For those of my loyal readers who've come here thinking this is a new story, I apologize. I decided to turn the original "Inside It's a Different Story" poem into a series of them. You see, a creative frenzy has struck me and I've entered several contests to see how it all goes.

Because some contests prohibit me from publishing until judging is over, updates may be a slow process, but updates there will be. I've got a binder half-full of them just waiting to come out of the closet…

Every time I update with a new poem, this page will also be updated with information about it so don't skip it! That said, I will now shut up and let you enjoy the art of poetry writing…

About the Works

Inside It's a Different Story: This poem has officially been published thrice along with many others from talented authors in three collections. I just received word a week ago of its third publishing. I was simply ecstatic of the honors it received! The story behind it is not a pretty one. I was severely depressed ad mentally exhausted, more so than the average down-in-the-dumps person. I won't go into detail, but once you read the poem you'll see what I was almost about to do. But I am over that now, and healthy as can be, so no need to worry! While I write this let me just say...If you are currently suffering from depression and are secretly planning your own demise, please don't do it, it's not worth it. "You Don't Know Me" by David Klass saved my life. Perhaps you should give it a try.

It may save yours.

September 18, 2007: Good news! The International Library of Poetry has just decided to publish this in a book that will be called Immortal Verses. It is sheduled for relese on the Winter of 2007, though they tell me the name might be changed. In this book the outline will be a little different. They are giving me the choice of displaying my profile by my poem. I'm very excited about that!!! I usually only get to put my name by my works...

An Essence We Conceal: For those of you who don't know. I am an artist. I have what some call The Artist Eye. I see through everything and find beauty in everything, so this work was also very personal and very current. It is currently being judged by a scholarship committee because, guess what, I need money for college! This poem was also the catalyst for the many others to come.

September 18, 2007: I'm so excited! I just got word the League of American Poets is publishing this!!! This is the first publishing of this poem, but my fifth publishing in all. I am very lucky and so excited!!! The book will be called A Celebration Of Poetry

What Love, We Do: Just submitted as a contest entry. I honestly don't know what came over me when I wrote this. I've never been in love, so I don't know how it feels. All I know is that I was reading Stephenie Meyer's Twilight and I started wondering how it would feel for me to love someone else romantically. I don't know if the quintescense of the emotion was well captured, I'd appreciate some feedback for this.