The Storycatcher


If you like to dance or fly,
take a seat by my side.
If you like to dream or play,
Come. Open up your ears today.

I have caught a story
that’s itching to be free.
I have caught a story,
so now, it belongs to me!

Maybe it is magic
or maybe it’s really true.
How do you catch a story?
Well, that is up to you.

Do you have a pocket?
a hat? or sock or shoe?
If you’re in your pjs, then,
your ears will have to do!

© 2007 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)

I call myself “the storycatcher” because I wanted a fun stage name for when I volunteer to read aloud to children.  I wrote this poem in the style of Shel Silverstein whose poems are among the best and most fun for children (in my opinion).  How he performs them is wonderful, too.

I thought it would be fun to post today in honor of poem in your pocket day.  DSH


Reaching Out

I want to meet you.

I want to reach out to you.

My happiness skyrockets whenever  I can help anyone (myself included) to live well: healthy, wealthy, and wise.

I’ve always felt a strong interconnection with people.   I watch as one person will actually change the trajectory of another like a Sun or Black Hole causes a warp in the space/time fabric.  It is like us.  I feel part of it and want to share my experience with you and what I’ve learned.  I also want to learn from you and benefit from all you know, if you will share.

This is my attempt to do just that–to share.  I’m taking a step into the wide world with faith that there are so many friends there I can’t wait to meet.  With faith that you or someone you know might enjoy or benefit from association with a new friend.

If there is anything I want, it is that we can live well together.  I’m a wall breaker, and a bridge builder.  I love harmony and cooperation, but do not want to be coercive.  I respect your right to choose who you are and your world view.