Is It Over?

On Hold! 

Not enough

time in a day

Things are not

going my way

Reminders

Deadlines

Declines

Timelines

Fine lines

Offline

Combines

No time!

Recline

PLEASE

Fix It, Coffee!!


©PJPayne

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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

Prudence


Can you see
what lies ahead of you? 
Do you know 
the path that 
you will tread before 
you make one move? 
If you said
you do, 
then I beg to differ.

We know not where
that first step 
we take each day 
will lead... 
No matter 
what you think 
you're going to do, 
Or where you think
you're going to go, 
the best of plans
can go awry
Be prudently watchful
Tread carefully
Walk circumspectly.

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

©PJPayne



Just the One

You’ll never know
who needs a hug
or just simply
a smile.
A small gift
 or a verbal thank you
could go
an extra mile.
It brightens
as well as enlightens
an otherwise day
of gloom.
Giving positive reactions
and satisfaction
to someone
in the room.

©PJPayne


Payless

Pay less
Pay more
Pay up front
Pay at the door
Either way, one has to pay
for the wrong they do
for the wrong the say
With credit, cash?
Come what may
In deeds, in 'time'
Nothing's free anyway
Because it all comes forth
It all comes to pass
Truth shows its face
in 'due' time at last
 "It all comes out in the wash"
as many folks have said
All in all
your balance will be paid
--In Full

©PJPayne



Dwarfed

Stuck In a rut 

Career 
Marriage 
Work 
Relationship 
Attitude 
Tradition 
Some-- willful 
Some-- inherited 
Some-- others put you there 
All-- hindrances to what God has. 
Longer you stay
Longer you're stunted 
Longer you're delayed 
Kept from growing 
Be Prayerful 
Be Peaceful
Be Powerful 
Be Productive 
In a rut? 
Get out! 

©PJPayne​



Joy


Be glad in it
Whatever trials
Life sends you
Be glad in it

Whatever situations,
Life transitions,
Struggles you face,
Endeavors you embrace,
Ventures
not yet conquered
Be glad in it

Whatever 
this today brings 
Be Glad In It
You're not alone-
For He is your joy


©PJPayne



 An Eye


On your mind
as you reach
certain pivotal
times in your life
Realize -
He's still watching over you

As you venture
with gains
losses
and strife
Realize -
He's still watching over you

He comes across
your mind
when you least expect it
Things you do and say
inadvertently
reflect it
Without realizing
His impact
as you ponder
and it resonates
Realize -
He's still watching over you


©PJPayne


The Gift


You are an individual 
of wisdom
Cause 
'God don’t make no fools'
Given to you
as others
A sound mind-
a common tool
See, all it takes is
a thought process
To set His gift
in motion
It doesn’t allow
one to be misguided.
Discernment…

The gift of great notions

©PJPayne



 Procrastinated


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
A never-ending cycle
We put off to begin

And then it comes!
Tomorrow is here
But we’ve got excuses
Say the next day we will
Get up and do today
What should’ve been done
The ‘yesterday’  duties
And have done none

©PJPayne



An Eye


On your mind
as you reach
certain pivotal
times in your life
Realize -
He's still watching over you

As you venture
with gains
losses
and strife
Realize -
He's still watching over you

He comes across
your mind
when you least
expect it
things you do
and say
inadvertently
reflect it
Without realizing
His impact
as you ponder
and it resonates
Realize -
He's still watching over you


©PJPayne



Today


So…you woke up to a day
with great anticipation,
but expectations got
doused with doubt.
Whatever little optimism
you thought you had
dissipated, as the
bright sun faded out

You thought …
Why isn’t life
just a bed of roses 
smooth, not mixed
with thorns?
You thought someone
had your back
but turn around,
realizing darts were thrown
Does this mean
you have to lie down,
wallow in doubt
self-sorrow, self-pity?
No!  Pick yourself up
Pull yourself together 
Get a new outlook
and admit it.
It’s still a beautiful day!

©PJPayne


©PJPayne