Sunday, June 2, 2013

Keeping the Peace--By Charlene McCutcheon--United States

Keeping the Peace

Spring has sprung and I really rejoice.
Because I have finally found my voice.
I sure don't need to 'stuff it' any more
Nor am I gonna kick'im out the door.

I now speak my mind, yes ma'am!
Don't need a piece of bread and jam
To stuff my negative feelings galore.
I'm boot'n those thots right out the door.

I've lived with negativity all around me.
It doesn't mean I always have to agree.
I'll sure not keep the peace at all costs.
Just now, I'll let him think he's the boss.

Charlene McCutcheon is a 73 year old, wife, mother of seven, grandmother of thirty and great-grandmother of 14. She has just discovered her voice through poetry within the last few years. Her former ways of expression have been through the media of arts and crafts. Her desire to share herself with others for their benefit has been the motivating factor in all her endeavors. She loves life, work, play and most of all people.


  1. Dear Charlene,

    Thank you for all the encouraging words for other writers today. It is supportive people like you that make Whispers possible. It was a pleasure to publishing your creative poem.


    1. Thank you so much for your own encouraging words. They always enspire me to keep writing. You are one of Heavens 'Earth Angels' sent for that very purpose to encourage and edify others. I for one greatly appreciate it.

  2. Dear Charlene -

    That last line shattered my hooray for a spiritual revolution. Now I say hooray for more than a bit of wiseness.


    1. Kathy, thank you so much for your comment on this poem. In view of the fact I am battling a virus, it was very timely for me to come here today to read your comment and bolster my confidence in continuing to write from the pen of an older lady. Sometimes 'old ladies' think their usefulness has worn out along with their body. LOL
      Love, Charlene

  3. Thank you, Jack Clubb, for the following comment--

    This is a delightful poem that brought a smile to my face.