I told you
Lean not on 'you'
For I am the One
Who would see you through

I told you
Put your trust
Not in man
But this Man, above

I told you
Cast all your worries
And don’t hold back
I will gladly take your burdens

I told you
I would make a way
You couldn’t see it then
But help was on the way
I told you
That there is a lesson
In all, you go through
There is a blessing

I told you
You would see the light
Don’t give up
Your battles, I would fight

I told you
I told you
I told you
Did you listen?


No Not One

Good and bad
have ulterior motives
teaching lessons
as each has
taught us all that
we sometimes need to lean
There are no
Only a team

Each of us is a
team member
Not just one
Independent, as we think we are
we don't really work alone

So if all, do his job
Together, the job
can get done
By ALL, for ALL
And not just by one


While You Wait

Another year
another wait
in waiting rooms
for whatever reason
No specified time 
No specified season
Being positive 

Looking deep
for the beauty within
Knowing not
what to expect
Or what you will get
until you walk in

Because in waiting rooms
you meet different people
Different walks of life
You meet different people
And commonalities
of your meeting
is the reasoning
that lays it to rest
The question of why
you are ‘ALL’ guests
In ‘that’ waiting room


 *More Inspirational  Writing*

About the Author


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.

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

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Inspired Writings

We Made It

It will come
whether you
want it or not
It will come
right on time
on the dot
Each minute
each hour
each day,
week, and year
It will come
no matter the joy
no matter the fear
Let it come
and be ready
Let it come
hold steady
Let it come
take your time
Let it come
A New Year has arrived.
With God's Grace
Say it... 
"We Made It!"



Aiming to please
We adhere to requests
Analyzing and editing
Making sure it’s the best
Fit for you and yours
As well as occasions
Instinctively satisfying
Elements of persuasion

As you scroll thru
Our pages of glory
Perusing our store of
Endless gifts and stories
Finding your niche
Befitting and exciting
Hope your experience
Is refreshing and inviting

And upon your return
As you WILL come back
With inquisitions, renewed interest
For contemporary or artifact
The peace you will find
While you sip and seek
Bringing serenity to mind
Serendipity Guaranteed


It's Love
it can pull you in
Almost touch it
in the air
practically tangible
like taste buds
Knowing it's there

Looking so inviting, you've
anxiously felt the wait
In your gut
Because love adds a li’l
sweetness to life
even flavor you’ve
longed for so much!

Okay, here goes…
That very first contact
Anticipation to see
Needing to know
 Breathe, experience this
Embodiment throughout
As you relax
Feeling the flow