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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.

Just the One

Set aside some time today
To recognize someone
You may have a busy schedule
But the reward is next none

You’ll never know who needs a hug
Or just simply a smile
A small gift, or a thank you
Could go an extra mile

That brightens as well as enlightens
An otherwise day of gloom
Compassion giving satisfaction

To someone in the room


©PJPayne  


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*Books*

Inspired Writings


About the Author


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."

 

Blessings,

~PJ Payne

Trust


You think you have friends
You think you have mates
You think they’ve got your back
When what they do is just hate
You give ‘em your all
The best you’ve got
And what you get back is
A lesson in 'Hard Knocks'

Whom can you trust?
Is there anyone?
Whom can you trust?
No one- zilch, none?
Why is it like that?
Can people just be true?
Why not just be real?
Not conniving with you
Snooping behind your back
Searching for the worst
In your innocence, finding fault
Looking…seeking to lurk
Seeing how they can tarnish
Smear and taint your name
And you’re innocent of such injustice

Deceit- it’s such a shame


©PJPayne  



Dilly-Dally


Idyllically, we think 
things can wait 
Is it not why 
we hesitate?
To do today 
what we should do
Hoping tomorrow 
we will come through
But we put it off
again and again
This never-ending cycle 
we put off to begin

Like clockwork, it comes! 
Tomorrow is here
We dally, making excuses
Saying the next day we will
Then we PANIC
get up to do today
Duties we should’ve done
day before yesterday
…and have done none.

©PJPayne  



The Cover


It stands to reason that
if you need relief
from the downs you've withstood
you must first look up to
focus on the good
Find that strength
you once had
And never look down again

But at times you wonder ...
How is it that
something that is
so bad for you
could feel so good
And that which
is good for you
hurts so bad?
Remember
There are many disguises
to fulfill the carnal
You must discern what is good
He has given the armor

...that covers you


©PJPayne  


Fall


Once upon a time
I had an opportunity
To leave one terrain
And to another, enter
And I saw leaves...

And then I saw
Saw the beauty of the trees
And then I saw
Saw the bend in their knees
And then I saw
Saw the wind rustle a breeze
And then I saw
Saw the opportunity to feel free
The time of the year
felt refreshing
from the heat
and the oppression
Shedding a coat
of laden weight
As top-heavy trees
fall prey to a break
from a once
scorching hot sun
Leaving a branch
or two that hung
Providing shed
to the wanderer
And cool comfort
to the slumbered
Taking care
not to let fall
Too soon, brown leaves
that make the call
…Autumn
 

©PJPayne  


The Fill


One's life may be full
Of a lot of tangible possessions
But the void that needs fulfilling
Goes beyond worldly obsessions
It's a quality that's

Unnoticed by the naked eye
It trickles down to your heart
Cause it’s felt by others inside

It’s so easy sometimes in life
To feel you’re all alone
To think no one cares
So you feel so forlorn

I thank God for  personalities
Exuding joy and compassion
Healing through encouraging words
Much less, expressed in actions

See the road a man travels
May be full of bumps and hills
Be glad in knowing there's someone
Whose heart instinctively feels
...your pain


©PJPayne  



 *More Inspirational  Writing*

Coffee and Thee presents-

Drip-Drop

Tears- they have a way
and a mind of their own
They well-up and pour out
whether you’re away or at home

Tears- you can’t stop ’em
Gotta let ‘em flow
You portray a façade
but the tears, they show
the REAL you
from the inside out
The pain, the sadness
what you’re all about
 
And at the end…
when there are no more tears
There’s a cleansing spirit
Refreshing, sincere 
'Till the next time and
You can’t control it
Tears again…
“Wouldn’t you know it?” 

©PJPayne   


Presence 

You like being unknown
Unnoticed 
Working behind the scenes
Hidden from all the hype
Though most of the time
You get thrown ‘out front’
Because you're zealous
Full of life

Exuberant
Pumped up
On a natural high
From the inside out
Not liquor enticed
Nor drugs of hype
Energy pills
Or the coffee you feel
Maybe genetically real
And Jesus instilled


Whatever the case
You just can’t hide
Maybe sight-unseen
But your 'works' decide
…your life

©PJPayne



The Measure


There were thoroughfares
By which we've traveled
To get where
God wanted us to be
Then He brings us out
of where we are, there
Still taking us

Where our little eye can't see
We should rejoice
And be glad
Trust and allow Him to carry us
To the next level
Giving in - letting Him
With no fight
As past ties, we must sever

Isn't it AMAZING that
Just when we think
we’ve reached our lowest,
we’re elevated to the Highest
…degree!

©PJPayne