Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Life in Rhyme: Poetry for battered hearts.

Stephen King says, "If you don't have time to read, then you don't have time to write."

I agree.

Every writer should try to read many, many, many books, and not just in their particular genres that they write in, but in others that they would never dare to read

I've been opening up my to-read shelf and stumbled upon a great book of poetry by author Cindy J. Smith.

Check out one of her poems below from her book They Won't Shut Up.

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You say your love
I do not feel
Swear all the time
It's deep and real

Your actions cause
Such pain and grief
Look to myself
For some relief

The tears I cry
You cannot see
Flooding my heart 
Almost daily 

So do not lie 
The poison kills 
Please give to me
All that you will

If you love me
Let kindness flow
Then mine I can
Freely let go

Cindy Smith was born in southern NY State and raised in a small town in Upstate NY.  Cindy has lived in many different states from Maine to Florida, in this wonderful country. She now resides in Indiana, with her husband.  She has worked a variety of jobs during her life- waitress, department store associate, certified electronic technician. She is currently employed as an over the road trucker. 

 When she is not working or composing poems, Cindy likes to read, listen to music and do arts and crafts. Through all her experiences, she had voices in her head dictating poems. The voices would not relent until Cindy wrote the poems down. She invites you to eavesdrop. Cindy self-published her first book of poetry, Voices in my Head in November 2011. Her second, They Won't Shut Up was released by CH&BB Publishing July 13.