Poetry & Etcetera




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/26/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781434311481

About the Book



You took my gifts and trampled them in the ground

You stole my knowledge and used it for yourself

You seized my dreams and left me dreamless

You played

My songs and made them your own compositions

You read my unpublished books and put your name on them

You sucked up my love and didn’t bother to look back

Then you laughed in my face and walked away

You took everything that was most precious to me

Now, I am left alone with nothing


When I was a little girl, my blind grandma, Sallie. and I used to sit on the front porch swing, swinging for hours at a time. She taught me songs and stores. Also, she would recite to me, what she called, “Memory Gems”! One of my favorite that has been impressed on my mind all of these years is:


“Standing at the bottom, gazing at the top

How do you ever expect get up there?

If you never try!”


Well, it has been a long time coming; but because of the inspiration I received from my Grandma Sallie many years ago, I am presenting to you a few “Memory Gems” of my own — Poetry & Etcetera — Enjoy!


Tina Cowan Wynn

About the Author

     Earnestine Cowan Wynn attended Booker T. Washington High School

for three years in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated Kinlock High School

in Kinlock, Missouri, in May, 1962. Earnestine holds a Bachelor of Arts

Degree in Psychology and a minor in Elementary Education from DePaul

University in Chicago, Illinois, (February, 1975). She is working towards a

Masters/Doctorate Degree in Ministry of Christian Counseling at Christian

Bible College and Seminary in Independence, Missouri.

      Earnestine participated in the International Toastmasters Speakers Club

in Chicago, Illinois and has spoken at many large functions. She has written

plays and manuscripts for numerous functions for more than 45 years.

Earnestine has been writing since junior high school. She won awards

in junior high and high school. Th e DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois,

newspaper published one of her poems in her junior year in college, (1972)

“Reading, Writing and Arithmetic”.