One of the reasons I haven’t been blogging lately is because I’ve been very busy gathering together over 40 years worth of my poetry from old journals and scraps of paper all over the house. I finally decided to put them altogether in a collection that could be publishable.
The result of all this gathering work is “124 Poems for God, Love and Light Conquer the Night”. I love this book. It might not be the best poetry out there, but it’s mine, coming straight from the heart, and often from a heart that was mired in seemingly insurmountable quicksand of despair and darkness of the depression with which I struggled for most of my life.
I’m proud of having survived…proud, glad, relieved and inclined to celebrate waking up to each new day as a tremendous accomplishment. There were many, many times when I thought it would be impossible a) to get through even one more moment, b) to get through even one more day, and c) to get to a here-and-now that I would be delighted and happy to wake up to….at one time in my life, that was unimaginable to me.
But here I am. In a really good here-and-now. And “124 Poems for God” is the story, through poetry (many of which were originally written as songs I played on my guitar), of constantly reaching out of that quicksand and despair, reaching for light, love, hope and whatever I could find that would help me get through the next step, the next bend in the road, the next safe ground.
So here it is, available now on most Amazon sites…and soon it should be available on all Amazon sites. Here’s the link to Amazon.com: 124 Poems for God