Turn on a light

To the granddads, surrogates, foster and adoptives who take on the job of growing up people whose parents wouldn’t. Or couldn’t.

To those who’ve suffered, or stood beside a sufferer of, anxiety, panic, or night terrors.

To those with monsters in the closet, under the bed, or whispering deep in their hearts.

Shane Koyscan may be the greatest poet of my life.







  1. Michael T. said,

    December 16, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Finally got around to watching this…WOW!

    • MandyK said,

      December 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      I know. He is really an amazing poet, and performer.

      • Michael T. said,

        December 22, 2013 at 6:47 am

        I’m kinda glad you have not posted for awhile. 😉 I check a couple times a day, at least, and everytime I see that title, Turn On a Light, it makes me smile.

      • Eric M. said,

        December 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

        Forget what Mike said, nobody else is glad that you aren’t writing. Back to work!

      • Michael T. said,

        December 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

        Well, that did the trick. Now we know Mandy responds to the crack of the whip.

      • MandyK said,

        December 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

        I hate to disappoint 😉

  2. Michael T. said,

    December 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I laughed, I cried, I was mesmerized. His Granddad was a truly special person. Sure glad Shane has the gift to tell his story.

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