Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spend Time--By Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson--Canary Islands

Spend Time

The most important expenditure is time
So don’t be afraid to make it
It doesn’t cost you anything
It’s absolutely free
So make and spend
It liberally
Together with loved ones
On holiday just sat
Or at home quietly
Taking time to chat
Making moments to treasure
Spending time is all it will take
On this most important expenditure
That won’t the bank break

Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson is a coal miners daughter, the only girl among 6 lads. A young mother to a son, she became a widow before she turned 18. Patricia, then, married her childhood sweetheart who fathered her lovely son and two wonderful daughters. Her children encouraged her to pursue her own talents. After 51 years of marriage, she became a widow again recently. She fills her time with poetry, helping others whenever she can.

Editor's note--Patricia Ann Farnsworth (APF Publisher) has designed and published many books for others. She published both Snippets and Whispers. She is also the owner of The Writers and Poetry Alliance. Thank you Patricia for all you do for others in the writing community.


  1. Your poetry is such good advise to all who read you. It is such a joy knowing you Pat and without you in my life my two books would have never been published. I am also extremely grateful to be able to poet my own poetry on your website "Alliance" - such a great site to belong to. My heart thanks you - tomorrow is Valentine's Day - I send you my very special wishes that all your dreams come true and all the love that surrounds you - brings you joy.

    Hugs from...
    Rhoda Galgiani, Poet

  2. Dear Patricia -

    Thank you for this "stop and makes one think" gem of a poem. Today I'm paying pennies of reading and getting $1,000 in return.


  3. This is very lovely Pat... a pleasure to read this poem for you... has a very nice message within it. God bless Christina

  4. Hi Pat,

    This is a lovely poem with a great message. I enjoyed reading your work today.

    Love Sandra

  5. Time really is a priceless treasure and too often we don't realize until we run out of it. This is a wonderful reminder to enjoy each moment and to make each one count.


  6. Never a truer word was said - time is perhaps the most expensive comdity we will ever be able to spend and what better than with the ones we love and cherish... Time = memories - something we hope to hold onto forever... Nice write.