What you see here is a collection of poetry that has taken (dare I say?) 15 years to put together.
Poetry From the Heart: God, Guys, and the Rest of It is one of my favorite accomplishments. Read on to learn about my little writing secret.
Pause a second, wait…let me catch my breath, I feel old. Okay, sorry about that, but it’s true-I started this when I was a teen and kept going…scribbling…in my notebooks. Over the years, people ask me what I’m scribbling in my spare minutes. I didn’t answer them at the time. Well, friends, here it is. This writer’s secret…I write poetry. A moment, please, to let me explain: poetry in itself is not a secret. I’ve loved it since Dr. Seuss. I’ve always felt that my poetry came second to my fiction writing…not because one is better than the other, but because in my heart it felt that books…large beautiful books…were more weighty on the world.
And so, in my spare time, I scribbled away in dozens of notepads: everything from wireless bound notebooks to the fancy red Italian leather ones. I’ve always felt more comfortable in wire-bound notebooks. The fancy Italian ones barely got a few scribbles in because nothing felt worthy of those beautiful journals. They are still in my closet (We’ll talk about that later). Now I write in black moleskin notebooks and I don’t mind scribbling all over.
Over the years, I’ve slipped about my little writing secret. People who know are few and far between…until now. For years the people who have known about my poetry encouraged me to release it (some non-stop, you know who you are). Occasionally,
I have let a poem or two out into the sunshine. I’ve won the Poetry.com’s Editor’s Poem of the Month Award twice. Poems are flying around out there like little white butterflies after my strawberry patch.
And now I release my secret into the world and hope you all enjoy it. My poetry collection was self-published with Createspace. People who have clamored, your wish is granted. For more information or to purchase Poetry From the Heart, click here: POETRY ME.