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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:55
  • eBook ISBN:9781618427533

Memoirs of My Scars

by De'Jon Simons

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Memoirs of My Scars is an intimate collection of poetry written by an extreme burn survivor who learned to find his path and voice while expressing what many cannot find in life. Take the journey with him as he shares revelations and challenges of life while coping with the aftermath of his near death experience.
Memoirs of My Scars is De'Jon Simons' first book of poetry. After almost ten years of agony and hardship, Simons has finally published an intimate collection of poetry that follows his path of self-acceptance and self-expression. The first piece, entitled “I Am Not My Skin”, introduces readers to his world of isolation and pain but the poem ends with the revelation that there is more to De’Jon than his outer appearance. De’Jon’s book has received reviews from the bestselling author of Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate, Mr. Enitan Bereola II, and his ICU nurse from Shriner's Children’s Hospital for Burn Survivors in Boston, MA. Mr. Bereola shared, “Love, hate, anger, confusion, contentment, tragedy, despair, hope, purity, honesty, authenticity, vulnerability – this isn’t a mere collection of words…this book purges understanding onto those who have none.” Nurse Maston of Shriner’s wrote, “One often wonders if there is any life worth living after such an event (the accident). This collection of poetry shows the reader that although there are many struggles after such an accident, there are also many joys to be had in life.” Ms. Maston went on to say, “The poetry is so well written that the reader actually feels what the author is feeling. I became so engrossed in what I was reading and although I found myself crying tears of sadness, there were also many tears of joy.” Since the accident, De’Jon has performed spoken word and has presented in Bermuda and the United States as a motivational speaker. Memoirs of My Scars is his first published literary works. His graphic design projects have been admired by many through flyers and artwork posted to Facebook. He has extended his talents to writing and creating riveting book covers for his upcoming book releases and other local books. Memoirs of My Scars was published by CKC BOOKS, Bermuda’s newest publishing company. Visit to purchase your physical copy of Memoirs of My Scars and to view other books by local authors.
About the author
De’jon Antione Simmons (later changed his name to Simons) was born on March 5th 1988 in Bermuda. He is a well-known Bermudian for his story is internationally-recognized for its motivational strength to move on after a horrific life-changing ordeal. He has also made his mark through endurance and passion for the Arts. De’jon is a poet, graphic design artist and visual arts artist. His work has been admired by individuals in Bermuda and internationally. Memoirs of My Scars is De’jon’s first published works reflecting the hardships and reality that he faced as he began the recovery process after the accident. His writing is inviting and captivating. For more information about De’jon and his books, visit
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