Laying Down My Pen

by Marlene Wheeler Scott



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 31/08/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781546206101

About the Book

I invite you to read my book of poetry. It was written to reach out to loved ones, family and friends, even strangers at the time. Everyone has pain and suffering and sorrow at some time in their lives. Some deal with it with prayers, finding comfort with others, or some in anger. Each poem that I wrote was for that person and written from my heart. I have written poems of death, birth, funerals, weddings, divorces, birthdays, baptisms, special holidays, and sentimental/memories. As I wrote poems about death, I came to realize that life does go on after death, that death only removes the body, not the soul or our memories. Every poem I wrote, before writing them, I sat in quiet time with God, asking him to help me choose my words, giving me inner feelings of that person. I felt this was a given gift to me from God and my way of reaching out to others. I put no periods at the end of my writings as I want them to continue, to go on and on. I thank you for reading my book of poems. I am honored and I pray and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

About the Author

I live in Santee, S.C., born in Kentucky, graduated in Camden, Ohio.... I joined the Navy ,met my husband, became a Navy Wife...had four children, three sons/one grown and married have given to me nine grandchildren/twelve great-grandchildren. We moved a lot, meeting wonderful people, learned a lot....I learned we are all looking for the same thing.....Love/Peace/Comfort/Understanding/ Friendship....We all have pain and sorrow and a need upon the loss of a loved one. This became a reality when I lost my Son, Mark unexpectedly, leaving a void in my life that is still with me....We moved to a Campground for quiet time where we met wonderful, understanding people....It was here I found a church, where I found Peace/Comfort/Understanding and my calling to write...I began writing Poetry because it seemed to bring me closer to my son....God guided my words, showing me how Precious Life and thte Time He has given us with loved ones is....God said Death does not Separate us, but Unites us. People reading my poems began asking me to write for them, so, began my writing....Without You and God, there would be NO Book....Poems I wrote were from my heart... Seventeen years later, still living on the Campground, same Church...God willing, we will spend our lives here, with each other and ALL my friends and Family.