The next great push – Being you

Am I the one who  chooses,
Am I the one who always loses?
Am I the one who sits and wait?
Am I the one who is always late?
Am I the one who pushes ahead?
Am I the one who is better off dead?
Am I the one who believes everything I’m told?
Am I the one who lives like I’ll never get old?
Am I the one still standing when it’s all said and done?
When it comes to my life, YES, because I am the one!

Listen up, as in life, you really only get one go at it.  Are you going to spend that one life on things that make you forget you’re even alive?  Are you going to spend every day wishing you could change yesterday while today speeds by in a haze of regret?  Are you going to spend every day planning for a tomorrow that disappears each time it becomes today?  It really seems simple if you think about these questions.  Life was never meant to be all stress and work, although they must play their part.  I know, many of you at this point will say something about Life not being the end, and so on.  Look, Whatever you believe happens after life, it’s just that!  It’s after life.

There is nothing that states you should waste this life in stress, fear, and labor, and at the same time, ignore everything that brings joy.  True, if you want a long life, there is some level of moderation needed.  This is true for all of life, as life is balance.  The problem of today, everybody extremes one way or the other, and still expects happiness.  In the end, you either get the brief rushes of excitement drenched in periods of misery, or we just stress so much about everything, we forget joy all together.  Neither sounds very fun.

Personally, I find the best way to enjoy life, is to be me.  Recognize what I find happiness in, and balance it into my life.  There will always be situations that through off the balance from time to time.  You simply correct that imbalance and move on.  I love to read, so I find time to read. I love to write, so I find time to write.  I love movies, so there’s time for that as well.  I really love my family, so I do many of these activities with them, and many others as well.  Yes, I still work a day job, but I do it for my family.  I do it for myself.  Why, because I am me.  I make my own choices, I don’t care what others think of me.  I am me.

Thanks for reading, as I reminder, I have several projects already out on the market.  Help me achieve my goals as an author, and read something fun along the way.  Check them out on Amazon, like this one:

Fairy vs Leprechaun: The Battle for Faith

Three impossible questions, two incredible creatures, one epic battle, and at the center, a young woman by the name of Heather struggles with the very meaning of faith. Will the nasty little Leprechaun use his three questions to discredit her beliefs, or will the lovely Fairy with a heart of gold be able to share her unshakable faith? Join the struggle, choose your side, and find the answers.

Only available as an Audiobook!  $6.99 on Amazon.

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Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.

A.M.Sawyer

 

Who am I, if not an Author

I identify as me,
I set myself to be,
My mind is free,
Creativeness to see.

This is what I do,
The door I go through,
The inspiration rings true,
Here to reach you.

Odds I will defy,
Limits beyond the sky,
Better keep an eye,
For I am the reason why.

Now begins the show,
No better place to go,
So come enjoy the flow,
While I unleash all I know.

Reality tends to push us down at every turn.  Most of you reading this know all too well of what I’m speaking.  That being said, it really doesn’t matter.  It isn’t what life does to you that defines what you do in this world.  Instead, it’s all about how you choose to respond to everything that comes your way.  Will you let it push you down again and again, crushing all hope of standing tall?  Will you recover again and again, never actually taking a step forward?  Why would anyone consider either of those choices good enough?  We’ve all heard the excuses, probably even using them ourselves from time to time.  “It’s too much” or “I’m just having bad luck”, there are literally thousands of excuses for people to quit.  Honestly though, there will never actually be one reason.

Personally, as an author, I’ve heard every line you could think of about my writing.  I’ll never be published, or I’ll never find success.  Hell, I’ve been told I suck more than a few times.  Some people ask me if I stole it, every time something I write gets attention.  Literally, everything I could think of, has been said to me, or about me in the negative.  Have I thought about quitting?  Honestly, yes I have.  I’ve even taken several steps back, not writing for months, or even a year.  I realized though, I cannot be me without writing.  I’m only half the person I’m meant to be when I don’t share my words with the world.  I am an Author and a Poet.

