January Promise

 

PROMISE

I see a January promise from a winter sun,

Cold memories fade where the light has begun

To softly hint at visions of spring,

Tempting the senses and trying to bring…

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…the future to focus while the past remains

A silent tribute to the strength that tames

My vivid memories of every winter sun,

And a January promise I’ve just begun.

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About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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6 Responses to January Promise

  1. jcopland@mchsi.com says:

    Pam,

    Thank you for a lovely and promising January beginning of another New Year! Your poem and pictures are indeed memorable gifts for this New Year, 2017!

    Love,

    Jean jcopland@mchsi.com PH 478-244-0880

  2. Ellouise connolly says:

    Beautiful….really beautiful…Thanks

  3. Margaret Vollrath says:

    Love this poem, Pam, and now love the photo too. We still miss you at Pen Women. I know it’s hard to get away but we would love to have you. The upcoming February program is a good one. We now meet the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 at the Wynne House (Program first, then dinner). I would love to bring you as my guest this next meeting. Let me know before Jan. 20th.
    Hope to see you then. Margaret Vollrath

    • Thanks so much Margaret.

      And I appreciate your invitation so much, but Tuesday is a tough day for me to get away — always grading papers. If, however, I see I can, I’ll let you know.

      Again, thanks for reading.

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