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Huntsville, Al., United States
Author of "The Menopause Prayer and Care Journal" and "Faith Walk". Coming soon, "Beautiful" and "Cousins". I am an Evangelist, author, poetess, a jewelry, scrapbook and greeting card designer. I enjoy photography, cooking and computers! My Cooking Blog is: http://cookiescooking.wordpress.com/


Monday, February 13, 2012

This Writing Life!

As i grow in this writing life, i am often humbled by the people i meet on my journey to self. The poetry groups that i have been blessed to be a member of, have helped to encourage me more than you will ever know. The blog talk shows have taught me so much about myself.

As i was going through some papers a few years ago searching for a document, i came across some stories and poems i wrote in 1977 and 2002. I was very surprised at the pieces i had written and found myself reading them over and over again with profound joy! I started to write again with great passion. My fingers could not type fast enough! Those of you who know my personal story, know the struggle i went through getting back to myself after the stroke i suffered in 2002.

I am happy to say that i have been writing more and re-writing my past works for presentation in the near future. It is time for this baby to be birthed! Time to arch my back and grunt it out! Or as my beloved Brother Bill would say, "Get it in"!
Thank you all for your encouragement and love!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Can't Be

I can’t be

I can’t be with you
I can’t be where you can see me go through the pain
I can’t be what I need to be
To you
For you
With you.

I can’t let myself be myself
I’m not myself
The self that I can show you
I can’t be what I need to be
For you
For me.

I can’t not be me
For you to see
I can’t be what I need to be
For you
For me
But I see
Without you
I can’t be.

©Merie  Cookie Hunter 2002