A single word;

a phrase or gesture

can trigger a feeling

of wondrous rapture.


To be told that you’re worth

more than the drifting sands

that daily slip through

your trembling hands.


To be surrounded

by such appreciative people

makes me want to shout

from the highest steeple.


Words of thanks,

so loud that you all know,

that for you, the ink

will continue to flow.


Every word on every page

is written for you,

to last an age

and all I ask in return,

with humble grace,

is to see a smile upon your face.


My words are my gift

to you, my friends.

May they touch you in ways

you can keep till the end.


Long may my poems

continue to impart

all the love that I feel

deep within my heart.





Written by Darren Scanlon, 13th May 2014.

Revised 18th June 2015.

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. joylennick says:

    Hi Darren More thanks…Have you seen my poem ONE FOR THE ROAD? Hope you like it. I enjoy telling ‘small stories.’

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Where is it, Joy?


  2. jjspina says:

    Lovely poem. Thank you for the follow! Nice to meet you! Best wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou and likewise, nice to meet you. Keep Smiling 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Lovely, inspiring words, Darren…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Poli Impelli says:

    THANK YOU Darren! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure, Poli 😊


  5. You are too kind. Looking forward to more ink 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. olganm says:

    Thank you. Nobody could say it better.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure, Olga 😊


  7. phoenixgrey85 says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for your poems. Words have more power than anything i know of to bring out emotion.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Chris White says:

    Thank you Darren. All the very best. Kris.

    Liked by 1 person

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