Bring Poetry to Freedom – Book Launch Day – September 1, 2011

Filed under: 9-11, Book Release, Book Signing, Poetry, Poetry, September 11th | Tags: | August 28th, 2011
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Wow! Book Launch Day is upon us – Thursday, September 1, 2011 (just 4 days to go).  Bring Poetry to Freedom, 10th Anniversary Tribute to 9-11 has been a gift of love and healing for me and I hope for all those who have an opportunity to read it.  I was recently told that there are a lot of children who don’t even know what happened on September 11, 2001 and that few books describe what occurred in a manner they can understand.  My hope is that by putting the story in the form of poetry that not only children, but many others can better understand the feelings that so many people feel as a result of the tragic events of that day.  My ultimate intention is to help those who were devastated by the loss of a loved one or the events themselves will experience some sense of hope and healing by reading Bring Poetry to Freedom. You can purchase a copy from Amazon.com by just clicking on the Bookcover. If you purchase 2 or more copies the shipping is free. I’ve been working to get the word out about what I consider to be my best work so far.  This has truly been a learning experience since creating poetry seems to come easily, while marketing and promotion of what others have indicated to me is a powerful book, is a bit more challenging.  For those of you who would like to get the word out about this 10th Anniversary Tribute to 9-11, I am very grateful.  If you have any suggestions, please send me a quick email at carol@carolcalkins.com. On Tuesday, September 13th from 6-9 pm I am a sponsor for the Launch Party for Speaking Your Truth, Volume 2.  I am proud to say I am a contributor to this best selling book and look forward to being around all the other contributors who wrote inspiring stories that have touched my heart.  Also, can’t wait to meet all the guests who come to celebrate with us.  I’m pleased to announce that I will have copies of my new book at this party and hope you decide to pick one up for yourself or someone who needs to move further in the healing process because of their painful experience with 9-11.  Here is the link for the Launch Party: http://speakingyourtruthbook.com/launch-party/. Can’t wait to see you there. Finally, I’d like to share with you a poem American People from Bring Poetry to Freedom.
American people
Extraordinary people
Even in tragedy
Exhibit their best
Some might give up
When times get tough
An essence to strive
A drive to overcome
On that fate filled day
Attempts to destroy
Only made us stronger
Determination last longer
Individuals came forward
Risked their own lives
In the hope of saving others
Their heroism forever survived
Despite the terror
Experienced that day
Broke and strengthened the heart
Of this glorious nation
Bring Poetry to Freedom
© 2011 Carol Calkins, PhD
All Rights Reserved

Until next time, feel grateful for all you have in your life and those you love and who love you.

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