Guest Author JoAnne Myers

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I WAS

I was afraid to grow up.
Afraid of life.
I worried myself to death.
It was hard to breathe.
Like a fish out of water.
Like having asthma.
High school was hell-crazy wild.
My only plan.
Just get up and go.
Cant be like mom.
She always had a plan.
Living her life without any man.
Cant think that far.
Felt out of place.
Like dust floating in space.
Scared out of my mind.
Of what I might or might not find.
Cant hack relationships.
More drama.
Why waste the time.
Still confused, but still craving knowledge.
I need to do what I want-for myself.
Even if its just me who cares.
Even if no ones there.
It was a long hard road.
To get my act together.
All bad choices, solely I sowed.
Working for nickels and dimes.
Like a newborn.
Taking one step at a time.

TO THE NEXT CHAPTER

Shadowed by pain, I slowly melt.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do.
Only aggravation and loneliness felt.
My life left empty, with nothing to lose.
Suffocating, I fall into seethe.
Falling as my world crumbles.
I’m left wanting to believe, searching for hope.
Like an acrobat walking an unraveling tight rope.
I call to those I’ve hurt.
Leaving a message ‘remember me.’
I’ve done things I want to forget.
A obstruction I’ve tried to avert.
I crawl out of the past,
finding a way at last.
To rise up instead of fall.
Destroying this dreadful brick wall.
See me now, strong and brave.
For I will never be hurt again.
I know I will adhere,
shedding this torment and pain.
The one I see in the mirror,
is someone, special and kind.
I now focus on what I am after,
moving forward, to the next chapter.

~***~

 

my photo apr 2011Author Bio:
I hail from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. I have worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I also canvass paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams.

 

Blurb:
“Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between” is a poetry collection that provides a glimpse into the heart, mind and soul, of its author. It is a heartwarming read, written with love and respect for others. Some poems were written in times of sorrow, other poems were written in times of joyous celebration. Life if like that.
“Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between,” is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/147837022x
My original canvass paintings, can be found at Books and Paintings by JoAnne or http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

 

My upcoming releases from Melange Books are:
“MURDER MOST FOUL,” a crime/detective story due out July 2013
“WICKED INTENTIONS” a collection of paranormal/mysteries due out September 2013
“LOVES’, MYTHS’ AND MONSTERS’,” a fantasy anthology due out March 2014
Other books coming soon:
“THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY,” is a biography true-crime
“TWISTED LOVE,” is a true crime anthology
“FLAGITIOUS,” is a novella collection

 

Respectfully Yours,

 

JoAnne Myers Melange Author of Murder Most Foul,- Wicked Intentions,- Loves’, Myths’, and Monsters’,- The Crime of the Century,- Twisted Love,- Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between, and Flagitious.
Please join me, Mysti Parker, Tara Hall and others on June 21, at the Latte Lounge on the Coffee Time Romance website.

My website: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
My website Blog: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com/page2

Buy Link to Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between: http://www.amazon.com/dp/147837022x
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One Comment

  1. Thank you so much for being a guest, JoAnne and for sharing some of your lovely poetry!

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