The Beginning of Each End…and Back Again


sun is setting
its last rays shining
over my left shoulder

cross-legged I sit
atop a field of blue, yellow and green flowers
soft balls of fur on either side

it is not pen and paper, I use
just my laptop
sleek in its silver shininess

the only sound
my computer as it whirs
my cats as they purr

so often
it is through tears I type
water on the nightstand, a must

this is where I start
each night, the same
right here, write now

it’s the ending
that is always

each poem
a collection of words
transporting me somewhere new

the path stays close
encircling my thoughts, my life

other times
I find myself wordling my way
into stories that once upon a time did not exist

each “write now”
expands my horizon
forever influencing my “right here”

sun is setting
its last rays shining
over my left shoulder

P. Wanken

This poem began as a “write here, now” poem for part one of a prompt offered by We Write Poems prompt #59, provided by Pamela Sayers. The following week (prompt #60) asked us to venture out a bit further — to go beyond the “write here”. I extended my original poem (describing where I write) to reflect a bit of where I go with my words.


    1. Mama Zen: First of all – love your “name”! I’m glad you wandered by for a visit…and hope to see you again. Thanks for your comment! ~Paula


    1. “Pamelita”…I love that; I hadn’t really caught that before. I have some friends who occasionally call me Paulita. πŸ™‚ Thanks, as always, for your visit. I appreciate your feedback. ~Paulita πŸ˜‰


    1. Viv: Thank you so much for your comment. When I wrote the first part, I was rather “feeling” there was more…so when part 2 came around, I knew I had some more work to do. Thanks. ~Paula


  1. Paula, Such softness underscores this piece, with a sunset ending it has a lullaby quality that resonates with me. Thank you for this, it is lovely.


    1. Thank you, Brenda. I am pleased that you have found something in my words that resonates. What better words for a writer to hear? Thank you! ~Paula


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