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.

Love Priceless

So many people want

The finer things in life
That which one thinks
Would bring less strife

When actually these things
Are just a notion
Something gathered
To appease the emotions
Something tangible
You can look at
Touch and feel
What they’re good at

Having ‘things’ bring
All they think they need
Filling their void
With luxuries indeed

But the reality of it all
Is that man has began
To take the easy way out
Buying on demand

When in actuality
What's really needed, can’t be bought
It’s given so freely
See, it’s Love you’ve sought


On Time

We cannot believe sometimes

What God has done
He answers prayers
One by one
You think He doesn’t hear
You think you are forgotten
Then He steps in with answers
To prayers 'you' had forgotten

You went on your way
Becoming complacent
Not trusting Him to respond
'Cause your time was wasting
Not realizing
He does things in order
In a sequence of His own
By Him, the Father

So there is no question
Or limit 
on His time
Just trust, wait and see
Works will unfold, sublime
With what He bestows
On us, just for the asking
Making dreams a reality
Making wants practicality

So we become a living witnesses
To what the Lord can Master
His way, His time, not ours
But couldn’t have happened any faster



When you’ve got money
Everything seems better
When you’ve got money
Always beautiful weather

When you’ve got money
No worries you possess
When you’ve got money
No budget to obsess

When you’ve got money
You’re flying by night - carefree
When you’ve got money
Afraid… you don’t have to be

Cause you’ve got money
A smile on your face
Cause you’ve got money
Buying is just a phase

Cause you’ve got money
Never mind the little people
Cause you ‘love’ money
'The root of all evil'



They say curiosity
Killed the cat
Then why not
Find out the facts
Rather than snoop and pry
With indiscretion
Utilizing imprudent
Probing obsession

Is it the rush
Of what you can find
Without dignifying 
The one in mind

Why not come forward
With decorum
With sincerity
Not conning
Asking out-right
Questionable interests
Without the quest for
Notoriety in it
That way indisputable
Answers are favorable
Without the hype
Of exaggerated flavor

In essence, you’ll see
That what you’ll receive
Is freely given
As none will be deceived
….by your 'Callousness'


 *More Inspirational  Writing*


With every step I take

I'm closer to-

accomplishing goals I foresee

being the ME I long to be

accepting challenges around me

interacting, as possibilities surround me

reaching heights I never thought could be

reached, as time allows me

being full of life, feeling alive,

positive vibes, reaching for the sky

not being stagnant as others enlighten me

although taking leaps sometimes frighten me 

but with each leap I take

knowing they are ones of Faith 

with each step, I make and focus

on each step - to bring me closer

- to You

© 2018 PJPayne



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

Coffee and Thee presents-

Your Coffee Fix

Keep Walking...

The Valley
The mountain
Stepping over and stepping up
Keep walking

The Valley
The mountain
Stepping around and stepping high
But keep walking

The Valley
The mountain
Stepping and looking
Stepping and watching
But keep walking up the mountain

Walking out----
Out of the valley
Walking out----
And up the mountain
Keep stepping
Keep walking
….And don’t look back

~PJ Payne

 Tap, Tap...

Is it well with your soul?

Is your house in order?
Are your ducks in a row
Or do you say, "Why bother?"

Can you say that if Jesus came,
Today you can go with ease?
Can you guarantee your life eternal
And Heaven-bound you will be?

Do you possess peace and comfort
If you heard 'that' knock on your door?
Is it well with your soul
Or need a little more?


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


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


I 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