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Don't Leave

Why are you leaving God?
He never left you
and He won’t leave you

Why are you leaving God?
He’s right by your side
and He’ll see you through

Why are you leaving God?
What’s so important out there?
What’s the haste?

Why are you leaving God?
He’ll give you time
He’s giving you grace

Why are you leaving God?
The best friend you’ll ever have
and always will 

Why are you leaving God?
Don’t need anyone else
The “One” thing in life that’s real 
“Don’t Leave!



We wonder a lot
We wonder more about the future
Why is it, our make up
Is a ‘wonder’ and confuses us

Who we are
What we become
Deriving genetically –
the consequence, the outcome

of an eyebrow this way
a mustache like that
All a part of our makeup
Individually, but still, attaches

Linking one being to the other
Revealing who is the mother
Or a smile you noticed
when you looked a little further

the familiar traits that child has
like the one and only
Being that of the dad,
possibly unknown to him

T’is a puzzle whose pieces
Eventually fit together
Genetically speaking
Inherently, Forever!



Coffee inspires numerous ideas. Whether writing, reading, crafts or whatever is enjoyed during coffee-time, we want to help integrate creativity and revitalization. As you enjoy your brew, here is one of our many coffee-inspired products.


Coffee and Thee presents-

Hi. I'm PJ Payne and I can remember as a child how freshly brewed coffee started my mother's day and most of her evenings. It is reminiscent of calm and simplicity and has stayed with me ever since.  Now, as an adult, it is in these moments of peace that I am able to exhale, reflect and embrace the essence of my mind and spirit through words.

First thing in the morning before my day begins, I go to my special place of peace, perfect peace: My Coffee and Thee. No matter the environment, the aroma of coffee takes me to that corner of nostalgia. 

 With pen at hand and precious moments of serenity, I express innermost emotions and thoughts in short stories, poetry, and prose; some even sprinkled with my dry wit and humor. My concept: "There is a poem for every situation, prose for every circumstance and a card for every special day and special person." 


- PJ Payne

Mind Altering

Why is it that the mind

can play tricks
What is it that makes it
wonder and mix
What makes it change
every so often
Without you altering it
having no choices

It all of a sudden
has its own way
Without your permission,
without your say
Really doesn’t matter
any ole way
The mind is the mind
and doesn’t mind,
So hey,
What’s the use of thinking


Thank You

Did we ever thank you for what you've done
Did we ever thank you for what we've learned
Did we ever thank You for being there
When we are thinking no one cares

Did we ever thank you for hearing us
Yes, we want to thank you, it's a must
You've reminded us how wonderful life can be
We understand and thank you - how you teach

Did we ever thank you for loving us
Unconditionally, you see the best in us
Did we thank you for wiping the tears away
No need to cry, your whispers say

We want you to know where we're coming from
And why we thank you for what you've done
Saying this now and through Your grace...
Loving and Thanking You in every way


What Time Is It

See how time flies
and you can't understand why
the hours seem to go so fast
Take the time, see the way
our lives are so fast-paced
The 'little' things can become a big task

You can't put more on yourself

If you can't handle more

If time and monies are limited

don't open that door!

To the stress

To the struggle

To the mess,

hustle and bustle

Trying to please who?

Trying to do it by when?

This holiday season 

will come and go,

And what then??

 Relax and take a little time,
Just take a little time,
You can't do it on your own
No, God won’t leave you alone

So if you pray and stay,
and stay, and pray
just listen with an open heart...
After all this running you're doing, 
accomplishments are none
If you would only take time

to hear God