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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Sorrow Stone
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:32
  • eBook ISBN:9781626755840

The Sorrow Stone

A Journey Through Loss, Grief, and Healing

by D.D. Roebke

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"The Sorrow Stone" By me, David D. Roebke, is a collection of original poems based on grief, loss and hope. My goal in writing this book is to help fellow Griefwalkers find a path to healing through understanding. Each poem is like a snapshot of a month, week, hour or minute I experienced walking this lonely road. Join me for a while.
It never occured to me to express my grief through poetry. While praying one day, the idea came to me while reading some of my other poems. What a good way to show you how I was feeling and dealing at that one moment in time. When I write poetry, it is meant to be read, in print. You who know will see I use many poetic devices; metaphor for example. I use vebs for nouns, nouns for verbs, and generally break every word processing or writing rule there is. If you read "The Sorrow Stone" at face value, you'll miss the meaning. Look for key words which repeat throughout the poems. The words are an allegory like one reference to "Two-a-days", but it does not refer to sports practices. I refer to other famous poems in my writing. See if you can identify which ones. This collection is one of two books with the second appearing later this year. If you're hurting over any loss in your life; a pet, a spouse, an aunt, uncle or parent, consider "The Sorrow Stone" my offering of hope and a likeminded desire to heal. Try to read it when you're alone with time to contemplate and think about how this applies to your healing need. There is no metaphysical application, just my thoughts to you. Join me if you're Greifwalking today. Come and walk with me along life's journey for the next little while.
About the author
David is a graduate of West High School, Green Bay, Wisconsi.. He Joined the Air Force, married Jean McNamara and had two children. Dave is a Scholastic Honors graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University International. Dave worked for Sothwest Airlines for nearly 10 years. He wrote blogs and published some articles on-line. David is a musician and owns copy rights to many original songs. Dave belongs to the Green Bay Writers Guild and is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association. He is currently a Substitute Teacher in Wisconsin.