David Hall

Rookie (September 20,1961 / Alabama, U.S.)

Biography of David Hall

Like many of us poets, life has not been very kind to me. I broke my back in 1999, and again I severely ruptured another disc in June 2006. I am fortunate to still be walking. I have endured 11 major surgeries thus far. At this same time my wife of nearly 9 years asked for a divorce. Between both the physical and emotional pains became more than I could cope with. Next became one of my worse battles, because I developed major depression and attempted suicide. I am thankful to still be alive. Major depression cannot be descibed unless one has been through it. I call it stepping through the gates of hell with no way out once that gate closes behing you.

This is when I turned to writing as a means to release the pains. My writings then turned toward poetry. I spent almost a month in a center for depression. My poems became an inspiration for others that shared the same pains that I did. I discovered the power of words and poetry. I write every chance I get.

I tutor students with disabilities, which brings me so much joy. If my body will allow me, I will become teacher in Mathematics in about a year. I may continue for my Master's because I need as little strain on my body as possible. The doctors warned me to take life slower. Another back injury would put me in a wheelchair and I will suffer with pains that I will not be easy to tollerate. So, I'm finding ways to make myself happy and take life one step at a time. Time goes by too fast. We need to slow down and enjoy ourselves more and the beauty that is life.

I have a wonderful daughter and step daughter that has helped me so much. In addition, my life long friends and new friends has helped through this hard year. I discovered how important friends are in our lives. We will only have a few very close friends that we will love for life.

David Hall

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Wish Upon A Star

Making a “Wish upon a star” during the night
To those tiny specks that are twinkling so bright

When times are hard; you’re feeling the blues
Making a wish may help your dreams come true

When the sun rises; stars fade completely away
Yet the stars are there through every night and day

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