This 106-page book of poetry almost didn’t happen. The poems contained within were in a box hiding from the light of day, some hiding for more than a decade. Visions of publishing posthumously, a la Emily Dickinson, were what I had in mind for these poems. A new friend prompted me to allow her to see the box, then helped me pull out the best of the poems, demanding I publish them in a book.
Through putting this book together, I found most of these poems revolved around what happened when I either fell into or fell out of love and what I learned from falling once I picked myself back up. Hence the title “Lost Loves … Found Strength.”
One of the biggest proponents of my writing once claimed:
Deanna has plumbed the depths of human emotion from her personal struggles. Each poem touches a chord in my life experience. She knows: she has been there. Light the fire, warm cup of hot chocolate and cuddle up with a significant other and join her. ~ Dana Freeman
My only hope is that you feel the same about my poetry as my other readers.
Enjoy ~ Deanna