From the Author
' is my first book of poetry detailing the ups and downs of my daily experiences of being homeless. These poems were written in my truck, at homeless shelters, and at libraries. They were also written in Composition notebooks - free hand style. In the library I started typing these poems into Word. When I was in the process of writing this material I had an uncanny premonition that my words would one day be published. Both 'Dark Waters' and 'Lifeline
' were written between 2009-2010. I wrote these books with the homeless in mind, for each of us has a story to tell. This is my story. As my friend Kathy Haumann wrote me in reference to Dark Waters
- "It is very well written, but sad, and sometimes it was difficult to read. I really hope this gets published - this is exceptional." A
nd my friend Frederique Vincent wrote - "I like the idea of documenting your journey through homelessness. People don't know what it means. People don't see much farther than their own comfort.'
From the Back Cover
came about in 2009 when, for the first time in my life, I was facing homelessness. I would soon be living in my truck or in homeless shelters in the immediate area. Having been writing poetry since the early seventies, I decided to document my journey and experiences through word pictures. I began writing at fever pitch. Soon I had an arsenal of poems and two years had gone by. Thses are my experiences, my ups and my downs. This was my life for two years. I feel I am a much better person since going through these experiences. This book is a tribute to the human spirit and our will to survive through almost anything.