As I write these poems and the stories of others that desperately need to be told, I find strength and desire to give others a voice that do not have one, those that have not found it yet. I write so that you may find hope and access a power in yourself that you didn’t know was there. No matter the season of life, I encourage you to find grace for yourself and confidence in your search for strength within to create something positive with what you have been given. Value yourself with your imperfections because you have a place and have much to offer with the gifts you have. It is okay to rest, to not feel okay, and be right where they are at in the moment—it is okay to be human.
The following is a compilation of poems titled “Currents and Tides”. The chapters being “Reef ”, “Low Tide”, “Rip Tide”, and “High Tide” represent landmarks in our life, the highs, struggles, and pains. Each poem in its designated chapter provides insight via stories on how to navigate the waves of that particular season in one’s life. What is your “wave”? How do you face it head-on?