I Do Believe
I do believe;
The art of writing poetry is a unique and powerful means of expression, as it can soothe, titillate or excite the reader's sensibilities in one or two stanzas. The collection of poems that I have selected for inclusion in this manuscript are the very essence of deep feeling, thought provoking literature that one could read over and over again and share with others.
The Manifestation of my Christian upbringing evidences itself and serves to strengthen my faith in God and in my fellowman. "I Do Believe" is not autobiographical but it could not have been written without the life experiences that I have witnessed and endured.
I started writing in 1980 but kept my poems and essays a secret from everyone. In 1984 I contracted spinal meningitis and as a result, suffered severe memory loss, some hearing loss and partial loss of manual dexterity.