Inviting family and friends to visit your blog is like asking them to drop in for a friendly chat, even though the conversation may be a trifle one-sided! With cup of tea at elbow, I sit at my computer each day and put down what comes to mind. It gives me that happy feeling of being almost face to face with you, imagining your reactions, your smiles and occasional raised eyebrows. Actual visiting is fast becoming a lost art, as is the casual chat over a cup of tea. And the internet is the place to meet. The poem I share with you today, which dates back to 1972 (yes, from my collection), is about ‘just visiting’. The sentiments are still valid, even in a virtual world!
Just Visiting – Annie Laurie Dunaway
May I come in and say ‘Hello’
And stay for just awhile?
For in our hurry scurry world
It’s almost out of style.
But sometimes the heart feels lighter
When you’re sad or sick or blue;
And the day seems so much brighter
Because someone thinks of you.
If you are sick or shut inside
Then this visit is for you
And may you wait with patience
For your strength to gain anew.
And if you are discouraged
And feel misunderstood
Then turn your thoughts to brighter things
And follow up with good.
I hope that through this little chat
As I journey on today,
I’ve left some rays of sunshine
Scattered all along the way.
And the last four lines sum up perfectly what I would like to say!