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Today, I am doing a little something different. Today, this post, this identity poem, has been written by my 9 year old son. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on what you see in your own name? What do you identify with? What comes from your center? From your soul? Who do you see as you? And then share. I would love to hear... or read what comes to mind.

I hope you enjoy his poem as much as I did.


My name is Finley

My parents chose this name

Because they thought it was

A name I could grow into

And because they both liked it.

My name means fair haired warrior/hero

My hair is the color of a squirrel's tail

My eyes are the color of ocean waves

My feelings always change like the tide

I'm from Santa Monica, 9th Street

I'm a son of a man who works on a computer

And a mother who writes

No wonder I know how to create stories

I'm a kid named Finley

I have lots of friends

I am a warrior.

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Jun 03, 2022

Finley, I love this poem - especially the line," my feelings change like the tide"

You are most definitely a talented writer and I'm quite sure in other fields too.

I am looking forward to hearing more from you.

Oh fair, haired warrior!


Josie L James
Josie L James
Jun 10, 2022
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Thank you Caroline! I am so grateful to have you as part of our community. We have grown so close while the world was separating. Your support means more than I can ever say. Big hugs from the fair haired warrior and his mom. 😉


Dear Finley,

What a charming young warrior you have grown into! I know you look a lot like your Dad (from the pictures I see) and you've definitely inherited your Mom's storytelling talent. You are, indeed, a hero!


"Aunt" Leila

Josie L James
Josie L James
Jun 10, 2022
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Thank you Aunt Leila for your continued love and support. It means the world! We love you!!

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