One of a set of letters between Edgar and Emily, in print in the A Poet's Journey series.
MY DEAREST EDGAR
I’ve read your post of yesterday,
More times than I can count or say
I cannot seem to speak or hear,
Except your words within my ear
What do you mean by nevermore?
My heart, my soul that I adore
Where is my love of latter-day?
Who spoke of dreams that made me stay?
We will be one through thick and thin,
Nary a word from kith or kin,
Could part our hearts and souls once more
I pray to all that does remain,
That mean you not in your refrain.
Nevermore is not meant for me,
But some form of insanity.
That your temperance has not detained,
Your love for me your Emily.
A RAW LOOK INTO THE HEART AND SOUL OF ONE WOMAN, WHO LIVED THROUGH AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER-COASTER, YET RETAINED HER ABILITY TO SEE THE SILLY SIDE, AND THE BEAUTY IN THE WORLD - A POET'S JOURNEY: EMOTIONS BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP
A Poet’s Journey: Emotions is Ms. Bishop’s first book of adult poetry. In its pages, you will find the good, bad, and beautiful of being human. It is divided into six categories, Love, Death, Betrayal, Nature, Villain or Hero, and Silly Me. The verses include a glimpse into the heart and soul of one woman, who lived through an emotional roller-coaster year, yet retained her ability to see the silly side to things and beauty in the world around her. If you like poetry, this is the book for you if you have grown up thinking poetry is difficult to understand, pick this book up for, within it, you might find something that will resonate deeply with you. This unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, the poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost. It is must-have addition to any library.
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A Poet's Journey: Emotions by Marta Moran Bishop is a wonderful, emotional journey through the poet's life. Each poem beautifully portrays a series of emotions, bringing the words alive. More than one poem will appeal and speak to each reader, resonating deep in the soul. Lovingly crafted by Moran Bishop, the poems reveal bits and pieces of her life.
Below, I have listed & discussed a few of my favorites:
My Dearest Edgar and Dear Edgar - haunting poems full of deep longing for a kindred spirit. It's obvious that the poet's author can't have the one person she wants above all others.
Betrayal - full of sorrow and emotional pain. At one time or another, each of us has felt this sort of emotional burden.
Enough - Builds on 'Betrayal', showing the poet's resignation to a situation and deciding she's had enough.
Tribute to My Mother - This is a beautiful, loving tribute to a wonderful lady. Though it was written specifically for the poet's mother, the love and warmth expressed could be for every mother.
Death, I Am Not Afraid - is a unique look at death and dying. There is no apprehension on the part of the poet, only a defiance. In this poem, she speaks to Death, accepting the inevitable, but vowing to live her life to the fullest.
Walk on the Rainbow - Weaves lovely imagery, leaving the reader uplifted.
Puddles - a fun, joyful look at what most consider a nuisance. It takes the reader back to the days when we were children and purposely jumped in every puddle.
Craigworth Dimpleton - is a tribute to a beloved family pet. It brings a smile to the reader's face.
Hitchhiker - Although it's about a mouse, it reminds me of a trip I took with a tree frog plastered to my windshield. It's a charming, uplifting poem.
Bit of a Bookworm - I really identified with this poem. It is so me!
A Poet's Journey will delight the reader making them alternately happy, nostalgic or sad. It is an amazing and intricate voyage through life and love in all its aspects.
I highly recommend A Poet's Journey for anyone who loves poetry and even those who claim not to understand it. The language is clear, the emotions easy to comprehend. It's a wonderful book to read and share with a friend.
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Take a trip back in time, to the days when the Gods walked, and one woman held the memories of the tribe, and called on them to guide her clan during the good and bad times. The Choosing by Marta Moran Bishop
In a world where the Gods walk and their spirits commune with mankind, there must be those trained while in a trance to intercede with them, for the good of the tribe.
Mondoani, a young woman, is chosen by the Gods to take the place of the Old Mother upon her passing. Is this frail young woman strong enough to hold the spirits of the Gods when they descend?
For it will be her responsibility to hold the memories of all those who have lived before. These memories of the past are the keys to the survival of her people and she will need to find the strength of spirit and body to help protect and lead her people. For they must travel across the dead lands and snowy plains to a place they can safely spend the winter or die from starvation in a land devoid of rain.
But before she can accomplish that she must choose an apprentice from among the young girls and women, someone who can take her place should she fall.
