The Children’s Back Yard Museum of Art

Children are the truest arbiters of art.
Finding beauty in the unlikeliest things:
A bottle cap, a rusted auto part.
Metal washers, broken glass, cigar rings

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Meet the Contributors

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Levesque (staff 2019-present) was not planning on creating a new magazine, but when God puts something on your heart, you do it. And she’s super excited about it too! Sarah has been a reader since before she can remember, a writer since age 6, an editor since age 12, and a magazine-worker since […]

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The Song of the Rotor-Tiller

Today we harvest broken bits of glass
Fragments of old toys, bit of aluminum
A Sylvania flash cube still intact
From a picture taken decades ago

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Paying the Electric Bill to a Tattooed Arm

Through the glass one can see a slender arm
And a shift in the light shows it to be
All splotchy in decaying reds, greens, and blues
Seemingly covered in a tropical blight
The window slides open to a beautiful smile…

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Spring 2022: The Virtue of Temperance

Join us as we explore Temperance, with sides of Charity, Meekness and Forgiveness! Inside you’ll find a various thoughts on Temperance as well as a new ending to an old Greek myth, a review of a comic series and more. We are also introducing a contest… check it out!

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When the Ambulance Arrived

So there you were with a tube in your arm
And a crossword puzzle and pen in your hands
And a lovely view of a sunlit roof
With windblown debris whipping between the vents

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The BeeGees, Duck Dynasty, and Jesus

Garage-sale-blocked again, the one-lane road 
Hosts cars on both sides, and oxygened-men 
Defiantly aluminum-caning the middle 
In their Quixotic quest for eternal youth

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Assorted Broken Saints

After doing some time in this fallen world
We all are broken, and missing a few of our parts
Having lost some hopes and strengths along the way
But we keep chooglin’ along, making it work

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Palm Sunday without Air-Raid Warnings

Palm Sunday is easy for the rest of us
A procession with palms from the parking lot
Praising God through an asphalt Jerusalem
A Subaru on His right hand, a Dodge on His left

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To Ask to be Exempt Would be Unreasonable

We all have lists of absent friends 
Who were with us one week and Covid the next 
With unfinished stories and little jokes 
We meant to tell each other the next time we met

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Katrina Down in Evermore

Katrina Lawson made her way down into the inner workings of the City of Evermore. Since she had been proclaimed an “elf-friend” and given a key that would let her pass any doorway into the hidden city, she had come down to them many times, in special pursuit of her friend Eardwulf.

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We All Dream of Our Own Library Someday

We all dream of our own library someday
Shelf after shelf of finely bound editions
An oak-paneled room with a stone fireplace
And French windows that open to the sea

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Select All Images with Traffic Lights

When the ink on his Gospel had barely dried
Saint Matthew was interrupted by angelic sights
And then to him a Voice from Heaven cried:
“Select all images with traffic lights!”

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Shifting the Clockfoolery Forward

This is the day we search out all the clocks:
Two in the den (in which no animals live)
One in the kitchen above the dishy sink…

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Covid Memory Gaps

A child in the second grade might be missing this part of his development: he doesn’t remember a time when there weren’t face masks and nervous and sometimes angry discussions about Covid, immunizations, symptoms, isolation, and what’s not available at the grocery store this week.

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I Grew Up In Mayberry

I passed two men who were building a fence
With hands and tools and strength and uncommon sense…

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Geographically Speaking

Sweet little bunnies browse and squirrels climb
And tiny mice and fairies give delight
To all the little ones of Newfoundland
Who visit Peter Pan in Bowring Park

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A Question I Must Ask of Myself

The question is asked: What good shall I do today?
It is a fair question. I don’t know who asked it first
But this morning the only importance
Is that I ask this question of myself

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TAB Cola

This week we read that TAB Cola will no longer be manufactured. This comes as a surprise to most of us, who didn’t know it still existed. TAB Cola, a product of the Coca-Cola company, dates back to ye olden days of the IBM Selectric Typewriter and Sears…

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Worship at the Super Bowl

There are few crimes more likely to drive a man
A man, a sensitive man, a thinking man
To existential despair

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