Our Beloved Ringleader

Visit Readful Things
Where this impish angel sits
Directing the circus
As our humble Queen
Creating games and mischief
Keeping spirits high
And teasing those held dear
With smiles and fun in mind

I owe her much
For her support and care
As many others do
My best and dearest friend
A wordsmith and a muse
Please raise a glass of what you wish
To make her blush and squirm
As we thank her for all she does

Thank you, Ionia, for everything you’ve done for me and every other author that has been blessed to cross your path.

And since I couldn’t fit it into the poem:

Japanese Flying Squirrels

Japanese Flying Squirrels

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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79 Responses to Our Beloved Ringleader

  1. Dean says:

    Reblogged this on Dean'z Doodlez and commented:
    We love you Ionia!


  2. What a lovely tribute Charles! And you are right, Ionia is amazing!


  3. ioniamartin says:

    Even after I picked on you all day:) awe. Tears.


  4. ioniamartin says:

    Reblogged this on readful things blog and commented:

    Sometimes I’m just amazed.


  5. sknicholls says:

    Again Charles…astoundingly creative. You had such a delightful subject to work with on this one. I owe her also. She has been supportive to me when I couldn’t stand alone.


  6. Hear hear!!! The like button is playing games with me again – I must admit I think you are right that it doesn’t like me – but I will persist in any case because I very much like your poem, and very, very, very much like the source of its inspiration!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  7. The squirrels say it all…


  8. Oh, I love this! How perfect! Ionia, it is true! You are one awesome lady!
    (You’re pretty cool, too, Charles.)


  9. Ellespeth says:

    Raising my glass of hibisucus sugar free whatever.


  10. Here here!! Wonderful poem, Charles, and so true!


  11. ioniamartin says:

    Also, may i say, excellent song choice. One of my favourites of all time, next to badass.


  12. kingmidget says:

    Didn’t read all of the comments, but do you realize what you’ve done? This is going to her head, straight to the ego center. She’s going to start believing she is as great as she really is. Oh, wait, that probably didn’t help either. Yes, Ionia is pretty incredible. Her support has meant a lot to me in the last few weeks.


  13. melissajanda says:

    What a sweet poem, Charles. If you think it will soften her up a bit, maybe she’ll pick on you a little less…not gonna happen, buddy. It’s just way to much fun for her and all the rest of us at the party. Here’s to the Queen of the Blogosphere! {raises glass}


  14. 1WriteWay says:

    Beautiful poem. Beautiful subject. You both are wonderful people.


  15. 1WriteWay says:

    Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    A lovely tribute to the Queen of our hearts: Ionia.


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