Lately, I find myself in a unique position.  I actually have resources available to me, that can help me fill the gaps I’ve been missing up until now.  It will still take time, as all great writing does, but I know what to do and where to go.  It’ll take some luck, and some support, but I will see my name counted among the giants of literature.  At this time, I would like to invite you to join me on this journey.

The first step is simple, follow this website, like and share my posts, and leave comments/questions.  I welcome all feedback, even if you don’t agree.  All I ask, if you don’t like something I post, offer constructive criticism.  As I grow my following, I will be expanding my interactions, including offering free Autographed items and books.  I’m open to any suggestions, especially in what direction I should take in specific areas.  Is there a topic you’d like a poem about, send a request.  You’ll be acknowledged in the post and put in a special drawing I will hold at a later date (No time frame yet, and no official prize, although a gift card seems the likely outcome).  Who knows what the future holds, but I would like you all to be part of it.

Did you know I have a short story out on the digital market?

Morning Warning

It’s never too early to be on alert, especially when the weather is concerned, and for Anthony and his family, one morning could mean the difference between life and death.  Friday has always had special meaning during the spring for this 11 year old boy, his 14 year old sister Rachel, and their 17 year old brother Alex. It wasn’t just the last day of school for the week, but also counted as one week closer to summer vacation. However, after a night of heavy thunderstorms and several tornado warnings, this particular Friday has started off with droopy eyes and jingled nerves. With no watches or warnings, and little more than a drizzle outside, it seemed like a smooth day ahead. Fate, it seems, may just have other plans. As they say, it isn’t the weather you get warnings about that should worry you, but rather the weather that catches you by surprise. Will they survive the morning? Read on and find out in “Morning Warning”.

eBook is only $0.99 and AudioBook is only $6.99
Link is below to check it out on Amazon:

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Thanks for reading, and have a blessed day,

A.M. Sawyer

What’s the Rush – Please slow down!!

What a rush, life in the fast lane.
The reality is however, a life in pain.
You miss so much, so little to gain.
Memories so blurred, so very plain.

What was the point, why miss it all?
Just to keep pace, just to have a ball.
The harder you push, the worse the fall.
An empty heart is all that’s left to recall.

So take the time, see the beauty of life.
Sacrifice the hassle, save you from the strife.
Choose the moment, skip the rife.
You’ll find yourself in love with life.

 

Are you in love with life?  Although many of you might actually say yes, the reality is, if you examine the details of each day, the answer is a heavy “no”.  It’s okay though, as nothing is easier than becoming lost within the bombardment of negativity you face.  On the Television, Radio, or even face-to-face, you’re surrounded by the worst of every situation you can imagine.  Sadly, for some, even some situations you’d never wish to imagine.  I want you to read this next part slowly, and out loud.  “Everything will be okay, because I am incredible beyond compare.”

It’s true, whether you wish to believe it or not, you’re incredible.  Even if life isn’t what you hoped it would be at this point, you can change it.  It’s not impossible, because you’re incredible.  It’s not unreachable, because you’re incredible.  It’s not even unrealistic, because you’re incredible.  Yesterday, in my post, I spoke about doing what you’re meant to do in life. (See post here).  Now, you should know that you can succeed in that fated endeavor.  Many of you may be told the two words that should never be said  “You can’t” (Or “I can’t” if you truly are your worst enemy).  These words are poison, and nothing more.  They hold no meaning, except for what you allow them.  They should be removed from your vocabulary, period.

Personally, every time someone speaks of Autism, all I hear is what they can’t do.  I’m mildly Autistic, and all three of my children are Autistic.  I can tell you right now, it’s all crap.  My kids still struggle with the “I can’t” because, even with us removing those words from home, they still hear it every day.  They get told they can’t do this because of Autism, and they hear others be told of what they cannot do.  A fact of life is, if someone is treated as broken, they will soon act that way.  With Autism, and early diagnosis, this has become the problem.  My kids can do anything they put their minds to do, even my eldest whom is considered nonverbal.   He shows me with every door he breaks through, because others refuse to open them for him.  He shows me with every test he passes, despite them saying he would never catch on.  He can do anything he wants, and you can do it too.

