Glenda L. Shank
Biography of Glenda L. Shank
I am the mother/step-mother of eight and of 7 grandchildren. Raised by a bluecollar father and mother, I was illegally adopted at birth. I have survived many things in my life, and they usually come out in my poems. As a former HIV street outreach workers and former chemical dependancy counselor, so of that will probably find a voice also.
I have an AA degree in Human Services and I am a Religous Studies Major, Writing minor.
I am happily married with one child still at home.
Glenda L. Shank's Works:
Published Poems: World Coffee in the anthology Brother, My Cup
The Dance in Pegasus
Glenda L. Shank Poems
Back Porch On A Summer's Day
Mud caked boots from feeding the horses in the last storm, prominent beside the screen door. Cast off end tables, replaced by something nicer,
Carefully selecting photos from the hodge-podge of photographs, strewn across the dining room table, discarding some and keeping others, as if some images
On a precipice I rest a moment, a child's eyes wide with anticipation, fear lies underneath; my changing roles on the horizon, unbidden, yet real.
On a precipice I rest a moment,
a child's eyes wide with anticipation,
fear lies underneath; my changing roles
on the horizon, unbidden, yet real.
Steel cage carries me through white billowed clouds
dreams of a new life, father at my side;
shared existence forming strong foundations
with faint hopes of adventures hand in hand