Bibo by Abbie Johnson Taylor #PoetryPlace #WordPressWednesday


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 what I had was a book of religious material. As I grew older, I learned that some people find solace in the Bible such as Andy found in his Bibo.

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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3 Responses to Bibo by Abbie Johnson Taylor #PoetryPlace #WordPressWednesday

  1. Thank you, Patty, for publishing this. I’ll re-blog it soon.


  2. Reblogged this on My Corner and commented:
    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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