Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Feelings--By Annie Johnson--United States


Thoughts of you move through me
Like sunlight in my veins;
Lighting up every part of me
With thoughts in living light.
Near you are in feature.
Near you are in beauty
Marked by depth of love
In unending earthquakes
Of deepest devotion.
You shake my being awake
With such timeless agonies
Of desire and longing.
You are so much a part of me
That I feel you are me.
I feel that if I pinched myself,
Somewhere in the world,
You would mutter, “Ouch!”

Annie Johnson started writing poetry when she was 15 years old. As a Junior in High School, she had to write a sonnet and her teacher loved it. She was hooked on poetry for the rest of her life. She is now 79 years old and has been writing poetry for 64 years. Anie has two novels and three poetry books on Amazon. She has 3 children and two grandchildren and 7 cats.  Annie plays a silver flute. She is Shawnee and lives in Indiana.


  1. Dear Annie,

    Thank you so much for your poem. The end is marvelous.

    Best wishes,
    Inge (Daginne)

  2. Annie,
    Good poem. I hope to be still writing poetry when I'm your age (I started writing at age 8 from a book). Welcome to the site.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  3. Love it, Annie. Very well-written and touching. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  4. Dear Annie,

    It's good to see the warm response from other writers on your heartfelt poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here.


  5. Dear Annie,
    I enjoyed the thinking behind this. One of the wonders of being
    Knight Writer