Our Words

author/source: Rita N. Wolfson

Words that are written, spoken or accompanied with other devices, 

Are our messengers that allow us to partake and relate in all instances. 

our-wordsWithout using our words, we cannot convey, 

Our thoughts and emotions we feel every day. 

The power of words allows us the freedom of expression, 

And enables us to spread our words in every direction. 

Whether words are silent, boisterous or with an even tone, 

They are our constant companions so that we are never alone.  

The more we communicate, the more it is a plus, 

For our words bring out the best in all of us.  


Rita Nathan Wolfson is a 94-year-old author, poet, and artist.  For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing: One Liner on Two Lines and most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry on YouTube as the Positive Poet.

Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning.  Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre.