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ROCKINGHAM — A new group for Richmond County storytellers, poets and aspiring authors is seeking new members to share their writing.

Five people were present at the Richmond County Writers’ Club’s monthly meeting, held Sunday at The Hive recreation center, 107 Mill Road. Meetings are scheduled at 3 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at The Hive.

Lucille Capps shared this poem she wrote in 1987 with the group on Sunday:


by Lucille Capps

Let’s remember we are human

Made with feet of clay

But let’s keep each other promises

That we’ll try to keep each day.

With each day’s new beginning

Say the words we’d like to hear

Start each day with a promise

To always hold each other dear.

Let’s live in the present

Old things must be put aside

The body has its frailties

And small things injure pride.

When we disagree, let’s say “I’m sorry”

Before we end each day

Because tomorrow brings new trials

We can’t go back to yesterday.

We may find fault with each other

Age will surely take its toll

The things that used to matter most

Are not our future goal.

Let’s put the past behind us

We can’t change it anyway

Let’s file it with our memories

On the pages of yesterday.

Let’s treat each new day dawning

Like the first day that we met

Each smile, each touch, each endearment

These are the things we won’t forget.

When the day has ended

The outside world let us be

Let’s find time for each other

Dusk to dawn belongs to you and me.

When our life is over

If we have given it our best

We can face the far horizon

For our love has stood the test.

For more information on the Richmond County Writers’ Club, contact J.A. Bolton at 910-997-4658 or ja@jabolton.com.

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