Sometimes the words flow from my hand like so many waterfalls and at other times you couldn't beat a word out of me. That's life's mystery, I suppose. Life's adventures. A great deal of writing is insight; the kind that is learned when you realize truths and hopes in yourself that were not previously known to you.
Those truths come out a lot in this poetry, like a new found understanding of oneself. It's therapy from the heart and mind to the page via the hand. It's magic, it's beautiful. Secrets... is the beginning of my journey to know myself and to know you. For me, love relationships and life itself are "Scarytales". The average person is ill-equipped to deal with these adventures of life. There are 13 chapters of 13 poems each in this collection, symbolic of true "Scarytales". Please enjoy your adventures and thank you for sharing mine.
Born and raised in an upper poor neighborhood in St. Augustine, Florida USA, the author was the fourth child and first son born to a Georgia sharecropper's daughter and a Florida lumberman's son during the hot dog days of summer in 1950. Having survived the parent's nasty divorce at the age of 12 and two years of foster care, the author began writing at the age of 14 in an attempt to find some truth, some pleasure and some hope in an otherwise crazy life. And now, at the age of 55, and living in Orlando, Florida USA, the author still is pursuing those fate-full dreams and adventures. Secrets... is the beginning of those adventures.