Happy Birthday to Stitched Smile Publications!!!

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Greetings! We’ve made it to 2017, and as Stitched Smile Publications is about to have a birthday celebration, I thought I’d compose a little birthday ditty … Happy New Year to all!!!

The doctor’s fingers pulled the thread;
The needle wove within-
Endangered species of the dead
Evoked a wicked grin-
He stitched a smile of devilry
Upon the donor’s face-
Eternal in its revelry
Beyond all time and space-
The doctor let the lever fly
Electric flow around-
The creature opened up an eye,
And offering a sound
Began to speak as best it could-
The birthday had begun.
The mumbled pattern understood,
He rose to be someone …

James Matthew Byers resides in Wellington, Alabama with his wife, kids, a dog named after an elf, and two tortoises. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master’s in 2010. His epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, is out now from Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. He also has a short story featured in their upcoming release, Unleashed: Monsters Vs. Zombies. Recently, two of his poems won Prose’s weekly challenge.

Find James Matthew Byers at:
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MattByers40
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Mattbyers40/
Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/JamesMatthewByers
Wordpress: http://jamesmatthewbyers.wordpress.com
Prose: https://theprose.com/JamesMByers

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