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David M. Tookey


A room—
full of gratitude.
A table—
wreathed with family.

When I'm away
I'll be here.

© by David M. Tookey.
Used here with the author's permission.


David M. Tookey is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Washington state. He's grateful for time spent with family and enjoys reading, writing, baking, walking, hiking, and cycling.  David believes the most reliable way to find inspiration for poems is to always
pay attention to things, especially the little things.




Post New Comment:
Lovely and moving. Thank you, David!
Posted 12/24/2023 02:26 PM
This concise poem is powerful, profoundly meaningful.
Posted 12/22/2023 09:53 PM
Lori Levy:
Love a table "wreathed with family."
Posted 12/22/2023 02:18 PM
michael escoubas:
Volumes at least!! Well done, David.
Posted 12/22/2023 02:03 PM
You "tinkered" out a good one, David. Very Nice.
Posted 12/22/2023 01:38 PM
Love, love, love this, David. Thank you!
Posted 12/22/2023 11:21 AM
A table wreathed with family. Awesome. Thank you.
Posted 12/22/2023 10:51 AM
Well said.
Posted 12/22/2023 09:23 AM
Larry Schug:
Amen to this poem.
Posted 12/22/2023 07:25 AM

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