Treasure Island

Barbara Vanier

(May 18,1962 / a very small place in Florida, USA)

Biography of Barbara Vanier

Barbara Vanier poet

I would appreciate, if you have the time, to leave me your interpretations of what you read here. I enjoy the many aspects of thought that others have upon reading my poems. I was a young farm child. I moved to a fishing village when I was abut 10 and mother remarried. Somewhere around 12 I guess I was molested by my brother. It took years to realize it wasn't my fault and that what happened was wrong. In those years I found many self destructive habits. A constant through it all however was my desire to write my thoughts and feelings in poems or songs. At 46 I still do this today although the addictions are no longer present. Being able to put my thoughts and feelngs to pen has always made me feel better and sometimes allowed for a bit of healing as well. Three failed marriages and four children later I will continue to write. It may take time but I will try my best to share with you who and what I am.

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Dreamer

Shake off delirium sanity it has it's price for pain
question, are you sure this is the game to play
mental disease trapping, trap, tapistry hangs in mine
curl on up you'll fall right off the edge of world devine

The beast is outside waiting this choice is up to you (good bye)

Falling down the bending ladder storys flying fast
pray to God and wake up before you hit the ground

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