Monday, September 10, 2018


"Rations" by Wayne Olson

Don’t be so eager to let your thoughts escape.
Parse your words and your feelings, do more with less,
Serve them up slowly like water to a parched wanderer,
Let her wishes and hopes ferment and ripen,
Never say all you wish or all she wishes;
Some is good, but in this case more is not better,
Give her enough to move her,
To hint at the direction you are headed,
Never give her too much at one time,
Though you ache to do so,
It’s not in her best interest,
Too much water washes away the seed,
And too much food always killed the goldfish.

-Wayne Olson

I started writing in my late teens.  I took to writing short stories at first, then poetry later and love the ability to say much with few words.  I have always been on the introverted side, very comfortable in my own space, so writing suited my need for expression.  I have had a very rich spiritual life since childhood which is very much part of my nature, so much of what I have gleaned from those experiences finds its way into my writings.  Poems are my ship’s “logbook” on this voyage thru life.


  1. Eye catching hook first line. Nicely written. Great tagline.

  2. Your poetic lines are so full of wisedom.Too much water washes away the meaningful.