Homeless and afraid,
Yet there is no giving up,
Welcome a new place.
Welcome indeed. Thanks for reading my little Haiku about the darkest of moments one can face, not having a place to live. Your mind can run through terrible things when you don’t know where, or if, you’ll be sleeping at night. There’s absolutely zero sense of safety or security, and your health is all but forfeit. To summarize, you feel things are as close to ending, including your life, as you can get without it actually happening.
Personally, I have faced homelessness within my life, both as an individual, and as a responsible head of a family. Neither are easy to recover from, but when you never give up, it becomes far from impossible to overcome. Part of my life that has always helped me through turmoil, is my writing. Whether it’s throwing together a random poem, or pushing out a full-length story, these moments are always my happiest. I’ve realized that the worst moments in my life are the ones when I strayed away from writing.
It’s true that writing isn’t for everyone, but the principle of the life lesson stands true for us all. There is something, maybe more than one, that will bring each one of us instant happiness when we do it. It doesn’t matter how good we actually are at doing it. It simply feels natural for us. Life has a tendency to try and crush it away from us on a regular basis, but you should never let it go. In fact, you were meant to do that one thing. That one thing should never be something that hurts others, or yourself intentionally. It’ll be something that defines who you are, and will help you change the world around you. It is fate, and it is you. Go do it.
That being said, I would like to invite you to purchase a couple books I have out on Paperback and as an eBook:
Reflections are the window to the soul, and poetry is the expression. Place them together, and you hold expressions so shattered and yet, so beautiful, you cannot help being overwhelmed by empathy. One poem to this person may be nothing more than words on the page, and yet, to another that same poem changes their entire world of perspective. Over 100 poems and poetic stories mark this first installment of the Shattered Reflections Series. There are poems of light and great beauty, and poems of the darkness and terrible sadness. The shimmering reflections which fall in between also play their parts. Find yourself a nice drink and a comfortable spot, as it’s time to get lost within the pages of Shattered Reflections: A Poetic Collection.
Paperback is only $8.99, eBook $2.99
Our hearts and souls hold flames of both chaos and temperance. Poetry has a way of fanning those flames on either side, providing an avenue of release we may never have known. Over 100 poems and poetic stories fill this second installment in the Shattered Reflections Series. In this edition, poems are more focused on the fires within us all. There are reflections of love, and our struggles through each day. There are also the darkest of reflections in which we face. As a bonus, there are several that mark holiday traditions and celebrations throughout the year. Collectively, they display the beauty of chaos, as well as the harmony of control. Poetry ignites reflections of the fire inside mind, body, and soul. Find a warm blanket and candlelight for atmosphere, as it’s time to unleash the pages of Shattered Reflections: Poetry in Chaos.
Paperback is only $8.99, eBook is $2.99
Thanks for Reading, and have a Blessed Day,
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