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Hello Soupers , Poets , poetess , soon to be Soupers;
I want to tell you a little about myself. I was born in the mid-west , raised in parts of the South ..actually did see "Elvis Presley " behind his cast Iron fence when I was about 5 years old. We lived In a area called "Whitehaven " My older sister used to ride me on her Bike , handlebars before school , and there he was , riding his motorcycle ~
Of course , I did not know at the time what all the excitement was about ..
Well , There is much to say about the past , I have been really an artist since a child.
Aren't we all ? some will beg to differ . Even though my wonderful parents choose to move us around maybe 10 times in school , I still remember excelling in writing stories in English Lit , and Psychology. I will not say , dare I, my form is politically correct !
Actually I could Edit for a very long time, and one thing that is nice about this site , which I recommend to everyone I know, is you can write a poem during the day on a break , come to it later , and Edit . Many times it has been said , Less is more.
I have written about 100 poems ! I have taken 1st place a few times , and this is an amazing accomplishment , for my friends here are so talented . I feel moved when I read the poetry they write . I am inspired by the Contest everyone host , it will bring creativity out in you , when you least expect it to.
I consider all here my friends , a Family that encourages one another , no dark gossip , in other sites I have seen the tearing down of a person on line and they do not even know , or can defend themselves . That is not for me at all , I wish too build people up , not tear them apart.
On that note ..it is a wonderful place to belong !
I just finished my 1st book " Legalized Kidnapping " a true short story, that required Faith to get through . The 2nd part of the book "Poetry " Inspired by ..yes , Pain , Life , happiness, in between tears . I acknowledge this site in my book many times .I am not sure If it will sell many or few, I know there is a strong message I am delivering through my own pain experienced. If one person reads the book and finds something that gives them a little hope , that is enough for me !
This book will be for sale as it goes into print today , I am guessing 4 weeks . Authorhouse is the Publisher , and were they great !
I will be writing a second book , this one Fictional .. and more poetry in between .
I owe everything to my Mother Jean and Father Richard ~ and my beautiful 3 Children and Husband .
I owe a bit to " John Steinbach " having seen his Ghost and renting a home from him ! That is a true story , written in Poetry fashion .
I believe we must suffer on Earth so when we get to Heaven , we then understand all the trials and tribulations no one is exempt from .. all people are born equal . No one person is better then another in the fact we all make mistakes , owning them , and trying to do something different is what creates Character ~
There is a writer in everyone's soul , if you are new to this site Keep on writing , for I have discovered so much Raw talent here .
Updating my 1st Published Book ! "Legalized Kidnapping " by Shanity Rain , available through Barnes and nobles, Author house, Amazon .