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Swinging Bridge by [Welch, Debra Shiveley]

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Winner of Reader's Favorites Five Stars Award, Swinging Bridge is a breath taking account of one woman's rise from the ashes through courage, faith, persistence, and integrity. The tale is told in powerful poems, beautiful prose, and personal photographs to culminate in a truly inspiring story of captured dreams. The book comes together in a collection of short anecdotes and poems that will leave you laughing, crying, aching and smiling. The memoir will leave you begging for more from a truly talented author, loving mother, and loyal friend. 

Jaclyn Kreeger

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Ihave been writing since age nine.  A multi-generational poet, I havealways enjoyed the beauty and flow, the cadence and flavor of words.

Iremember lying upstairs in the old farmhouse, snuggled down in a feather bed,buried beneath layers of homemade quilts.  Fully awake, I would listen tomy mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunts and uncles talking, theirvoices drifting up to me through the heat vent in the floor.  I enjoyedthe music of their speech, the meter: the up and down patterns and the variousinflections and tones of each individual.

Manyof the patterns were the same.  They were from the same family, afterall.  But some had moved away, as my mother had, to the "big city" and herspeech had changed - evolved.  I found this fascinating!

Mawmawsays "Well, I'll red up the table then."  Her voice is deep in her throat,resonant and rich.   Mom answers "Okay, Mother.  I'll help youclean up," this said much lighter and higher in the throat.   AuntLouise replies "Fetch them dishes on over here then, Mam-maw."

LikeMawmaw, she speaks deep within the larynx, emitting the same sonoroussound.   Beautiful!  Exhilarating!  It was difficult todrift off in spite of the caressing feathers and quilts.

Who could sleepwith this verbal lullaby just one floor below?
With this wealth of dialectand poetry surrounding me throughout my childhood, it was no wonder I became awriter.   What else could I do but scribe the music of my family'svoice?

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  • File Size: 980 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Red Road Books (March 12, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 12, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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