Shattered Living

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Justice K. Chambers' debut work, Shattered Living, touches on the fragility and darkness of the human state when suffering with mental illness. In this collection of fifty-two poems, she takes the reader on an eye-opening journey of inner turmoil and loss of self, then brings them to a place of acceptance, where they can learn to cope and find their light in the shadows again.

May not be suitable for YA.

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The Possession

I did not know you,
I did not let you in,
You had no right to strip my soul from within

I could not hear you, see you, or give you a touch,
But you took me in haste, I know this much

I tried to fight you, kick and scream;
You still took over,
Rushing into me with your evil scheme

I tried to breathe, but you were choking me
Why can't I see you?
What the hell could this be?

The physical toll excruciating,
Slowly turning into the monster you were creating.
I could not grasp onto you,
Do you have a name?
God help me I am going insane

You took everything I once was and knew
You took a bite and had a good, hard chew.
I slowly figured you out and gave this possession a name
You are called anxiety, depression, and pain

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The Beauty of Grace

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A collection of poems written through a journey of grace and faith.

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Is it Enough

 

What if this is it?
Is it enough?

I loved
I taught
I touched

You used me

 

Even when my heart was far from you, You used me.

 

I don’t need accolades
You used me to touch a life

That is enough

A small pebble can break the surface of the ocean

 

“Do not despise small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin”     ~ Zechariah 4:10

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Five Stars! *****

While this book was written by a women, and I suspect is largely for women, I have no doubt many men will be rewarded for reading it as well. Further, age shouldn’t be a limiter. Today’s youngsters (and oldsters) are being subjected to what they might believe to be unimaginable trials. Without the kind of hope expressed in this book, the wrong choice might be seen as the only choice.

Surely, this is a book written from a spiritual perspective by someone who has risen from deep anguish. "The Beauty of Grace - Writings of a Broken Life Healed by Grace" serves up short, but direct, messages of inspiration to seek The True Healer...the real choice.

This old guy enjoyed reading this book and I feel stronger because of it.


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Painting Life with Words of Encouragement

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In Tony Amico’s debut work, he takes the reader on a poignant and thought-provoking journey with his musings on self-discovery and the meaning of life. Follow along as he delves into his inner-turmoil on the darkest of days, and then pulls you into a place of hope and inspiration as he colors your world with words of encouragement.

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Marbles

Tomorrow the sun will rise, much as it did on August 25, 1993. It was a "Steel Blue Sky" as I recall. My Son, Michel would spend our last day together. Little did I realize it then. I certainly would have altered the course of events. We had breakfast that morning at "The Mid Valley Diner" (No longer exists), Michel claimed they made the best omelets. From there we traveled to South Scranton. We were preparing for a cellar entrance way. Excavating by hand. It was there he gave me the last things that would ever pass between our hands. 3 marbles. (I still have them) As we dug, the first of which was light blue. He tossed it to me; I missed his catch, but picked it up and placed it in my pocket. The second one he dug up (a bit darker in color, but also blue) and threw my way, I caught. And placed it in my pocket. And the third of which was much smaller than the other two and a much deeper blue, I caught also. And placed in my pocket.

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I remember the day as if it were a video playing over and over again in my mind. And every August 25th I will relive every moment as it plays out. But the marbles will always be a significant part. You see at the end of the day after losing my Son, being devastated and exhausted, in the wee hours of the morning, still in shock, I suppose…. I recall emptying my pockets, and finding those now oh so special marbles. Realizing what was in my hand, they now represent a significant part of him and I. The first marble, the one I missed, represents the part of his life I missed, when I wasn't paying attention and failed him as a Father.  The second marble, darker in color. The one I caught, is the part of him I never lost sight of. And continue to hold onto. And then there's the third and last of the marbles, small, dark blue. It represents, what’s left of me without him. And although there is such a great and precious piece of my life missing; and regardless of the many tears I've shed, on so many August 25th's, I recognize, that the sky will be "Steel Blue" again. I have many reasons to laugh and smile. I have the memories that only God and Michel could have given me. And my faith is as strong as it has ever been. Encouraging me to encourage others. To do my best. To leave a "Respectable mark" on this earth. If for no other reason, than to honor my ‘Michel’.  And tomorrow, the marbles will be in my pocket. They are the most valuable of my material possessions. They are "Priceless" in any sense. So if you happen to see me in your travels on that day, ask me if "I have all my Marbles". And I'll show that I do indeed.

Till we meet again, my boy, I love you with all my heart, deep to my very soul.

Your Father

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September 2018
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A book that I could not put down....

LOVED this book! I read it from cover to cover the second it arrived. It’s profound, hilarious & truly heart-wrenching. Wow! The imagery the author portrays is so vivid & close to the heart that it can’t help but touch & transform you.


 

 

 

 

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Seasons and Sentiments

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Embracing a broad range of subjects, styles and moods, this book of contemporary poetry represents nearly a lifetime of the poetry composed by Maron Craig Bielovitz. Always in tune with nature and the seasons around her, Maron has brought those impressions to life here while also sharing some of her personal photographs taken along the way. Rhyming, free verse, somber, sentimental, alliterative and just plain fun verses are here for readers of all ages.

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Creative Dreamer

 

As I lay me down to sleep, into my consciousness should creep

two headed dragons, castles with moats, owls and love-struck kitties in boats,

frogs being kissed, white horses prancing, a handsome prince and his princess dancing.

Is that a mad hatter or a magical wizard riding side-saddle on a slippery lizard?

 

Words become images that morph into words. Sentences look like a string of blackbirds

They soar through my head as I lay on my pillow, eyes full of grit, brain turned to jello.

I know I must slumber and get some rest so I'll wake up creatively feeling my best.

How can I draw, how can I write when I cannot get to sleep at night?

 

With the dawn comes the dread I must roll out of bed and get my head on straight.

I will get a blank paper and dream up a caper if I really concentrate.

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My brush will reveal in color that’s real a wonderful illustration.

It will all come together. I’ll be light as a feather with a feeling of jubilation!

 

It’s a bit of angst, a touch of strife to experience a writer’s life.

It’s reaching inside and showing our worth with every gem that we unearth.

And in the end there’s only this…it’s revealing our soul, sharing our bliss.

It’s taking a space that’s empty and bare and creating something magical there.

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