Slow down in life, and fall in love with yourself all over again.  Be whom you were meant to become, and help others do the same.  Show the word community can have meaning once again.  Finally, recognize that you ARE incredible.  Say it again, and say it every single day.  “I am incredible beyond compare”.

Speaking of Autism, I have my own book that touches on the subject:


The Realities of Autism: Misconceptions

What is Autism? There are the socially accepted answers, and there’s reality. If you’re a parent or relative of an Autistic person, you’ve probably noticed that reality doesn’t seem to match what they tell you. This book takes research from various Autism programs and studies, and factors in real life. Each section outlines and researches a different misconception faced with Autism, including environmental factors, possible reasons for Autism, and the truth about intelligence concerning Autism. There’s also learning games and information that focus on the individual, not what they consider as an illness. We’ve been in the dark ages for far too long about Autism, and now it’s time to shine in the light of hope. What is Autism? Let’s begin the journey for truth together.

Paperback is only $9.99, eBook $2.99

Buy a copy at Amazon by clicking here.

 

Thanks for reading, and have a blessed day,

A.M.Sawyer

 

A Fresh Start – From a hotel to a home

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:

Shattered Reflections: A Poetic Collection

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

Buy on Amazon by clicking here

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Shattered Reflections: Poetry in Chaos

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

Buy on Amazon by clicking here

 

Thanks for Reading, and have a Blessed Day,

A.M.Sawyer

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Virus Activated… The Fun of a PC with an infection

Did I hit enter, or manage to delete?
Even turning it on is a remarkable feat.
Why would such an easy task go in vain?
A virus has busted my motherboard again.
Was it an email or that open network I used?
leaving my hard drive fragmented and abused.
Did I pick up a bug while watching porn?
My fan is wheeze like an obnoxious horn.
Great, now my information is on the loose,
As the malware tightens that digital noose.
Blue, black, and even some shades of green.
This is all that remains of my Hi-def screen.
As my technology has become a paperweight.
All I can do is reboot and wait…..
Now Loading…..

 

Hey folks,

Welcome, and thanks for coming by on day one of my new push into the writing world.  Although this post, fitting in with the theme of the poem (Yes, I had a nasty computer virus, but I’m better now.), is short, and lacking more details and links to stuff.  That will change as I get my computer back up to par, and delve into the written word.  Thanks for reading and hang around.  This is only the beginning.

Blessings,

A.M.Sawyer

Drawing Closer….. Did you miss me?

As the 1st draws closer, I wonder what the future shall bring. On my end, comes an entirely different approach to the writing world. Great new stories, plus some rewrites that will turn tested material into epic tales for you to enjoy. I’ll be fighting this war on two fronts, setting up and pushing material on my website, plus putting pen to paper on novels that I need to share with the world. This will be allot of work, and allot of fun.

One thing I would like to note, in an attempt to raise money for my work, in the coming months, there will be things available to purchase exclusively on my website. These things will include Short Stories, Art, and other possible items, including a full length novel. Who knows what will come up, but be sure that I’ll share it here. Thanks for reading.

A.M.Sawyer

The Long Absence…. Did you miss me?

Time is both graceful and chaotic,
Testing mind, body and spirit.
You either bask in the life you pick,
or you eternally fear it.
My chosen profession plays on both,
Choices of life and work in divide.
Although there has been plenty of growth,
There are times I wish I could hide.
Challenges plague me to the core.
Yet opportunity has been staring me in the face.
Will I have the strength to find the next door?
Or will I burn out from this overwhelming pace?
I have come so far, yet I have only begun the work.
The future I dream drawing ever closer to light.
My personal turmoil is no longer there to lurk.
Time, it’s my turn to finally win this fight.

I’m Back!!!
6-1-2019 it all begins again, and this time I will win.
New campaign, new goals, new projects, and a brand new spirit I will spread throughout the world.

I will never stop, I will never give in, I will not be caged, I will always win.

“When you never give up, failure becomes nothing more than a stepping stone to success.”

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