Will Mondoani’s youth and inexperience condemn the tribe to death or will she rise above it and with the help of the magical world choose correctly?
Mystical tones...a touch of the allegorical
The Choosing is a story with interesting mystical tones and a touch of the allegorical. It speaks to the harmony that must exist between people and the gods for the bounty on earth to be renewable. The passages that portray rituals used to honor the earth and its gifts were memorable to me.
Strength and vitality are prominent traits in the main character. Mondoani is no ordinary girl; she has been chosen by the gods to be the tribe's new Memory Keeper when their Old Mother dies. The Memory Keeper plays a most significant role in the tribe. She is the conduit who is entrusted to intercede with the gods for a tribe's survival: to ensure safe passage to the place where food, water and safety are assured. This task is daunting for Mondoani, fraught with fears that there will not be enough time for her to gain enough knowledge necessary to keep the tribe safe from famine and death. Mondoani, however, never wavers from tackling the immense responsibilities given her at such a young age. The author wove her words carefully, finding some balance in tone between Mondoani's worry and confidence, her fears and courage.
The last few chapters offer an unusual twist to the story. The ceremony to choose an apprentice for Mondoani was dramatic, with surprising revelations involving various gods intermingling with the tribe. If you enjoy allegorical stories, this one will appeal.
A SUSPENSE-FILLED SCI-FI, DYSTOPIAN, ROMANCE, AND MYSTERY WRAPPED UP INTO AN IMAGINATIVE, FUTURISTIC TALE THAT WILL GRAB YOU FROM THE FIRST PARAGRAPH - NO FREEDOM BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
Can humans survive the android uprising?Paislee Hobson is born into a world struggling after a war that killed most of the world’s population. Rebuilding has been accomplished through androids developed by and under the control of The Institute. The human population has been divided into strata.
>>>An Artifical CompanionPaislee, a legal clerk, is a member of the upper stratum. Her recent boyfriend dumped her. To avoid another heartache, she purchases a human-looking android companion, Pellegrin. No one suspects Pellegrin is not human. He arouses and satisfies all her desires and is a polished companion and conversationalist in public.
>>>Murder and Missing PersonsWhen strange things begin to happen around the courthouse, people start acting mysteriously. Some disappear and others are murdered. Pellegrin’s true identity surfaces as he slowly and methodically takes over all aspects of Paislee’s life. She is in turmoil trying to find a way out. The love of her youth appears and she longs for a life that is denied to her.
>>>Can Paislee regain her freedom or is she doomed to a life under Pellegrin’s control?
Silver Medal Winner: Readers' Favorite 2019 International Book Awards --Fiction ~ Dystopia
"No Freedom by Inge-Lise Goss is a suspense novel with a splash of something for everyone. It's fantasy, sci-fi-, dystopian, romance, and mystery all wrapped up into one imaginative, futuristic tale...grabs you from the first paragraph! I can honestly say that out of the dozens of books I've read this year, No Freedom is one of the top two. I loved it. The author did a great job of making it feel realistic despite it being a fantasy/sci-fi read...The engaging plot, excellent writing style, grammar, and punctuation makes this a five-star read (and higher if I could). This is a future movie!"--Kristy Vee, Readers' Favorite Reviewer ★★★★★
A POIGNANT TALE OF TWO AGING NURSE MARE'S WHO'S SOLE PURPOSE WAS TO BREED, SO THEIR MILK COULD BE USED TO NURSE A HIGH DOLLAR MARE'S FOAL - A FOR PROFIT BUSINESS WITH THE ONLY CARE IS MONEY - THE NURSE MARE'S TALE BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP
THE NURSE MARE’S TALE Is the story of Dinky’s mother Sadie, to her friends. During the time before his birth, she recalls the loss of her first baby taken from her by vicious wolves. At the barn, humans refer to her as Ghost for she is all white and very quiet. After Sadie gives birth to Dinky, she must endure another loss, when he is ripped away from her, so she can nurse a more prominent foal destined for greatness. After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as they have become too old for breeding and nursing.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the nurse mares that have given everything, and received little in return?
The ending may surprise you. It is a poignant story that will make you cry and rejoice.
THE NURSE MARE'S TALE Is the story of Dinky's mother Sadie, to her friends. During the time before his birth, she recalls the loss of her first baby taken from her by vicious wolves. At the barn, humans refer to her as Ghost for she is all white and very quiet. After Sadie gives birth to Dinky, she must endure another loss, when he is ripped away from her, so she can nurse a more prominent foal destined for greatness. After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as they have become too old for breeding and nursing.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the nurse mares that have given everything, and received little in return?
