I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend,living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have been writing since I was 12 years old. Writing helps me say what's really on my mind but am too afraid to say out loud. My poems are written from emotions, from that place deep inside of us that we try to hide. I have been published in 3 poetry compilation books over the last 3 years. I dream of having my poems published in a book all my own some day. In the meantime, I will keep writing and expressing myself through verse. All of the poems entered on this site are my own original works. I retain all rights to these poems.