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 firstname.lastname@example.org.