Poem Inspiration for the Day

Just a little poem to inspire you for the day. As much as I love writing my own poetry, it’s great to read others’ too! There’s so many talented writers with their own unique voices. I surely enjoy reading them.

Here’s “If I Had Known” by Mary Carolyn Davies:

If I had known what troubles you were bearing;

What griefs were in the silence of your face;

I would have been more gentle, and more caring,

And tried to give you gladness for a space.

I would have brought more warmth into the place,

If I had known.

If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;

(Why do we never try to understand?)

I would have lent a little friendship to you,

And slipped my hand within your hand,

And made your stay more pleasant in the land,

If I had known.



Home feels like

A quiet Sunday morning

The concrete after a rainy day

The hope in your heart

When opportunity strikes you

And nothing ever feels quite the same

It is the essence of Life

The very substrate!

It is the soft under belly

Of the old stray

Who gazes at you

And strides your way

Her very presence

Blessing upon your day

Home is a sort of melting

A softening of the heart

Something you keep within you

Even when your world falls apart

Home is the mountain

You climb to the tippy top

The cry of victory

The sweetness of success!

Home is a place

A feeling

A state

Home is always one call away

When the body is weary and tired of what seems like an endless search

Home beckons forth

When you need it most

Old Lovers

A feeling of longing

Of a love not met

When two lives

Just don’t


To intersect

When the days drag on

And you miss all the steps

Of your old favorite song

That now sounds like regret

When your best friend becomes a stranger

When they walk


When good times

Turn to old times

That will always be ingrained

In your mind,


No matter how much you try to escape

Nothing could ever

Take their place

I Am Not Alone

I sit by myself outside the cafe.

Writing in a journal.

Thinking of rhymes to say.

Yet I am not alone.

Even though it looks that way.

I sit by myself.

Outside the cafe.

Writing in a journal.

Gazing at a bird.

Hopping on its legs.

I look up at the sky.

“It’s beautifully sunny today.”

Yet I am not alone.

Although it looks that way.

I am with the bird.

The sky.
And something I can’t quite see.
I am with Life in every single way.
I am the stranger politely walking past me.
I am the barista impatiently tapping her feet.
I am everything and everyone.
I am connected to all of Life.
I am not alone.