The ending may surprise you. It is a poignant story that will make you cry and rejoice. Karen Vaughan - Author The Laura and Gerry Mystery Series
YOU ARE MORE THAN YOU MIGHT BELIEVE - YOU CAN START, RUN, & MAKE A PROFIT WITH YOUR OWN BUSINESS - LET BILL BENITEZ HELP YOU - THE HANDYMAN'S GUIDE TO PROFIT
Start making money now as a handyman using only your home repair skills. Twelve chapters of valuable how-to information teach you how to:
*Find new customers
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Everything you need to know to succeed financially as a handyman. No fluff or hype, just down to earth details on exactly how to make money using your present skills.
Five Stars by Handyman
Get started in the right direction. I researched a lot of books on this subject before I chose this one, and I'm glad I did.
A family member bought me some books on starting a business and they didn't really cover any of the information I was looking for. This business is a business however you sell yourself and your abilities, not a product made somewhere else by someone else in a rented space.
This book was informative and gave practical knowledge and experience that was easy to understand. I would recommend this book to those who are thinking about going out on your own, and those who already have...
WHAT PART DO YOU PLAY IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS? BILL BENITEZ AWARD-WINNING BOOK RELATIONSHIP MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE
When I decided to write this book on relationship, my wife Barbara was surprised and cautioned me by saying that she would not dare write such a book because it was such a varied topic with so many nuances. That scared me because she is certainly more qualified to write about relationship than I am. I hesitated for a while.
Most of my writing had been on housing, business, woodworking, even publishing, but nothing on relationship. It's an expansive topic and I wasn't sure if my information would be of real value. I considered that all my books are based on first hand experience and realized that even though I'm not an expert, I have a life time of experience in relationship. Based on that I felt able to contribute something helpful to some readers and I feel good about this book.
Grady HarpTop Contributor: Children's Books
HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars `Relationships are not about competition between partners. It should be about giving and taking.'
Reviewed in the United States
A. William Benitez's career is not as a therapist (his work included the construction business, governmental housing official, woodworking, IT manger for Hyatt Regency, founder of Positive Imaging, LLC writing and publishing) and he succeeds in this book about Relationships because of the gentle manner in which he relates his insights. He has an innate understanding about relationships that work (he is currently happily married for 23 years in a very strong and sustainable marriage) and ones that fail (his first marriage of 17 years ended in divorce) and has the courage to admit that he is one half of each relationship - a gratifyingly honest approach to view life in retrospect as well as with introspection. Or as he states, `My goal with this book is that, as an individual, parent, grandparent, spouse, and lover, I might be able to share just a small amount of information you might find of value.'
As far as the structure of this warm book of supportive guidance is concerned the author states, `This book contains ten chapters entitled: What Is Love, What is a Good Relationship, Fostering and Nourishing Relationships, Harming Relationships, Mutual Respect, Boundaries, Marriage, Breakups and Divorce, Helpful Tips, and Final Thoughts. All the chapters contain information based almost exclusively on personal experience that I hope helps to create safe, happy, and healthy relationships.' And from that platform for discussion we join Benitez in a drawing room atmosphere of heart to heart conversations about each of the topics he outlines.
His highlighted phrases scattered through the book are gems to ponder, phrases like `Love is caring for another person enough to want for her what she wants for herself, even if what she desires is not in your best interest.' After making statements such as this, Benitez dissects it, amplifies it with either personal experiences or postulated ones until we understand the concept completely.
So much of what is shared here is not earthshakingly original: there are therapists and erudite textbooks that serve that purpose. The reason Benitez succeeds is that he is so open and straightforward in the way he discusses those elements of humanity that must be respected in every individual in order to bond with another individual. His suggestions on how to nurture a relationship are simple but so often forgotten (as in the infinitely important art of conversing), his explanation of how to respect boundaries is as solid as anyone has written, and his definitions of how relationships can be harmed is especially poignant (and he is not afraid to discuss spousal abuse openly).
