Friday, April 19, 2013

Poem in Your Pocket

Yesterday was National Poem in Your Pocket Day
and I took this day to heart!
I chose to share my poem with as many
that would listen to me.
I chose to carry along with me 
"The Road Not Taken"
Robert Frost

This poem has always meant a lot to me
and the last few lines
I have read over and over again in my life
" ... Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference."

I help lead a Creative Writing Group
with the Senior Adults 
First Colonial Inn
every Thursday night

It is a group of about 20-25 seniors each week
We share Poetry together,
things we have written during the week,
We are given a writing prompt
every week
where we write to soft classical music,
we then share our writing together.

We have our own open mic each week!

The stories and poems and the
rich history these seniors share with us
is heartwarming and I am in awe of 
their life experiences.

This week also happened to be our
leader Judith's birthday
(my life mentor in so many ways)
How she loves our Senior Adults
and loves the written word.
She is an inspiration to all who know her!

So we shared
poetry readings
birthday cake,
Poems in our pockets
last night
What a wonderful way to
spend a Thursday evening.

How blessed I am to be a part
of such a rich and diverse group.
I thought I was going to be teaching them,
in fact it has been the other way around!
The very first poem of mine that I ever read out loud
was to this group!
These precious senior writers have truly stolen my heart.

Next week our group travels to
Open Mic Night
where we will all share our writing
with an even larger group!

Give of your time and talents
to those who need you,
you won't be disappointed.
WE all have gifts to offer someone,
don't keep them to yourself!

Donna Lee


  1. Donna, what a sweet and inspiring post...You obviously have the gift of writing poetry which is wonderful but that you share with these senior adults is just awesome....I wish I lived closer to you so you could teach me....

    I always think of sunshine when I think of you...

  2. This is so beautiful! I love that you are writing more and sharing your words so lovingly with others. You have such a gift and bring so much light to this world. You my dear friend have taught me so much about friendship and love. I am so grateful for you!


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