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From the Author

'Dark Waters' 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."  And 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.'

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Dark Waters 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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 86 pages
  • Publisher: America Star Books (February 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462667295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462667291
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,491,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been writing poetry since the seventies and am now a published author. I have lived in Indiana, California, and now Virginia. A few years ago I was homeless for two years. I took that experience and started writing. By the end of 2010 I had enough poems for two books of poetry. And I am still writing. In 2013 I fulfilled a long time desire of mine by writing my first novel 'Blackstone - Rising From the Ashes.' This was soon followed by its sequel 'Waking Up the Phoenix.' Both books deal with the paranormal and intense spirituality. I am presently working on a third installment to the series called 'Resurrection.'

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James E. Allison on April 21, 2012
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I give this book a five rating due to its exceptional writing and timely subject matter. The author documents his experience with being homeless, destitute, and living in his vehicle for some two years. Each poem gives a different experience, a different emotion, and lets you the reader climb onboard to live with him through these moments in his life. This is not an easy read, but well worth the time and effort given by the reader. The power of the human spirit is documented and lived out in the pages of this book. In only 86 pages the author captures a brief moment in his history and lays it out in word pictures that prick the heart and illuminate the mind. A must read for poetry lovers and those more leaning toward human interest stories.
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