Tuesday, December 10, 2013

scraps--By jani johe webster--(In Memory-May 2013)--United States

 jani johe shared her unique style and insight which still leaves readers in awe.  But more importantly, she was a bright light in the writing community, always ready to support others in their journeys.  I am glad to have been able to call her my friend.  She is missed by many.          Sincerely, Karen O’Leary--Editor


scribbling words
wherever i go
on tiny scraps
of ragged paper
stuttering thoughts
crying out dreams

hoping not to leave
this earth

This poem, written by my beloved mother jani johe webster, conveys a deep sense of longing and a fear of regret that, as she would be the first to admit, can haunt us in late hours. I wish she were still alive, so I could hug her and tell her, your life continues to be a fountain of positive energy and creative inspiration. I am comforted to know that now she has peace, and that by the grace of the Divine Love that permeates our lives, and by the grace of the Muse, she feels my embrace and gratitude.  ---Nila Webster


  1. I have so many 'scraps' of stuttering thoughts! Thank you so much for sharing your mothers' words.....a kindred writer? ralph.

  2. Dear Nila,

    Your mother's words I believe live in the hearts of all writers and readers "ragged paper, stuttering thoughts, crying out dreams hoping not to leave....regretting" So much to think about in so few words. Thank you for sharing your mother's work with us.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  3. Thank you, Linda Hurdwell, for the following comment--

    A poem that urges you to want to read more.

  4. Nila, thank you for sharing your mother's poem. I can really relate to this. Wish I had known her. I am sure I would have loved her too.

  5. Nila, I continue to be captivated and moved by your mom's poetry. Thank you for continuing to share her passion with us.


  6. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    A very touching poem, Jani, ripe with emotion.It takes a minute to collect one's self after reading it. Powerful. God bless.

    Bob D.