A few other phrases that stand out: `Regard your partner with consideration, appreciation, and acceptance just as she is, not as you believe she should be. Accept and value your partner's point of view even if it differs from yours. Honor your partner's right to privacy by not intruding, interfering, or spying.' `Boredom and predictability can hurt relationships as can the lack of joy and spontaneity.' This is a book of wisdom from experience - one that will touch many aspects of each reader's viewpoints and hopefully will provide examples for change where change is needed. Grady Harp
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars IT MADE ME THINK AND TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT MY OWN ACTIONS
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
Mr. Benitez’s book RELATIONSHIP helped me take a long hard look at what I could do better in all my relationships and in particular those with my husband.
What part do I play in the issues that arise in our marriage on a daily basis?
I found this book extremely helpful and insightful too.
A MURDERER IS LOOSE IN THE HOSPITAL AND DORA STEPHENS CAN'T REFUSE THE CASE - FATAL LIMIT - A MEDICAL THRILLER BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
A Murderer Is Loose In The Hospital
Dora Stephens can’t refuse this case.
When she witnesses Sheila, the aunt of her best friend, stagger out of the hospital and die from a traffic accident, Dora’s private eye instincts kick in. Something’s not right. Sheila had no known enemies… but someone wanted her dead.
Digging into the circumstances of Sheila’s death leads Dora on a devious path where she encounters lies, drugs, betrayal, and infidelity. She uncovers another mysterious death and stumbles upon a dark secret kept by some of the hospital’s top staff and privileged doctors.
Sheila was not the only nurse who had an affair with the hospital’s star surgeon. Would one of her romantic rivals stoop to murder? Or had she learned too much about the well-kept dark secret?
Fatal Limit is a spellbinding medical thriller that will keep you turning its pages. In this taut and gripping story, greed, love and envy come together to create a deadly toxin. And the only prescription is… justice
5.0 out of 5 stars Staggering into an accident, what was it that killed her?
Dora Stephens, a private investigator, is about to pick up a nurse, Sheila for a drink, when she witnesses her staggering out the hospital only to be run over by a car. Dora can’t believe this has been merely an accident, even though at first glance, the victim seems to have no enemies. “Has Sheila been given a large dose of Activan?”
The story is told in Dora’s voice, which makes it personal. Lies, drugs, betrayal, blackmail, and infidelity come into play, including Sheila’s secret affair with a surgeon. Did she have any rivals for the attention of her lover? Could jealousy be the reason for this murder? Can an antidote for it be found?
The suspenseful writing has its moments of humor to relieve the tension. “I intended… to plant a bug on him, though I didn’t have a clue where I would put one… Why didn’t men carry purses with them? Bugging women was so much easier.” Armed with a nurse’s uniform, a pair of oversized glasses, and a bob-styled auburn wig, Dora’s best weapon is her wits.
From the horror of a psychopath killer with extraordinary powers, to true ghost stories, and stories that leave you wondering, if there is a place for everybody or if some are really just lost in their own minds, you will find that story in this collection of short stories by Patricia Moran, Marta Moran Bishop, Roman Nyle, and Pat Marsden. Patricia Moran grew up in the Washington DC area. She spent her entire life writing, be it for the local newspaper or her stories, and poetry. Her stories are sometimes children’s stories, and others are paranormal.
Pat Marsden grew up in Northern Minnesota and shared a love of reading and writing with her large family. She spent most of her time taking care of her children and working outside the home at various careers. She had a love of animals and found joy in the simple things of life.
Marta Moran Bishop is the daughter of Patricia Moran, she inherited her mother’s love of reading, writing, as well as her mother’s written work. In some cases, they were published with only editing, and in others, Ms. Moran Bishop, completed her mother’s work. Ms. Bishop has over thirty books and stories in print. Roman Nyle lived and worked in Chicago, IL, except for the time he spent in the Army in Vietnam. He loves to read Stephen King type novels. He writes in a Twilight Zone, horror style, and loves to have his villains to be very creepy.
Thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories. Most were different from the usual paranormal stories as they ended leaving the reader to decide what will happen. Fun and entertaining.
A brilliant NaNoWriMo award winning crime fiction drama with twists and turns.
Meet the Jackson brothers, plotting and planning to cash in on ill-gotten gains.
Ben Jackson is the target, but laying their hands on his ranch isn’t all that easy.
Why kill a man for his ranch? This is going to be a bumpy ride for Ben.
Ben has to endure freak accidents, being shot at and a close friend who becomes the enemy.
With no proof that the ranch belongs to Ben, his brothers pursue their quest, only to find their plan foiled while family members sit on the side lines with a totally different goal in mind.
This crime fiction drama full of an assortment of characters will have you wondering from start to finish.
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