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Less We Forget

If the use of the head
Is for more than a hat rack
Or a catch-all basket
Be in-tune with that

What is better
When using the brains
Where conversing together
the profanity is restrained
Which says a lot
about ones status-quo
Undeniably not just about
who and what we know

What is in our heads,
is of an inquisitive nature
Our minds, our concepts
naturally, play in our favor

Using what’s under the hat
and what has been fed
to the brains, via books,
so scholarly read,

really attracts one to the other
But mostly attracted to the part
That’s derivative of your head
When you fall for the 'HEART'



He told you
Lean not on self
for He is the one
who would see you through

He told you
Put your trust,
not in man
but in Him, the Man above

He told you
Cast all your worries
and don’t hold back
He would gladly take your burdens
He told you
He would make a way.
You couldn’t see it then,
but your help was on the way
He told you
There is a lesson
in all you go through,
there is a blessing
He told you
You would see the light
Don’t give up
Your battles, He would fight

He told you,
He told you,
He told you listened



To be or not to be

that is not a question 

for you or for me. 

For you are and I am

and will always be. 

Whether here or

whether there

be all you can be. 

Shine your light

and never entertain 

or question

the person you are now

or what is --

To be or not to be?




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."



~PJ Payne


Isn’t it frustrating
The wait
The long hesitation
You wait
As time is not hastening
On a wait
Trying your patience
To wait
Twiddling thumbs
Haws and hums
Tick-tock says the
Big clock 
Don't you just hate 
The wait



It Is Done

What do you do
when your life seems a mess
when everywhere you turn,
you’re going through a test?

What do you do
when you’ve done all you can?
-Try to let go
and put it in God’s hand.

What do you do
when you feel you’ve been wronged?
-Keep thinking optimistically
and tightly hold on.

What do you do
when you look for peace-
You've exhausted all ‘your’ avenues
but anxiety doesn’t cease?

What do you do
when at wits’ end, you’ve come?
-Realize it’s not about you.
With God-  "It Is Done!"


I Declare

Go on and speak
Yell it from a mountain
Yell it from its peak
Say what you feel
Don’t hold back
Say it, get on it
Stay on track
Don’t deter from
What’s in your head
If it doesn’t come naturally
You won’t say what need be said
Say it from your heart
Say it instinctively
Say it now and say it how

You want to be heard, distinctly
 Say it while the saying is good
From the lips, let it fly in the air
In the heat of the moment, express
Affections not denied, but declared
“I Love Yoooooooou"



You’re confident
Classy and courageous
Cuddly, communicative
Comfortable and highly creative

Fascinating, friendly,
Funny and “oh so frivolous”
And I even recognize
A bit flirtatious
Quite spiritual, sophisticated
Serious, yet sensitive
Spontaneous with savvy
Stylish, not egocentric

A tad pompous and prissy, with
Distinctive physical physiques
To sum it all up, Mothers are
most Phenomenally Unique!


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