Monday, November 24, 2014

What Shall We Do... --By Jan Henson--Turkey

What Shall We Do...

‘What shall we do today?’
My inner voice said
‘Let’s go kick Autumn leaves
Golden and vivid red’

Through barren trees we trod
Crunching sounds underfoot
Of those leaves of old
By winds gently put

‘What shall we do right now?’
My inner voice said
‘Let’s go home for some tea
And butter with bread’

Sitting by the fireside
Warming our numb toes
Munching with such delight
Wrapped in cosy throws

‘What shall we do later?’
My inner voice said
‘Give thanks to Ma Nature
As we fall into bed’

Jan Henson has written poetry for a few years. She finds it an enjoyable experience.  When she attended school in England (in the ‘50’s) poetry seemed such a dry medium and she wasn’t all that impressed.  After school, she became a hairdresser and continued the profession after her marriage and birth of her four children.  When her youngest was three, she started working nights at a nursing home.  She realized her passion for the profession and became a nurse.  She worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years.  After her children were grown, she retired to Turkey where she currently lives.


  1. Hi, Jan - this is sweet and I hear within you a soft, confident inner voice. This must be your muse! Thank you for sharing a lovely poem today! Sheri

  2. Dear Jan,

    This is a great expression of one taking the day to relax, enjoying the simple things in life and finding contentment within ourselves. A lovely poem to read today!


  3. Intriguing poem, Jan. Delightful and a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    Hi Jane. This is a unique and nicely-written poem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (