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April is National Poetry Month!

This month we are celebrating some of our poetry authors and books. Each book, poem and story shares their experiences of love, loss, personal growth and so much more. 

Poetry, literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm.


The author displays her vulnerability and openness in this collection of poetry, which spans the last twenty years of her life. She deals with such themes as lust and love, as well as illness and abuse, among other profound and relatable topics. The overarching theme, though, is that there is hope and triumph throughout all experiences, and is a poignant reminder that there is light through the dark. Faith also serves its purpose during all of life’s most magnificent and most heart-wrenching times.

For me this book is not just a book…

It’s an achievement It’s a reward It’s a helping hand

It’s a token for my success

This book is a gift to those who thought

I wasn’t enough

To those who thought

I wouldn’t achieve anything

This book is the story of my life…

Poems to the Homeless paints a graphic picture of the poor and the homeless everywhere in the world on a given day. The poems elicit deep feelings of sympathy and compassion towards those who once may have been whole, healthy and productive individuals, but who are now broken, and some beyond repair or help. Many are on the street, begging for food, heat and shelter. The poems also address the great indifference and complacency of individuals and institutions who may have the power and the means to make a difference in the life of the poor and homeless, and help make society more just and humane.

Poems to the Homeless has been written to sensitize and motivate the readers through schools, social and religious groups, private networks, churches, volunteer organizations, and for those who may be searching for an excellent fundraising item when working with the poor and the homeless, and encourage greater awareness and financial and practical involvement.

LOVE, LIFE, LOSS, AND LONGING is a poetry anthology separating poems about the philosophies of the world, or main aspects of reality, into four categories. Each of these categories serves in the text as a chapter, herein called books.

The first section, LOVE, talks about the good.

The second section, LIFE, discusses what is.

The third section, LOSS, deals with the bad.

The fourth section, LONGING, touches on what isn’t.

Together, all four make up what our emotions tap into when we experience things: the good, the bad, what is, and what isn’t.

The order of the poems starts with the two most positive renditions of philosophy, namely the good and what is.

The second half of the text leads us into more difficult hurdles, such as the bad things and what doesn’t really exist. The poems are not written in sequential order by date, nor alphabetical order, and are assembled entirely at random. This randomization reflects the way in which each of the four aspects come at us in the world. We never know when we will be feeling good or bad, or feeling a fulfillment vs. an absence.

It is instinctive which of these categories a poem will falls into, and where they should be placed in sequence.

This anthology uses words that all start with the letter L because of its special powers in terms of energy when it comes to language.

At the end of the book, the reader should be able to relate to many of the poems and be able to have a more positive outlook on life overall, knowing that even though sometimes things are bad, they can also be really, really good. And if we didn’t have the absence of things, we wouldn’t appreciate them when they are there.

Poetry that opens your mind to lead you to Explicit Thoughts.

In Explicit Thoughts there are several chapters that deal with love, relationships and sex; all of these things that we can grow and learn from and be better at.

As a young man I believed that sex and relationships didn’t go together. Now as a grown man I understand that they are one and you need the both of them. You can have pleasurable sex by properly educating yourself, along with relationships with real communication. The poetry in Explicit Thoughts will help you open your mind and bring about divine feelings.

After you are done reading Explicit Thoughts you will be versed in erotic and melodic thoughts that you can share and enjoy.

“Hi there. How are you feeling today? In case no one has told you yet, I just wanted to let you know that I think you’re pretty awesome, I believe in you, and you are so much stronger than you think. Also, it’s okay not to have everything figured out. I’m still figuring things out, too. We’ll figure things out together. It’ll be an adventure.”

Inspired by the conversations we have with our friends around the kitchen table late into the night, Kitchen Table Talks is a space for you to come home to yourself and remember that you’re not alone. These pages contain relatable stories, tools you can use on a daily basis to center yourself, and simple reminders that it is okay to be human in a world that sometimes feels like it’s moving too fast.

This book is for you. You can take it with you or keep it on your kitchen table and read it when you need a boost. Think of it like a friend that’s there even when you have no one to talk to. With Maia’s simple words and practical wisdom, Kitchen Table Talks will leave you feeling grounded, supported, and ready to take on whatever challenge life has to offer you next. You’ve got this.

“Let yourself be held; you are safe here; you are loved.”

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