Life's Challenges, Experiences and Blessings is an inspired collaboration of poetry by Marionette Simmons about the bumps and curves that life throws at an individual. This book draws you into moments of laughter, joy and tears, with its variety appealing to readers of all ages. It has features of the author's life, travels, family and experiences. As you browse through the pages you will be able to relate some of these poems to your life or someone's life that you know. Each section has a special dedication as expressed by its titles. It has a section dedicated to both Mothers and families, but the ultimate praise in Part One is for mothers. The second part of the book entitled "Expressions" speaks to the lovers, the heart broken and the all encompassed sentimental. Read and see yourself in the words on the pages. Part Three, "Family Time" is a time of laughter and reflection of how people entering your life leave lasting impressions and finally there is Part Four. This section of the book entitled "Time for God" has become my favorite pastime as truly God has opened my eyes and birth this section. It lets you know how God can enrich your life, It has a road map that shows you where to turn when things are going good and bad and directs you to the light at the end of the dark tunnel of life. It's a good read for young, old, lovers and the redeemed. Enjoy.
Marionette Simmons was born; raised and currently lives in Bermuda. One day, long ago, she thought that she was an average girl with ordinary dreams like any other girl her age. She started writing for fun during the latter part of her high school years and sang for kicks. As the years passed by, she continues to write, work, sing and above all enjoy motherhood with her little girl Kelly her one and only precious gem.
She has had opportunity to receive a few accolades from her writing such as a second place award for writing a tourism essay for her island home, Bermuda. Excitedly as she got her feet wet, she entered a series of her writings in her college's Writers Club competition during her studies there. She entered ten pieces and six were featured in their book. What an honor that was for her. Other recognitions came yearly, as she wrote a new Mother's Day tribute for many to enjoy.
She has dedicated many years to writing and has been inspired by many of life's experiences, expressions, travels and family. Marionette decided to step out of her comfort zone and enter her poetry in a competition or two. She entered some of her writing into the International Library of Poetry and had the opportunity to be chosen for their Anthology and also The Whose Who of Poetry. Now her long life dream is about to be realized with her book: "Life's Challenges, Experiences and Blessings".