Children’s Story: Eyes Wide Open or Eyes Shut Tight, Just Dream!

Here is a link to one of my other children’s stories.  I wrote this to inspire my children to always remember to dream.  Think big!  Whether you dream with your eyes wide open or shut tight – always remember to allow it to take you places!  Hope you and your children (or your inner child) enjoy it 🙂




Thanks!  Sumyanna


I Have a New Blog

I have been working hard this year on my writing, but I know I haven’t been as present as I need to be on my blog.  Sorry.  Life is a work in progress.  So, when I started out here – I was working mostly on children’s poetry.  Over time, I have developed to write in a completely different style and I also love focusing my energy on photography and sometimes (gasp) art when the need arises.


So, I started this blog specifically to share my children’s poems and then outgrew my image (at least in my own mind).  I still write children’s stories and poems, but I find that most people follow me for what I spend most of my time doing – the photography and adult poetry (do not read XXX into this, okay?) I did not know what specifically to call it 🙂  If that’s what you were looking for, you’ve definitely come to the wrong place…


Anyway – with growth comes change.  I have decided to move the works I currently have been working on to my new blog:


Sumyanna Writes 


If you have enjoyed what I share here, please feel free to join me there.  You will find what I have here, and lots more on that blog.  I intend to share both my photography and poetry.  I have been writing quite a lot this year, but have not had the opportunity to post them on my blog.  I am hoping this will change.  As life gets busier, it is nice to know I can keep everything in one place.  I truly would appreciate your support.


I am not intending to go completely away from this blog – but hope to use it to promote my writing for children more on this site.  I hope you don’t mind the changes or the dust as I try to fix things up.  I am completely dedicated to this blog but just have felt (more and more over time) that my focus was not the perfect fit for this blog.


Thank your for your kindness and support.  I hope to see you on the new blog.  Either way, I have truly enjoyed this journey with you and hope it may continue.  I am hoping to make this new blog (and this old one as well) sing more than it has in the past.


~ Sumyanna



Humans Should Come With Owner’s Manuals – A Humorous Story

A while back, I wrote an adorable story on StoryBird about a cat that is just clueless when it comes to his owner. Try as he might, he just cannot get things right. If you like humorous stories, this is for you – no age limit required.

If you are interested, just click on the link below to see what all the fuss is about. I’m pretty sure you will like it.

Humans Should Come with Owner’s Manuals

~ Sumyanna

My Thoughts are with a Summer’s Day

My thoughts are with
A summer’s day
Where sunlight
Barely peeks across the sky
In silence
She spreads
Her wings to fly
Across horizon
Down the vale
And lights its path
Upon fields of white daisy
They raise their weary heads
Shake off sleep
And reach
For the warmth
Of summer sun
The day has just begun.

She spreads her wings to fly
Across the mountain peaks
Where aspens sleep
Pale white soldiers
Stand at attention
And their slender limbs
Reach for her beauty
They seek
The  summer sun
The day has just begun.

She spreads her wings to fly
And streaks of sunlight
Fall through parted curtain
House cat smiles within
Circles, then turns
To plop –
In sun’s embrace
And sleeps a gentle sleep
Dreams of chasing mice
Internal motor running
And the day has just begun
Beneath the summer sun.

© Sumyanna 2016