Midnight Confessions

The World as Seen Through the Eyes of an Autistic Poet with MS

by Joy Olree



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781458221308
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781458221285
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781458221292

About the Book

In Midnight Confessions, poet Joy Olree, a self-described autistic poet with MS, presents a collection of user-friendly verse reflecting on her experiences with the world and her readings and studies of the Bible. She offers her opinions on a wide range of topics and invites disagreement and discussion.

Midnight Confessions

In the twinkling of an eye they came, the memory snatchers.

First it was the short-term memories, then the medium ones.

As time went by, more memories seem to leave, but she never

forgot her God and she never did not pray. I put my hand on

her bed as she breathed her last breath. I prayed, “Thank you,

Lord, for making it possible for me to be there.”

As I sit here in the lighted room, the dark outside, I miss my

stepmom. Tomorrow is Christmas, a time of celebration, and I

think to myself, Do I have anything to celebrate? Most of my

family has died. I still have the children and the grandchildren.

I guess I am blessed, and is that not the way of life? Us older

folks die, and the young take our place, unless there is some

unforeseen unexpected tragedy.

But I have much to be thankful for this Christmas. See, because

of my decision to take care of my stepmom at the nursing home,

I now have a new set of friends. A nursing home full of friends.

Thank you, stepmom and God, for making this possible.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, humanity.

About the Author

Joy Olree is a Christian who writes poems and paints with acrylics on canvas using toothpicks. She has Asperger’s syndrome and MS and writes poetry based on the world as seen through her eyes. She currently lives in McKenzie, Tennessee.