Restless soul 💤 | #Poem

My mind is always seeking peace
Yet my soul never seems to sleep
Not even a wink
It constantly speaks
To give me nothing but grief
That makes me think
When I should be fast asleep 
Else counting sheep

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The black coffee mug

Sitting here in the back row
Watching and waiting as events unfold 
Anticipating the wild stories yet to be told
Wondering if the cup is growing mold

The thought of smelling a cup
That everyone’s already touched
Triggers a compulsive tinge of disgust 
But who am I to put up a fuss

Live show & tell writing prompt while at the California Writers’s club meeting. 

The Long Haul

You can’t be in it just for a day
Your heart needs to be committed to stay
Knowing that there’ll be barriers along the way
To overcome by being honest – mean what you say

Now listen to what isn’t being said
I want you to get it all out of your head
Our words are meant to be shared, spoken and read
So give yourself the permission needed to move ahead

Hunker down it’ll be a long haul
Don’t be afraid I’ll catch you if you fall
Always remember that you’ll never please them all
It’s up to you now, there’s no time left to waste or stall

 


Prompt from Saturday (thanks Judy!) and for my friends over at the IECWC.