Lesley Young – Selected Poems #3


Message in a Bottle

I will take my feelings and dress them up
In fancy words
On the finest vellum
And seal them in a vial made of tempered glass
 
I will carry this with me down to the sea
The ocean we’ve always shared
Where it will float away
And weather the elements, heading north by north west

You will find it next spring on a morning walk
Washed up by the tide
On your very own beach
Where it will look for all to see, like treasure

And you will know in a heartbeat that it is from me!
Who else could show you?
How special we are
On the back of an I owe you


Lesley Young Poet and WriterLesley Young – Writer and Poet

Lesley specialises in helping senior managers in the NHS and not for profit sectors to cope with the challenges they face in bringing about sustainable change.  She has also run her own organisational consultancy business since 2010, and is an accredited and experienced life and business coach.

But Lesley is first and foremost a writer and poet and has been writing for more than 30 years.  She likes her writing to be of the moment and immediate, which means that she leans mostly towards poetry and short stories.  She has been a member of the Scarborough Writers’ Circle for 8 years, where she currently holds the committee role of publicity and website officer.

Lesley is passionate about making a difference.  The healing powers of poetry, and the written and spoken word, underpin and feature in Lesley’s work always.  She has a growing interest in storytelling and memoir, and has several projects in the pipeline – one of which is to develop her interest in running writing retreats, and the other to publish some of her own writing.

To find out more about Lesley visit: integracoaching.uk.com

 

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