Tell Me Your Story

A Tribute to Jeanette Hilda Visser (Mom) on her 50th Birthday 

Tell me your story – I am here listening:
About higher souls and chosen roles
And learning lessons since your birth;
About taking part in life’s great art
And bringing healing to the earth.

Tell me your story: I want to know all
About swarming bees and chimpanzees
And throwing stones for your pet dog;
About dairy rounds and farmyard sounds
And fairies inside hollow logs.

Tell me your story: I want to know all
About love affairs and riding mares
And shooting trophies that you won;
About teenage flights and party nights
And meeting him – that special one.

Tell me your story: I want to know all
About wedding bells and baby spells
And building your own house of dreams;
About paddling days and bush-war frays
And learning what true friendship means.

Tell me your story: I want to know all
About taking stands and moving lands
And starting over once again;
About camping trips and scouting tips
And growing esoteric ken.

Tell me your story: I want to know all
About hiking trails and mother’s tales
And children growing up too soon;
About wedded hands and shifting sands
And dancing to the Nana tune.

Tell me your story: I want to know all
About crossing seas and great oak trees
And feeling that you had come home;
About gardens green and countries seen
And shedding light where’re you roam.

Tell me your story – I am listening still:
About loved ones lost and heartache’s cost
And moments filled with joy as well;
About living true and being you –
There’s such a story left to tell!

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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