This is volume one in the Experience Life in Poetry series, a series that reflects observations and emotions at any given moment in life from childhood to present time. Think of moments that stood out in time for you. Moments that made you laugh, made you cry, made you think or made you sigh. Hopefully, you will experience these same emotions through the poems in the book whether it’s wonder, laughter, understanding or something all together different. I hope it makes you think or makes you feel.
This volume contains more than 80 poems organized in the following topics:
– Random Life Observations – these include random thoughts and observations experienced in life such as fishing (from the fish’s point of view), having a cold, nature, making memories, and more
– Parenthood From the Parent’s Perspective – this section contains expressions of joys, struggles, frustrations and fears felt by parents everywhere
– Growing-up From the Child’s Perspective – these include reflections on parents, peer pressure, high expectations, first loves and more
Enjoy your journey through life in poetry!
Targeted Age Group:
16 and up
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I have been an avid reader since I was a young child – happily sacrificing TV and playtime in order to read a good book. I have been capturing observations, feelings and events in poems and stories since middle school. As I have grown older, I continued to write and create stories to entertain family and friends and to help celebrate life’s special moments.
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I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Human Resource development as well as my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
I live in Kansas with my husband, teenage son and our two gorgeous, ornery and energetic Scottie pups (Conner and Zoe). In my spare time I enjoy photography, spending time with family and friends, and traveling around the world with family.