Cocoons and Sunshine

As I laid in bed this morning, luxuriating in the warmth on my skin, knowing that in a moment I would rise and begin a new day, the seeds of the poem below came to me. I rose, grabbed some coffee and wrote it down. If you like it, I invite you to check out “A Grateful Man’s Poetry” at

Cocoons and Sunlight
We emerge from warm cocoons each morning
A new chance to spread wings and fly
What we do in our waking hours
Defines who we are and why
Hide in shadows of fear and shame
Deny the world and ourselves ‘til we die
Or share the glorious gifts we’re given
All the beauty and love we have inside.
–Russ Towne

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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18 Responses to Cocoons and Sunshine

  1. utesmile says:

    It is lovely, I finally got your books ordered, they are on the UK website too. I am looking forward to read them. It will reflect all the beauty you have inside you ☺

  2. I want to share my gifts! Thanks Russ!

  3. bulldog says:

    Brilliant Russ…. just brilliant…

  4. Ann Koplow says:

    Russ, thanks for sharing more glorious gifts of beauty and love. That helps your readers be brave. I know.

  5. love it – inspired even before your first cup of coffee–I am impressed

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