Lexington, KY (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Full of stunning moments of delight and gravity, A Penny for Your Thoughts (published by AuthorHouse) is the remarkable collection of poems from Penny Johnson. Meant to inspire and uplift, the vicissitudes of nature, love, life, philosophy and fate all find their places in the artfully crafted worlds of Johnson’s words.
Alternately energetic and solemn, her verses are shot through with hope. This quality can be seen in such poems as “Answered Prayer,” featured here in excerpt:
Though I am grown, I am your child
Lord, you said in your word I could
have anything if I asked in your name
I asked for fortune and fame, no answer
Down on my knees hour after hour
“Okay, Lord, I demanded, then give me
Still the same, no answer came
But, you gave me warm bread to eat
Dear friends and loved ones to greet
Cool, fresh water to drink
A brain with which to reason and think
No need to bargain or plead
I have all I really need
So today I will pray in a different
A prayer I know I’ll get an answer to
It is, Heavenly Father
is there anything I can do for you?
Penny Johnson is writer, poet and lyricist who is also a member of the International Society of Poets, Famous Poets Society, and listed in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who of Poets. Johnson currently resides in Lexington, Ky.
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