I was feeling sorry for my self yesterday. I received ten of my newly published poetry books I ordered from Amazon and my first reaction was happiness but soon I started to cry. I planned to have a book release party and now I can barely get out of the house because of COVID 19. I want to protect my partner Neil and my self from the virus and take social distancing seriously. As I recognized the loss of my ability to have a book release party I also recognized that I can’t sell the physical products I make.
I am reading the fourth Brene Brown book and I enjoy every minute of it. Those of you who know my poetry could see that Brene writes books with wholeheartedness as much as I write my poems with wholeheartedness. I remember times people crapped on me for being an “open book”, as they called it and I worked hard to be a closed book to please them and the people who don’t like the “open book’ types. I can say that watching Brene Brown videos and reading her books made me happy with who I am. I also learned from her to share my stories only with people who deserve to hear them. That is so important. When I started to put things on the internet ions ago I made it my rule to share things I would share with everyone and anyone. Those are my public stories to share. The messy, private ones get shared with the few people who I can trust with the messy stories and I know I can rely on their non-judgemental support. But let’s get back to Brene Brown and why I like listening to her and read her books.
I am thrilled to announce my book of poetry, "A Piece of Her Hart".
It is available on Kindle and Kobo.
I have been writing the contents of this book between 2000 and 2019. The poems reflect the struggles and triumphs of everyday life and are spiced with some humour a few times. My goal is not only to entertain you but also to leave little seeds of inspiration and validation to whatever your journey may be. Whatever road you are on, whatever you may be experiencing I want you to know that many of us have been there before, even if it feels like you are all alone.
I would love to hear from you and find out if anything I wrote here resonates with you.
The expression of something changing our lives may sound like a cliché but if you keep reading you can see how poetry changed my life.
You will find my written works here from poetry to prose.