Author: Ben Laney


This planet needs
More people like you
Someone who cares
About love and truth
See that you
Don't follow the crowd
To be heard
You don't have to shout

Your eyes are open
Your heart is clear
Your dreams are something
Precious and dear
Share your vision
With everyone
I'm sure there are many
Souls you will touch

Oh, oh...Jaybo
Stand and let
Your brightness show
Oh, oh...Jaybo
Take all the best...
Let the rest go
Oh, oh...Jaybo

------- Author's Notes -------

This one is dedicated to my son, Jamin, whom I love very much. It is best read with a reggie beat right in the center of your brain, I think!


Comments on this poem/writing:

Enchantress ( -- Monday, September 1 2003, 04:07 pm


I relly liked it mon! LOL, I loved this poem, and it's so true. It's all gotta be the loveliness that comes from within. Nice Work! One question, how did you come to name it "Jaybo". Thanx!
Ben ( -- Monday, September 1 2003, 05:18 pm

Enchantress, thank you for

Enchantress, thank you for your very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiccce!
comment! Ha! Ha! In answer to your question, "Jaybo" is an endearing nickname I came up with for my beautiful boy and it somehow inspired me to write a little REGGAE tune for him. Even though I am not Jamaican, it came out okay! I am relly so happy that you like it, mon! Again, thank you SO much for your encouraging words!
Megan ( -- Tuesday, September 2 2003, 01:42 am

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I really enjoyed it. Your son must be a wonderful person , sounds like somebody I'd like to know. Good job at expressing him.
Ben ( -- Tuesday, September 2 2003, 11:07 pm

Thank you, Megan for....

Thank you, Megan, for your encouraging comments on Jaybo, and on Only September as well! Yes, I think you'd like "Jaybo", a lot of people really do. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up, but he says I won't have to call him "Professor". Ha! Ha! Haaa! Yeah, I guess I'll let him live! Ha! Ha! Haaaaa! Thanks again, I do appreciate your kind words!
Terrie* ( -- Friday, September 12 2003, 11:50 pm

My how Jamin has grown....since...

Ben, such a beautiful way to describe Jamin...i sure would love to see him has been a long time....thanx for sharing this w/us Terrie
Ben ( -- Monday, September 15 2003, 03:36 am

Thank you Terrie*, yes he......

Thank you, Terrie*! Yeah, he must have been drinking some of that miracle grow while I wasn't looking!! I am glad you like his "Reggae song" I wrote for him. I appreciate your comments VERY much!
Terrie* ( -- Monday, September 15 2003, 03:55 pm


ya see, ay ya yay...i knew it..i knew it.... i told ya it wasn't save to leave the kids alone for that short time :)no wonder they were
Leah ( -- Friday, September 19 2003, 07:54 am


youve touched alot of souls already sharing your precious poems with the world...thank you
Dylan ( -- Wednesday, November 26 2003, 10:41 pm

So Funny

Dad, you're crackin' me up! This is embarrassing, I'm sitting at work, which is a big fancy place, just laughin' my booty off! Your comments and your poems are just too much! Ha ha haaaaaaaa!!!
Ben Laney ( -- Tuesday, July 20 2004, 10:17 pm

Dylan, laughing your BOO-TAY off...

Dylan, laughing your BOO-TAY off in a fancy place while reading my writing makes me laugh my BOO-TAY off while reading your comment. Haa! Haaa! Thank you sooo much for your funny words, I really do appreciate them, and I am glad to know I make you laugh! Love, Dad
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