JD Couch co-authors with Jerriann Law on this collection. Most of the poems in this compilation were inspired from true life every-day experiences which had a huge impact on us and brought us our desire for penning their creation. For us, poetry has always been around in some way, shape or form. Sometimes, poetry is the best way to express how we feel; be it about a lost love or an unforgettable place we’ve been that inspired a poem; we write what feels right at the time, since a poem says it better than prose, in most cases.
Some of the poems may make you laugh; others may make you cry, and some may even make you a little angry, and yes, we anticipate this kind of reaction because we are not writing bland words put in a simple child’s poem, but poetry written expressly to get the mind gears turning, and the blood pumping, and the heart thumping, and the thoughts as well as feelings churning. So if something herein did jiggle a bit of anger from a reader; at least know we spoke with honesty, and know it’s hard to please everyone, but maybe that anger is due to being upset that the world is in the shape it is and you want to do something about it; if so, that has been our aim and we welcome you to join in.
We write from the heart; and yes, we’re expressing our opinion by our viewpoint of a given subject that inspired us to jot down each of these poems. The main thing is; whatever Impression you had that was generated by our poems shows we succeeded in getting you to think, and that’s our greatest hope. We want you to think; hopefully, you’ll come to see we meant only the best, and no harm to anyone or anything. We write to ‘wake up’ our audience to the needs in this world; we are all the future’s hope, in the here and now.
If it brought you to feel anything, you’re going to remember that fact. The majority of readers will walk away glad they read this collection, and will want to come by again, later on, for another reading. They were designed to make you think about your life in a whole new way, and maybe you’ll read something here that will help you cross that bridge and walk between an old way of thinking into a better understanding about your friendship with God and son, and the path to joy and happiness.
Jerriann Law, JD Couch