April is National Poetry Month, and after mulling over what I wanted to share for a first post to celebrate, I think I’ve come up with a perfect kickoff. As many of you know, we lost a very special member of our blogging community earlier this week, Sue Vincent. Not only was Sue an invaluable and supportive blogging friend, but she was a gifted painter and writer, so I thought sharing one of her beautiful poems would be a perfect way to begin this special month.



The pen paints the souls longing

In jewel tones.

The darkness veils the stars, 

Yet their Light shines unseen,

But not unfelt

An ember of gold

In the shadows.

Now you remind us

To count all our blessings,

Holding them dear

For the little while.

You remind us too

That chivalry survives,

And the courage to laugh

In the face of tragedy.

Then you remind us

That friendship is precious 

A gift to be cherished 

And never lost.

I am reminded 

That life has its purpose 

And our purpose in life

Is to Live it.

~ Sue Vincent ~

For more of Sue’s work, please visit https://scvincent.com