Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Just Words--By Shannon O'Leary--United States

Just Words

Don’t tell me I’m fine
Don’t tell me it will all work out
These are just words
I need something so much more
I turn to my God
I open my heart and soul
And He says this
“My child, it will all work out
because I will hold your hand
through this storm.
We can get through this.”
Suddenly a peace 
washes over me...
so much more than just words

Shannon O'Leary is elementary teacher from Fargo, North Dakota. Currently, she is working on her masters. She provides creative writing activities to inspire her students. Her first-graders have published poems in a local newspaper. Shannon has published her own poetry in the following venues, Sketchbook, Snippets and Smile. She is the daughter of our editor.


  1. I like poets who are not afraid to put God in their works. May God remain in her poetry and life and give strength to all of us.

  2. Shannon,
    With God in our life, all is possible. May He bless you continually. Welcome to Whispers if you are new, a warm welcome from me even if you are not.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  3. This message of resolve and tranquility will by its way to who it was written for, though you will probably never know who that is. Such as it is with a willing vessel. This is the way it works.

    I can say, for sure, who one of the appreciative recipients is, because that would be me... Wonderful poem, Shannon.

  4. Dear Shannon,

    I'm proud of the woman you are--your strength and caring heart. Your faith shines in how you approach life. Your words do make a difference. Thank you Edilson, David and Michael for your kind words. Shannon, I hope you continue to find time for writing in your life.


  5. Your words matter in this poem. I needed to hear them today.

  6. How nice Shannon your poem resonates with me ,best wishes angelee

  7. Thank you everyone for your kind comments and for taking the time to read my poem! I really appreciate it!