What you are about to embark upon is a wild roller
coaster of potpourri, including deep tragedy, humor, naughtiness,
danger-induced fear and completely impossible weirdness. This is a compilation of poetry written since
age 11, and true stories of events in my life.
Most of the stories are meant to impart a lesson to the reader, namely
lessons learned by the author in the process of living them. The more tragic stories have been written
with the victims’ families in mind, and therefore do not seek to exploit them,
but rather to give hope for their futures.
My poems have been inspired by magazine pictures, by
my dreams, experiences, craft fairs or just the boredom of insomnia. Some of the best pieces have hit me around 2
a.m. and I’ve been forced to arise immediately to jot them down lest I lie
awake or forget them. Often, I’m only
given a glimpse of a poem right away, and it can be awhile before the rest
comes, usually after I’ve written it off as unusable.
Again, the stories really happened. I confess to everything. Would I make up such things, indicting