I just realized that most of my older poems are not on my blog. Rather than transport them, I will offer a link here to more than fifty poems & photographs offered on my flickr site under the set “My Words.” They can be found here.
What I wrote a few years ago about this group of work:
These poems are a reflection of my life’s journey which includes many things including faith or lack of it, love given and received, acceptance of myself and others, and those uncomfortable feelings toward people you rub up against in life.
I have the utmost regard for my parents and so while acknowledging that they did their ‘best’ with what they were given, I can only hope that I somehow do ‘better’ for my children.
This journey is mine, I share it so that others who battle with self-loathing, doubt, depression, anger, even suicide can move to a place of acceptance and renewal. As a person of faith, there is also an element of hope in the written word. A declaration of the past as well as a statement of hope in the future.