Flowing Like a River

More Than Just Words

by Ashley Aurthurton Massicotte



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/3/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781418486396
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781468518481

About the Book

Flowing Like A River is a poetic expression of true-life experiences. It covers four separate areas: Love-Friendship-Romance, Spiritual, Children and Nature and, General poetry.


Combining humor with deep, true feelings, Ashley invites all readers to be entertained, educated and to also reflect on their own personal experiences. Though deep and thoughtful, each poem is so simple that persons of almost every age can read, understand and enjoy.


If you want to express your true feelings to loved ones, there are many to suit you. You can even fine a few for Spiritual occasions or simply to reflect on the goodness of God in your life. You can entertain a child, encourage, comfort, make someone stop and think by simply choosing one of these poems. You had a hard day and work and need to relax? Then read one of the Mosquito poems; you will surely feel better.


You are cordially invited. Come on in, be like a boat and flow along on that river of words as they gently flow from my lips. These poems are nothing short of being real; take some time to sit, relax and enjoy.

About the Author

I was born and raised in a quiet rural area named Gomier on the Nature Isle of Dominica. From the time I was small, I always had a love for reading and writing. When I started secondary school, I became more exposed to novels. I was impressed by many of them and as a result, I was inspired to become a writer.

Although my first impression was to become a fiction novelist, life experiences influenced a change to become a poet. During these years at secondary school, I wrote and lost a number of poems and soon after I stopped writing. However, being an English major at Caribbean Union College re-inspired me to get back into writing poems. After all, it had been my dream, so I had to live up to it.

Writing poems has now become a hobby, especially during the early hours of the morning – between 2:00 & 4:30 - when almost everyone and everything is either sleeping or resting. At such times it is easy to concentrate and to reflect on my experiences and also those which others have shared with me. I do not wish to keep these thoughts and ideas to myself; I want to share them with the world. My hope is that these poems will help change the lives and situations of many people of different types, ages and classes. I wish to leave a smile on everyone’s face; I want to connect with the world and make people’s lives sweeter.