Just a quick note, there's a person who keeps using different names and trashing my poetry, mainly because
he/she doesn't have a clue about poetry or the writing of it. We poets observe nature, humanity, life, death, etc. our poetry is inspired through what we observe, feel, hear. So whoever is the garbage mouth, needs to stop being a critic, because you know nothing about writing poetry. Hope this person is not also bothering other great poets on here. Jealousy I figure.
A musician friend of mine is putting my poetry to music, we're making a CD now and will be bringing it to radio stations here in Phoenix. Three other musicians also want to work together to put my poetry to music. (Country-Western, Jazz and Blues) ,
Also,4th book has now been published here in Phoenix, title is Arizona's Poetical Horizons. Pictures all in color, most of them my own that I've taken over the years while camping all over Arizona.
Almost finished with another book about our Veterans and the sacrifices they and their families have gone through to protect Americans. And a 4th book, Reality Of Imagination for children just started putting it together.
My book, A Bereaved Poet has been published here in the U.S. and is doing very well here in Phoenix, Arizona, it is in it's fourth printing! .
My publisher in Africa said that my book is now on Amazon in the U.S.A. it's called Zones Of Pleasure, people here in the U.S. are buying it. Thank you for your patience, encouragement and support, I totally appreciate and value you and your comments. Thank you, RoseAnn V. Shawiak, a mere poet.
Wishing to thank everyone for reading so many of my poems each and every day, you are the reason I am on this site! Would greatly appreciate any comments you may have on my poetry, they are always a learning experience.
Received a Certificate Of Appreciation in recognition of an important contribution to the ongoing fight against hatred and intolerance in America. My name has been added to the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama to provide inspiration to all those who choose to take a stand against hatred. Presented by: Morris Dees, Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center
Won the Golden Poet Award five years in a row, am in Who's Who in Poetry. Have self-published 31 books of poetry. Twenty more books have just been proofread and I'll be self-publishing them soon. Also, have over 23,000 poems typed into the computer and need to print, proofread and sort them into books to be self-published. Right now I'm behind in putting 70 handwritten books of poems into the computer in book form and then proof and sort them into books also.
Lost and alone, thoughts at a distance, heart heavy
Touched deeply by your life, not wanting to let go,
Spring is here, yet winter has not left us.
It's a time for blossoms to come forth - but they are freezing
from the cold.
Look out a window and see the bright sun shining everywhere,
Men lament that they have no time to do things
needed being done.
Yet, they sit wasting time, watching T.V. for
Leaves, branches, trees waving good-bye to me
and playing a beautiful symphony with the