January 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…


…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.


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:


    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!


    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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