My dear friends, these words go out to all of you who have so generously shared with me your time and opinions, and have made me welcome here, in this space. I am a very new writer, but I have had the absolute pleasure of reading so many brilliant creations by all of you. They were a delight and your art makes me well-nigh speechless. I thank you all for your kind words and look forward to continuing our friendship, through our future endeavours. Thank you all! 🙂
Sometimes there is nothing in my head
I wonder what to write
Then I wander over to read
The words of my friends
Those wonderful people, poets, raconteurs all;
My mindscape brightens
Flung into vats and vials
Pensieves and mirrors
Full to the brim with
Memories, feelings, moments in time
Barrels worth of lived experiences
What a delightful metaphor for life!
Each war and peace, every calm and strife,
Every piece of creation on the edge of a knife
Fought, conquered and laid out
For the world to see
What inspiring bravery!
These my teachers are,
Guides, friends, mentors from afar.
If feelings were notes
Perhaps I could better show
How high you raise me
When I’ve been low
But words come easier to me than speech
And music is still a language;
So, bewildered by appreciation, I raise
These words to you, in toast, and praise.
© Ruth P. – 2016
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