A Million to One

***Originally posted in lifeinthespectrum.com.

My daughter has been asking me to write a book that she could then illustrate. I have half a dozen book ideas bouncing around my brain, but poems feel more like her style. I’m looking forward to seeing the fun collection my little artist and I can create together. Here’s the first poem that I am comfortable sharing. These are aimed at kids, but there are winks for adults, too. I just started these today, so the artwork is still in progress. ☺️


Some people will tell you,

Don’t bother to start.

A million to one chance

That you’ll get the part.

Don’t waste your time writing.

Just put down that pen.

Don’t spend your years wishing

For dreams with no end.

Set free all of your hopes.

Just let each one go.

There’s no point in trying.

Stick with status quo.

But don’t you dare listen.

It’s your path to walk.

Their words have no power.

It’s only just talk.

Real magic can happen

If you join the dance,

‘Cause no matter the odds,

There’s always a chance!

– Jo Price

Never forget that impossible is not the same as improbable. Even the most unlikely of odds still means that it can happen. Aim for greatness and follow your dreams. Always. ❤️

***Originally posted in lifeinthespectrum.com.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. José María López
    Oct 01, 2018 @ 08:05:27

    Do you see? If you can create a beautiful poem you can also create a video. I would add a brief video of you and Hannah, kind of a very short documentary explaining how this project came to your minds.


  2. José María López
    Oct 01, 2018 @ 08:38:37

    Briefest is superlative, which means it is worthy of an award. 😉 Don´t forget me when you go to the Oscars.


  3. manyofus1980
    Oct 01, 2018 @ 20:23:56

    I love this!


  4. LA
    Oct 02, 2018 @ 05:27:19

    Beautiful jo!!


  5. Blueinkwriter
    Oct 04, 2018 @ 06:14:57

    You must give us a sneak preview when she’s finished some of her illustrations!


    • Jo Price
      Oct 04, 2018 @ 08:47:06

      Absolutely! I can’t wait to get clear versions of her drawings so I can post a few. She’s got the funniest eye. Her art looks like a funky love child of Shel Silverstein, Picasso, and Gary Larson. 😉


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