Today’s Member Monday is a contribution from Marie A. Warner. This is a poem that Marie read at our latest Read Around.
Time with a Pen
Sitting down to collect my thoughts,
To draw out what otherwise I would have not.
Always going…thinking of the next thing to do,
My mind always buzzing but to what end I can’t construe.
Weighing out what matters at this stage of life,
Knowing what cleanses me from layers of strife.
Enjoying the discovery that words are a friend,
One that will be with me until the end.
To collect them on the page gives me such relief,
It helps my day move forward with a new belief.
One I wouldn’t have ever known if I had not sat down,
And given my pen some time to move around.
Written in Redding, CA 9/16
Copyright ©2016 Marie A. Warner all Rights Reserved
Thank you for this thoughtful poem. Marie expresses my relationship with pen, words and paper so beautifully! Vicki Nelson