Simple Pleasures of an Evening



When shadows are long and the day is beginning to fold

When the sun is being called to shine on another shore

When summer has left and winter is knocking at the door

Warm sip of ginger and a bit of lemon; brings a smile even when you are far away from home…..


Memories of years gone by, like breezes that have brushed my skin

Memories of laughing faces and happy moments enjoying the same lemon I taste…

Memories of younger days and familiar places that have now long been changed,

Maturity and development so they claim, but now it all feels too strange and bitter than the ginger I taste……


Sun and Rain, both have played their roles in our days

Shifting like clouds, sorrow and happiness have freely moved in and out….

Struggles we faced, like pilgrims who came and went

Smiling or frowning, like Lemon and Ginger have found their place…….


Ginger and lemon, for now, by my side

Greatly I shall enjoy them till time abide….

Gentlemanly , silently I may sigh

Gallantly, remembering lemon and ginger, I will face fate & time, smiling until the day I  die…..


Johann Schokman – November 2016

(Thoughts that visited me while I enjoyed a strong Ginger tea and some lovely Lemon puff)


5 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures of an Evening

  1. Well said brother, beautiful poetry like flowing cascades of water, the ginger and lemon seem to have woken you up from your slumber.

    Trust this finds both of you keeping well.

    God Bless you Both.


    Sent from my iPad


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