I want to extend a warm welcome to this poem home.
Enjoy your visit and I hope this will be a source of inspiration and encouragement.
Some of my roles include that of mother, grandmother and kindergarten educator (ret.).
Having composed songs for young children throughout my 27 years in the classroom,
I moved more into poetry following that period.
Please feel welcome to share these offerings with others as well.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Peace in the Key of E

Monday, July 20, 2015

Be a Sunflower

Monday, November 10, 2014


Friday, September 13, 2013


Blessings be to ones who know,
the ones who keep the inner glow.

Always faithful, always true, 
never fading, coming through.

Knowing well that power fades,
fumbles, bumbles in charades.

Being there with open hearts,
finding ways for new, fresh starts.

Margery Layton

Thursday, September 12, 2013


A tried, true friend's
a warming trend
that sparkles all the way.

A tried, true friend's 
a special blend
in night and newborn day.

Margery Layton


The glow we know
is brighter than the softest snow.

It warms and sings
on gentle wings
while continuing to grow!

Margery Layton


When there are harmonious accords,
they contain their own rewards.

Manipulations go astray,
wandering and tangling every way.

Play it straight
and play it true.
That's the way to see it through!

Margery Layton