a snob, and I mean it! I have never followed anyone and don’t know how. How do I follow you?
October 9, 2015 at 2:13 am
Hi, I’m happy about the mutual follows. If I go to your WordPress page, I get a note that says I’m following you. So I’m guessing if you go to my WordPress page (it has “clcouch123” at the top, the image of the road passing through trees, and a note about talking under the name), then you can do the follow there. If should pop up as an option as you mouse over the page or appear in one of the scroll-down menus. I was able to do it and am just feeling my way through WordPress now, so I’m thinking it can’t be too hard. But if you have trouble, please let me know. Thanks!
October 9, 2015 at 12:05 am
Thank you so much. I’ve been enjoying your work.