Poems/songs I wrote: Bio Ballads in Verse for Better or Worse

             Circa 1958: 11 of my parents' ultimately 14 children(I'm age 12, middle row, 2nd to left) Bio Ballad in Verse for Better or Worseby Stephany Spencer-LeBaronI was born some time agoWay out in the sticksIn Mexico’s Rocky Mountain RangeIn 1946.Then raised in Mormon Fundy cultsWhere self-righteous hicksThought sinfulWith the…

Poem I wrote: The Sands of My Hourglass

The Sands of My HourglassBy Stephany Spencer-LeBaron The Sands of My HourglassThe sands of time Are running Through my hourglass, Telling me I don't have much time left; They're taking away my time As quickly as hands on a clock. I can't get the speed to stop, Neither my heart going tick-tockLike raindrops On the…

Part 19-C: Esther LeBaron- McDonald-Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

MY MEMOIR Esther LeBaron-McDonald-Spencer, Me and More Perils of PolygamyPart 19-C  Nearly all men can stand adversity,But if you want to test a man's character, Give him power. Abraham Lincoln MY MEMOIR Esther LeBaron-McDonald-Spencer  Me and More Perils of PolygamyPart 19-C COUSIN HOMER'S KISS In Cousin Homer's kissThere'd be no connubial bliss.Though my first kiss and first date,It was barely a kiss and hardly a date.But"Profit"of Evil…

Pt 19-B: Esther LeBaron Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy

MY MEMOIRPart 19-B Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer, Me, and More Perils of Polygamy The middle photo is the way I remember myUncle Ervil M. LeBaron in the 1960s A wise leader inspires and motivates, rather than intimidating and manipulating.Henry Ford Continuing where we left off in the previous blog,wherein my life was being hijacked in the name of…

Poem I wrote: Prose The New Poetry

Prose Is the New Poetry by Stephany Spencer-LeBaron Photo by Nu00f3ra Zahradnu00edk on Pexels.com "A poem is never finished."~~~~~~~~~~ PROSE IS THE NEW POETRYPart One Dearest Friend:Says Voltair, “To hold a pen is to be at war”And don't we know it If we are a modern poet.For today's fake poetsHave taken the lion's share: With pen in hand, And…

Part 19-A: Ma, Pa, Me, and Perils of Polygamy

MY MEMOIRPart 19-A Esther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer: Ma, Pa, Me,And the Perils of Polygamy No influence is so powerfulas the that of the mother. Sarah Josepha Hale Picking up from: MY MEMOIREsther LeBaron McDonald de Spencer:Ma 'n' PaPART 18 As I've bemoaned before, Mummsy couldn't live polygamy herself – at least not during her twenty-two years of marriage…

Pt 41-A–M: “More on” Mexico-LeBaron Madness

Pt 41-A:Esther LeBaron Spencer and"More on" LeBaron Madness My mother Esther LeBaron-McDonald Spencer "What lies behind usand what lies before usare tiny matters compared towhat lies within us."Ralph Waldo Emerson In "Parts 39--40-B:Esther LeBaron Spencer;Ma, Pa, Me, and Pitfalls of Polygamy,"I discussed issues of perfectionism in my grandparents Maud and Dayer LeBaron's family.But also of issue…

Pt 41-F: Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr and “More on” LeBaron Madness

Pt 41-F: Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr and "More on" LeBaron Madness Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr's son Ross LeBaron Jr with first wife Diana Leany *NOTE: An acquaintance sent the following interesting but old news clipping she found on Tumblr: "Ross Wesley LeBaron Sr's oldest son, Ross LeBaron Jr, famously has his own cult in which…