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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – Lunchbox Love Note

As it is Mother’s Day tomorrow here in the UK, I thought it would be a good idea to team our Saturday Poetry theme with an appropriate poem. This one entitled, Lunchbox Love Note by Kenn Nesbitt seemed to fit the bill perfectly. It is a sweet poem about a young boy who discovers a heart shaped note in his lunchbox and ponders whether he may have a secret admirer or two. When he finally opens the note, after great suspense, he discovers the note is from his mother, just saying ‘I love you’. Having slipped many a note, with those exact words into my children’s lunchboxes when they were little, it warmed me, I am sure it probably embarrassed them and I hope it wasn’t a disappointment. Enjoy.

Source: The Poetry Foundation

I hope you enjoy this, I have matched @libredlinfamie’s image with this poem, it represents to me all the directions we, as mothers feel outselves pulled in at times. You can follow her on Instagram here.

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Lunchbox Love Note by Kenn Nesbitt

Inside my lunch

to my surprise

a perfect heart-shaped

love note lies.


The outside says,

“Will you be mine?”

and, “Will you be

my valentine?”


I take it out

and wonder who

would want to tell me

“I love you.”


Perhaps a girl

who’s much too shy

to hand it to me

eye to eye.


Or maybe it

was sweetly penned

in private by

a secret friend


Who found my lunchbox

sitting by

and slid the note in

on the sly.


Oh, I’d be thrilled

if it were Jo,

the cute one in

the second row.


Or could it be

from Jennifer?

Has she found out

I’m sweet on her?


My mind’s abuzz,

my shoulders tense.

I need no more

of this suspense.


My stomach lurching

in my throat,

I open up

my little note.


Then wham! as if

it were a bomb,

inside it reads,

“I love you—Mom.”

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]