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Didi Oviatt

Author of suspense novels Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. As well as the short story collection Time Wasters and (co-author of) The Suspenseful Collection.

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Poetry

Happy Fathers Day!

May the fish jump to shore without effort,

May your beer stay a’ plenty and cold,

May the laughter of your kids surround you,

And may the love from your family be bold.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY, DADS!

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#poetry Review: Versions of the Self, by Christy Birmingham 4.5 stars

MY REVIEW:

Poetry for me is hit and miss. I either love it, or I hate it. It either pulls me in and makes me think and feel deeply, or it puts me off completely. Not very often do I find middle ground. Oddly enough I was reluctant to read this book because I follow Christy’s work on When Women Inspire. I love her approach, as well as the unique and resounding subjects she often tackles. She’s inspiring and supportive, and honestly I was a little worried that reading a book of her poetry might disappoint after I’ve become quite fond of her stuff up until this point. I’ve even had Versions of the Self downloaded on my Kindle for months, just waiting for me to buck up and face my lingering fearful curiosity.

Luckily for me, it didn’t disappoint! Not even close. It was far from disappointing, and I feel even more fond of Christy Birmingham and her writing because of it!

Versions of the Self is categorized by way of events and emotions. Each page tells a story of it’s own, in a very creative way. One thing that I love about this poetry is that it has sort of an abstract feel, yet the emotion poured in also gives it a traditional, old fashion type squeeze. For lack of better words I found it well-rounded, solid.

In this book Christy reveals a side of herself that most people hide. The bravery it took to expose the level of vulnerability here is absolutely commendable. Her heart and soul was tossed around by relationships, both with a lover, herself, and family loss. The angle she took to describe these events and emotions was different than anything I’ve ever read.

Christy has a way of using words to describe physical objects in her own metaphors. It’s such a breath of fresh air to read page after page where every way of thinking is out of the box. This is no cookie cutter book of poetry, and I love it that much more because of this fact. Keep making magic with words, Christy! This is truly your gift!

DESCRIPTION:

Imagine a shift to the way you see the world that arises through poetic narration.

Imagine the world, at its base level, is a collection of selves. These selves collide, disperse, intermingle, and share themselves in lines of free verse. Such is the premise of Versions of the Self, poetry that assumes multiple types of selves exist and relate in ways that alter them. Each of the eight chapters looks at a different type of self, including the singular “I” and romantic interactions. These unique 80 poems definitely color themselves outside of the lines.

Happy LOVE Day! #poem

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I hope Valentines is full of love for everyone..

More so than that, I hope it’s the kind of love that lasts beyond the sun rise and fall of just today!

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To Love The Journey #poem

Time ticks on,

Constant, it’s steady.

As is the journey,

It comes as we’re ready.

We let ourselves search,

Push through fog, and some moss.

But by loving the road,

We handle this trip like a boss.

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Making 2018 Our Bitch #writers #poem

To the Independent writers who charge each New Year,

With a fresh boost of confidence overpowering the cheer.

We lower our brows and draw conscious breath,

There’s no room for stagnancy we’ll write till the death.

The independent road’s rough, it’s yet to be paved, 

We hustle and work to make our own way.

Our bodies know nothing of rest or of sleep,

Our brains are too busy to let in the weak.

 Sometimes we’re distracted and sometimes we get weird,

Our projects have tendency to be permanently seared.

Our characters take over our personalities and minds,

We can never escape them its all part of the grind.

As the New Year approaches so does that itch,

And the confidence is cranked to make 2018 our BITCH!!

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Happy writing, Indi-warriors!! The New Year is approaching and I can’t wait to see what it brings!! I know I have big plans, how about you?

Lost Thought #abstract #poetry

Shouting into the dark,

I scream in the chaos of a cluttered mind.

It has to be in here somewhere.

That one thought.

Its beautiful, and everything, and lost.

My voice carries louder, hoping to reach that lovely conundrum.

