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The best idea I ever came up with that gave me an “ah ha!” type of feeling was when I decided to leave the education field and pursue a full-time writing career.  I loved writing stories, poetry, and journaling since I was a child.  I still remember writing stories, drawing the illustrations for my stories, then stapling the pages together to make homemade books as a child.  Writing has always been in my blood, it’s been my safety net during troubled times in life, allowing me to record my true thoughts and feelings about issues that arose.  It has been an outlet to turn to. Helping to release bottled up feelings and providing me with a reprieve from negative thoughts that threatened to poison my mind and block out my positive nature. 
     Once I set my mind to following my dreams of becoming a full-time writer, I created my writing company Rainbows of Happiness LLC dedicated to a special angel who had been taken too soon from my life.  She is the reason I have been motivated to go for my writing dream, helping me to realize that life can be unexpectedly cut short so we must live in the moment.  She is my rainbow of happiness in life, so there was no question about what my company should be named.
     Since the time of my company’s creation this past July, I’ve authored a short story Always In My Heart which was chosen for the featured showcase gallery on awritersgallery.wordpress.com, had two poems published on poetreecreations.org, one to be published in the Spring 2014 edition of The East Coast Literary Review, one poem chosen for the Winter Solstice Initiative, became a regular contributor for Smile magazine creating their cover story and articles, was chosen as featured poet for the featured 4 by MUTT online staff, was interviewed by Idea Creations Press, have an upcoming interview with Book Shelf in Feb 2014, have created my company webpage for Rainbows of Happiness LLC, self-host 4 blogs (3 on writing, poetry, and any writing topics that intrigue me, and 1 photography based blog for sharing tips, advice, and displaying my photography along with photographs sent in by followers), I’ve written articles on various topics including fashion, jewelry, shoes, photography, health, exercise, skin care, and education that have been formatted and used on various websites, blogs, magazines, and ezines,  and most recently I have become owner/moderator of photography community Magnificent Moments Captured Through Film, (I’ve been taking pictures since receiving my first camera at age 8), on Google+ which is expanding in membership faster than I ever imagined! 
     Who do I owe credit to for my success in writing and photography?  Why to my special angel, my real rainbow of happiness!  Had she not shown me the fragility of life, the fleeting sense of our existence, I wouldn’t have been spurred to work to hard to follow my dreams of writing and photography to fruition.  I am thankful every day for the hand life dealt me, for being able to know my special angel, even briefly, because ever triumph I achieve, every obstacle I face, I know she’s watching, helping me stay strong and urging me onward to fulfill my dreams for the both of us!
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I just found out that I was chosen by the staff of MUTT online as the featured poet for this month!  This places me in their featured 4 section where a poet, writer, artist, and photographer who works their heart out is recognized each month! I’m thrilled to be chosen! Please visit http://www.muttonline.com/index.cfm to view my complete profile, poetry submission, or photography submissions! Thank you to the MUTT staff for reconizing my efforts!

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Christmas Magic
     Hearts race, excitement mounts,
days counted down to this final moment.
     Coursing throughout my body is childlike glee,
strains of “White Christmas” drift melodically up to my ears.
     Eagerly throwing covers aside, racing down the stairs;
every bit as enamored, with the twinkling lights of beauty as when I was a child.
     Dad cooking Christmas breakfast, mom setting the table with special holiday china.
     Excitement, and memories of Christmas past;
encircle my family, enveloping us with love.
     Lively chatter; anticipation increases,
dishes gathered quickly, remains of our morning feast still evident,
all head towards the glowing tree.
     Happiness ensues amidst colorful bows, balled up pieces of tissue paper;
gift boxes strewn about in haste, as gifts are revealed.
     Hugs, kisses, words of thanks exchanged,
upon discovering treasures within brightly wrapped packages.
      Contentment fills the room,
family members pose for photographs,  arms linked as one.
     Christmas tunes play continually in the background,
creating picturesque moments forever captured in hearts.
     Smiles, good tidings, celebrating with loved ones,
moments unmatched, incomparable to any other!

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My Christmas Wish poem promoted on poetreecreations.org View then follow http://gettingthefinalword.wordpress.com A Veil of Enlightenment for more poetry.

My Christmas Wish to Santa – Promote Yourself.

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Reality harshly dawns, tears flow softly,
attempting in vain to cleanse the body of loss.
Heart aching in pain, steeped in longing,
yearning for a life; a brief glimpse of a face.
Unknown by your eyes,
familiar to your body.
Lost too soon; gone before this world,
Judged her, affected her, stole her innocence,
Forever pure, her soul remains untainted by time’s passage.
Vision of perfection in a mother’s heart,
the legacy of this missing link.
Every hope pinned to this angel’s existence,
washed away when she ceased to appear.
Heavy with grief’s burden,shoulders sag,
under the world’s weight, destined to revolve despite her lost love.
Internally struggling to stay afloat,
through waves of sadness, depression, and anger.
Wishing to exchange her presence, for a momentary glance,
upon the face of her child, anchored permanently to her heartstrings.
Willing to move Heaven and Earth,
to maintain that sacred connection.
The residual bond that eternally holds mother to child, surpassing earthly boundaries.
Felt strongest by the individual missing a piece of themselves,
the day the light of their lives was extinguished permanently.
Time advances, yet this cord of emotion,
remains forever attached.
Winding tightly around the heart,
reminder of what might have been.

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Life’s Next Year!

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Secrets of the Future
The glowing sun sets,
another year draws to a close.
Future dreams call seductively,
tempting in their promise of secrets undiscovered.
Tantalizing knowledge unbeknownst at this juncture of time,
mysteries untold, foreshadowing the years ahead.
Leading a life, uncertain at times,
wishing I knew what was to come to pass.
Eyes squeezed shut, creating my wish,
desiring happiness in the days ahead.
Optimistic regarding my place in this world,
yearning to learn which path destiny  chooses.
Drawing a deep breath, preparing to extinquish,
the lone flame flickering from a sole candle.
Pausing briefly, reliving moments, flashing through my mind, consisting of  scenarios past .
Remembering lost loved ones,
recalling fond memories wistfully.
Opening my eyes, a smile playing across my lips,
extinguishing the bright flame, commencing life’s next year!

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HOLIDAYS REMEMBERED

Autumn colors disappear from trees,

chills of winter are felt in the air.

Gathering together for a holiday meal,

family members laugh heartily; reminiscing over memories from the past year.

Delicious smells waft seductively from the kitchen,

taste buds salivate,  anticipating homemade offerings.

Family begins to congregate around the table,

as the browned turkey is placed  proudly in the center.

Sounds of delight are heard upon viewing the beautiful spread,

loved ones pass warm bowls piled high with mashed potatoes and fluffy rolls.

All give thanks for another year together,

then dive hungrily into the delicious foods on their plates.

Soon, much too quickly, the meal is over,

guests drag themselves home, full, but content.

At night they dream happy thoughts of the day passed,

looking forward to the next time that all will gather together to celebrate.

Happy Early Thanksgiving to all!

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