Erika Heslop Martin
Biography of Erika Heslop Martin
Erika Heslop Martin a.k.a. Poetess Er is a multi-talented, young and inspired Poet born in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the Author of: “A Poetic Revelation”, “The Power of Words” and “A Poetic Journey”. Her poems have been published in the Sunday Gleaner and the Jamaica Observer and her Book Launch of: “The Power of Words” was featured in The Jamaica Herald. She has been featured and interviewed by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) for television (TVJ) and radio, Nationwide Radio, Love 101, RJR, Power 106, Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) on the Writer’s Block and the Love Zone on CVM Television. Erika does poetry presentations locally and internationally at a wide variety of events and ceremonies and is also a motivational Writer and Speaker. She is a member of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica, JAM Copy, Poetry Society of Jamaica, Jamaican Writers Society and a member of her church choir. She is also an Accountant by profession and has worked in various capacities in the Financial Sector. She is an outstanding past student of Camperdown High School, a Bank of Nova Scotia Foundation Scholarship Recipient and a Business Graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica in Accounting and the University College of the Caribbean in Financial Securities Management. Her family and friends describe her as being: a genuine person, humble, pleasant, expressive, god-fearing, trustworthy, loving, lady-like, strong, intelligent, resourceful, bold, hardworking, self-motivated, and ambitious. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing poetry, reading and surfing the internet, taking pictures, modeling, acting, singing, listening to music, dancing, traveling, watching movies, speaking Spanish, planning and organizing events and cooking delicious meals. She is a faithful mother of twins (boy and girl) . Her career dream is to be a successful Business Professional and a Bestseller of her books of poetry. Her books are currently at Bryan’s Bookstore in the Springs, Andrew’s Hospital Pharmacy on Hope Road, the University College of the Caribbean Book Centre on Worthington Avenue, Bazba Theatrical Players Limited in Jamaica and available worldwide on Amazon.com. You may connect with her on her face book Author’s page Erika Heslop and twitter page Erika Heslop Martin. Some of her poems can be read on poemhunter.com and watched on youtube.com. Erika is in love with Poetry….
Erika Heslop Martin's Works:
A Poetic Revelation (can be purchased on amazon.com)
The Power of Words (can be purchased on Amazon.com)
A Poetic Journey (can be purchased on Amazon.com)
Erika Heslop Martin Poems
A Peaceful environment, Calm, cool, comfortable, A place of complete relaxation. The place of reflection.
I Am Blessed
I am blessed, With God in my life I am not stressed. In the mornings, I awake to the unique sounds of nature, Birds chirping, the wind blowing the leaves on the trees,
I Am In Love With Poetry
You are beautiful to me. Your presence is powerfully wonderful. You have a special way with words that electrify my soul. Your personality is hypnotizing.
Psalm 100 Inna Patwa
Cum mek wi shout fi jawy to di Lawd! Cum mek wi shout fi jawy to di Lawd! Mek everybadi know seh yuh happi fi praize Him. Serve Him like yuh glad bag full up, full up.
Woman Have Heavy Load
Woman a noh heavy load, Woman have heavy load. Dem can never seh dem bored. Work load, man load, 'woman a badmind dem' load,
Music, marvelous, magnificent, memorable, Magnetic, mesmerizing, melodious, Soother of the soul, silently sinking into the sub conscience storing Sensational sounds significant to making life a little more interesting.
A strong woman, A married woman, A black woman, A Jamaican woman,
A Poetic Revelation
Artistic juices flowing, A lover of words, Lyrically sweet, Inspiration unlimited
Inner peace and joy, Floating on thin air like clouds in the sky, Filled with love and positive thoughts, Untouched by negativity,
A mind programmed to wait, To endure negative periods, Optimistic, looking forward to something positive, Tolerance at its highest level,
I Have Hope
As long as I inhale and exhale, I have hope. As my Creator sustains the heart beat, I have hope. As I open my eyes to a brand new day, I have hope. As my ears continue to enlighten me with the magical sounds of nature, I have hope.
I Love You
When you asked me if I loved you and I said no. I lied, I don't know why I did. But I know that I love you and you know it too. So why did you ask me that question?
I Am Like A Flower
Shower me with your love and attention And see how well I bloom in your garden. Your smile is like the sun that brightens my world. Your sprinkles of wetness strengthen my roots.
My Love Cocoon
Love flows from my love cocoon It overflows from me to you Like a cup that is full and overflowing My love is overflowing
My Love Cocoon
Love flows from my love cocoon
It overflows from me to you
Like a cup that is full and overflowing
My love is overflowing
Like water rushing down the mountains and into the oceans
My love cocoon overflows
My body is full
Filled with the juices of love
Strawberry, cherry, pineapple and grape.