Friday, July 21, 2017

Collect-Five Minute Friday

I read the question-"What do you collect as a writer?".  Mmm. I've collected shells and elephants through the years, also lots of cards from people, but as a writer? I had never thought about that until today, so it took a little thought and here is what I came up with.


moments become memories

they turn into a list

I've been keeping track for years now

a book filled with chapters

filled with many different signs

not without wrestling with lots of whys

tokens big and small for me

to remember, count, and share

for others to hopefully marvel at after all

it builds every year and will not cease to end

until the day I finally rest, then so will my pen


Psalm 71:15 "My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long-though I know not how to relate them all." (NIV)

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  1. This is such a delightful poem. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wonderful poem. I love collecting memories. It is part of my sentimental nature. Your #fmfparty neighbor

  3. Great poem and I loved the sign as there is always something to be grateful for we just need to take the time and look for it even when we are sad. Have a Blessed day.

  4. Moments, memories are the best to collect. Just live this.