Watching As Passion Sleeps

by Toni L. Streeter



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/07/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781420861518

About the Book

Watching As Passion Sleeps, is a collection of poetry that was written to touch different pieces of my life. All of us feel and live things in our lives that we think we deal with alone, not realizing that there are others that feel the same so I would like to share some of my life with my readers. This collection also explores what comes to light as we sleep. Many pieces were born from dreams and nightmares because I feel we express a lot of our wants and fears when we’re sleeping and sometimes we don’t want to realize we’re doing it. 

I hope that this book will be enjoyed by others as well as felt by those who may feel some of my words and know they aren’t alone.

Please enjoy.

About the Author

I was born in a small town in Tennessee on December 5, 1962.  The middle child in a family with five kids, I was a bit of a free thinker but at the same time, as normal as most children.  My parent raised us very well and gave us the love and discipline that we needed to become strong, family-oriented adults.


As a young girl, I found writing to be an outlet for me. Being a middle child is not that easy, I wasn''t much for crying on anyone''s shoulder and I was always a bit of a loner; therefore, I wrote my feelings much better than expressing them vocally.  If my memory serves me correctly, I think I started writing poems around age 14.  My favorite poet at that time was Edgar Allen Poe, only because his work was the first poetry that I actually felt. You could see and feel his pain in his words and to me the writer as well as the reader should feel poetry.


Now at the age of forty two, with a teenage daughter who happens to be the love of my life, I write most of the time for my own pleasure and relaxation. The content has changed in many ways from when I was a child, but the basis of my work remains the same. I write what I live, feel, and see.