Perhaps it’ll hear the sound, follow it, and find its way back out where it belongs.

Supportive Bloggers, 3rd and Final(ish) Poem

So far I’ve only covered a few,

In my supportive blogger poems One and Two.

Today I’m finishing up with so many praises to sing,

Pay close attention you don’t wanna’ miss a thing.

There are so many more and I can’t go on forever,

So if I miss you, I’m sorry, for I’m really squeezing this together!

Cayman Drinks Well With Others, he’s one of a kind,

It’s great to find bloggers with such like mind.

Kristi’s blog is mighty fine,

She loves great books, YA and Wine.

If you want well rounded books then check this out,

Maria’s Library has what you want, of that there’s no doubt.

Pirate Patty is such a delight,

When it comes to Books Books and More Books shes always right!

Giorgiana is a book expert with reviews galore,

Awesome Books Today offers so much more.

Cherylann’s a big supporter and in book world she thrives,

I love every promo and tittle over at Book Addict Live.

Love Books Group is full of fun,

There’s something there for everyone.

Eccentric Muse is sweet, wholesome, and pure,

Covering everything inspiring and sure.

Brickley Jules could be the most supportive of all,

With every single reblog, head-over-heels I fall.

TizziMatic is insanely funny,

Every time I visit this page my day seems more sunny.

Charles French is a master mind,

The best of everything scary, on his blog you will find.

Saving the best for last is what I do best,

By The Mighty Mumford is more loving than most of the rest.

Thank you dear bloggers for reading my crap,

You’ve all turned me into a cry baby sap.

I know that there’s more, and I can’t get every one,

But writing these poems have been oh so much fun.

For those that I’ve somehow managed to skip over.

I’ll do this again someday, and I promise to look closer.

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Supportive Bloggers, 2nd Poem

I’ve created a beast now it’s time to keep feeding it,

As the first bloggers poem I wrote is still getting hits.

With a hundred fifty views and counting my gratitude grows,

If you could see my face for real, I’m confident it shows.

I’ll start with Jo-Ann and her love of creativity,

She’s positive, uplifting, and so great to me!

Our shared love of books makes me sniffle and sigh,

If you look for well rounded you’ll find it at Inspiration Pie.

Stephanie has the most impeccable liking,

If there is a great YA book out there, she’ll hunt it down like a Viking.

The adventure in this blog is jam packed, a precious vault,

To find a young readers quality, stick with Teacher Of YA.

I can’t go on any farther without throwing Danny in,

If you’re one of his thousands of followers then you’re in for the win.

His posts are inspirational and so very supportive,

If you want a touch of the heart then go now to Dream Big.

I have one more today and Susan is her name,

Or you can call her the twitter dominator, its all the same.

To find the best book reviews, you can never go wrong,

By checking first at Books From Dusk Till Dawn.

The scratching of surface has still only just begun,

Hang tight for poem three, more praises will be sung.

Supportive Bloggers, 1st poem

Blogging is a fickle thing,

It makes you laugh, it makes you think.

There are some that I follow who shine above,

So now it’s time to return the love.

James J Cudney you’re at the top of my list,

I don’t have a single post that you’ve missed.

With enough awards and tags to make a weak blogger bow,

You could say I’m a big fan of ‘This Is My Truth Now.’

Kim could be the kindest blogger I know,

Great things are coming your way if its true, you reap what you sow.

You’re bookish intelligent, and WordPress you’ve shook,

One of my most loved reviewers is By Hook Or By Book.

Felicia Denise you’re so on the ball,

From writing to romance, you deliver it all.

Your site is professional with a beautiful face,

I cherish every like and comment from Nessie’s Place.

Karen is sweet and that’s not to mention,

Everything she writes is with care and intention.

Her words are arguably richer than all of the rest,

If you don’t believe me, go ahead… Put Pen & Paper to the test.

Now just for today I’ve only mentioned four,

But don’t you worry there are much much more.

There are so many to mention so please stay tuned,

Your name could pop up here very soon.

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