“Just Her Poetry” Blog Tour Day Six

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To celebrate the release of “Just Her Poetry” here’s my portion of the tour!

Finn Facts:

  1. As a child, I loved reading “The Wonderful Worlds of Walt Disney” at my great-grandma’s house. My three favorite stories were: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Dumbo. These books reside with me, now.
  2. I estimate there to be over 300 books in my house. I plan to count them…someday.

Blurb:

Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.

 


Excerpt from THE EMOTIONS: Darkness and Light

 

YOUR WORDS

You feel so powerful and in control.

A keyboard.

Your words.

No consequences.

You don’t see the pain.

Cruel talk.

Shoulders slumping.

Souls crushed.

You’re educating that person.

Never seen.

Haven’t met.

Tears flowing.

You are only spreading your truth.

Its reality.

Their pain.

No dilemma.

They took it wrong and are too sensitive.

Toughen up.

Buckle down.

Who cares.

Wait, you were only trying to be funny?

No laughter.

No smiles.

Only frowns.

What if someone said that to you?

Suffer hurt.

Experience pain.

Feel low.

It’s not effective, it’s cruel.

Keep writing.

Attack more.

Be alone.

It’s your choice to spread negativity over caring.

Give support.

Show love.

Be happy.

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29 thoughts on ““Just Her Poetry” Blog Tour Day Six”

  1. I am a lover of books too which I inherited from my mother. I don’t have the space for that many now but did amass quite a collection in my lifetime. Congrats D.L.

    1. Hi Shirley:) I have some in boxes and in grandkids room. I’ve given some to charity in the past, but its like getting rid of friends. Thank you!

  2. I loved the contrast in Darkness and Light. Beautiful, Denise. Life is too short for negativity. Like you, I love books. Having moved across country a couple of times though, my shelves are not as packed as before. Big hugs 🙂

    1. Thank you Gwen. Books become such a part of our families don’t they? I can see bringing less on a cross country move though. Big hugs back:)

  3. We have needed to relocate several times in the last few years and my daughter and I refuse to leave behind our books. The sofa may not fit into the movers van … but the books make it every time. lol. The poem you shared was powerful, Denise. Congrats again on the new release.❤️️

  4. Sorry I am behind on your fabulous tour, Denise. I’ve been out of pocket and will be playing catch-up for a few days. 🙂 300 books, but who is counting, right? 🙂 I Love it. Fairy Tales were my favorite as a child too. I checked the Grimm’s book of Fairy Tales out of the school library so many times, they had to create a new card for it. 🙂 Love the poem! Very expressive!

    1. I’m happy to see you here today. I hope you had a good time. I miss going to the library like I used to as a girl. That’s a wonderful thing to fill up a card! Thank you Jan glad you liked it:)

    1. Thank you Balroop. This was my protest to internet bullying. My wishes are always with you too!

  5. A very strong poem, Denise!
    I remember watching the Wonderful World of Disney as a kid. It came on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM and I used to get frustrated when football ran overtime, cutting into it. I don’t remember reading any of the books, but I do love the stories you mentioned.
    300 books?!?!? That’s amazing!!

    1. Thank you Mae:) I loved the Sunday night Disney, too. I don’t remember football running into it, but I do remember how excited I would get if it was animated over real humans:) One of these days I’m going to count them all just to see how close my guess is!

  6. Words can be merciless and sharper than knife. I love your poem, Denise. When I drove from Seattle to LA in 1980 with one carload of stuff, I had nine boxes of books. I also collected and stored away boxes of children’s books. It would be interesting when you do count your books!

    1. They can Miriam:) I think its more common now that people can hide behind a keyboard and be cruel. i love that your nine boxes of books came with you to LA. I’m not ready to donate my children’s books yet. I have given some to my grand kids, but mostly they stay here and wait for a visit. I think it will be interesting when I finally do the count to see how close I was to my estimate.

      1. I know, Denise, bout the children’s books. I’ll keep them and wait for my granddaughter’s visit so she can read the books here! I think your estimated number of books are as accurate as it can be!

  7. I had to sell or give away all but about six of my books when we downsized into a smaller house. Books have a special place in my heart…they are my friends. My grandmother taught me love and appreciation of books. I try to keep my grandchildren well supplied with books.

    1. I know Will have to do the ssme thing Karen
      I dread that day. Grandma’s teach us so many important things. I hope I am able to.pass some of that wisdom and books along too. Thanks Karen!

    1. Thanks Robert:) I’m amazed at how people talk to each other on social media in the comments.

    2. I’ve decided not to comment on any of it this voting cycle:) Not that my opinions have changed I realized no ones opinions were going to change! Strange times we live in.

      1. Thanks to your poem I took some time away from Twitter. After two days I feel more relaxed and less angry. I agree with you, I’m not going to change minds, all I can do is vote and work on the problems in my community. No one can fix these problems alone.

    3. I’m happy to hear you are more relaxed. Yay! Im completely agree with you voting is so important. So true we can’t fix these problems alone and we need to start in our communties. Now I’m working on shutting the news off or at least sooner….it is so easy to get overwhelmed.

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