These poems are the story of my life for the last 20 years. They are about my joy and my pain. They are also what I have learned as a human in this wonderful and dreadful world we live in. My journey is unique as it is universal. I am sure you will relate to my experiences as they come with being human. Good art helps us feel more deeply and may motivate us to reflect on our lives. I hope that I have lived up to that standard. Poetry is painting pictures with words. It touches us on mental, emotional and spiritual levels that stimulates a deeper life. I am a shy person but feel compelled to share this work at this time. May this book inspire your creativity in the medium you enjoy.