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Getting Home – Now Available
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Lesson 4: …to be surrounded with the positive
I’ve learned that I am too easily affected by negativity, so I must fill my life with positive people.
The End – Poem
Pounding screaming this constant noise
No more control nor need for ploys
Inner turmoil with such unrest
After the years all lived in jest… Suicide is never the answer.
Anguish – Poem
Within my mind I build you up
I put you up quite far
I make a wish and have a dream
And pain of truth I bar…
Change – Poem
Everything still looks the same
Everyone’s still here
There’s not a thing that’s really changed
When held up to a mirror…
Journal – Poem
Open books lay on the table
Facts about a man not able
Tell the story few want to know
And how a man put on a show…
Lesson 3: …to not say, “Just kidding”
I learned to be vigilant with the words that escaped from my mouth. Internally, I ask myself, Am I sincere in what I am about to say? How will my audience interpret my words? Are they kind and upbuilding?
Smile Today – Poem
The peace of sleep shattered by the dying
The rising sound of a baby crying
Roused from the bed I preset today’s stage
There’s no good news on the newspaper page…
Love Song – Poem
There is a song I once did hear
That brought me joy and peace of mind
Of lovers found and thoughtful leer
With one for each of all mankind…
Friend or Foe? – Poem
I wrote this poem specifically to work out the obsession with alcohol of Tom Jacobs, the protagonist in my debut novel, Getting Home.