Turning over the leaf,
You peer underneath,
Perhaps in search of a clue
As to why, on this day,
And why, in this way,
I’m writing a letter to you.

Well, that’s a good question,
Which I’ll try to answer
By telling it straight and true.
You see, since I was eight
(So maybe it’s fate)
This writing is just what I do.

It seems strange to say it,
But in life, as I play it,
Words have helped me get through.
They help me unravel
The road that I travel;
The mysteries of where, why and who.

It’s the writing that moulds,
As the story unfolds,
New lessons to bite off and chew.
There is power in words
That we choose to concoct
In a magical alphabet brew.

Now, I’m no magician,
But I’ve a strong intuition
That words cast a spell on you too.

Wayne Visser © 2017


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.