Pause for Poetry — Listen

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Shirley Specht Johnson.

by Shirley Specht Johnson

Listen to the morning as you start your day.

Listen to your children as they laugh and play.

Listen to your little one say his ABC’s.

Listen to the wind as it whispers through the trees.

Listen to the birds sing more than just a tweet.

Listen to the leaves as they crunch beneath your feet.

Listen to great grandma tell her story one more time.

Listen to your granddaughter sing yet another rhyme.

Listen to your teenager share all her fears and joy.

Listen to the quiet as you rock your baby boy.

Listen to the raindrops.

Listen to the snow.

Listen to the moments,

Cherish them so.


Shirley Specht Johnson loves to share inspiration and encouragement through her writing. She is a member of SCBWI. She loves to read and has volunteered at her local Public Library as an Adult Literacy Tutor. She shares moments of inspiration and her writing life at her blog.

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I wish you well.


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3 thoughts on “Pause for Poetry — Listen

  1. Shirley….I especially like this poem because I feel that I and many others miss enjoying so many of these things because we are in a hurry. I can’t go back and enjoy the ones I missed, but I will be on the lookout for the ones I still can and also for new ones. I am glad that God brought us together since we are fellow poets. Have a blessed week ahead. Love….Fran


  2. Fran, Thank you for the kind words. I am glad that God brought us all together too. Thank you Sandy for sharing our poems. Have a wonderful week!


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