Behind The Eyes Of Paradise – Author Joanna Maharis


A woman stands near a deserted beach

holding her most precious possession;

her child, a baby girl wearing a simple

but beautiful little dress.

She has a look of despair, an agony

not willing to go away from her


Behind her is a palm tree in a pot

to represent some hint of paradise.

However, behind the eyes of paradise

is a tormented soul longing to be set

free from a darkness holding her prisoner

to her past, and present circumstances.

One thing she’s certain of is her child

who will somehow light the path away

from the darkness beholding her.

For it is she who will save her mother

from anguish, giving her a reason

to go on living, focusing on her set

destination, because she now has

a purpose in life.

Her purpose or calling is to be a tower

Of strength and support for her child

Who shall make her even stronger

As time progresses.


© Joanna Maharis

Behind The Eyes Of Paradise Cover

Excerpt from the book “Behind The Eyes Of Paradise”


About the Author

Throughout the years, Ms. Maharis has done plenty of writing.  It is her greatest joy.  Writing enables her to explore worlds through the written and spoken word.  She enjoys being creator of lives which would have never existed without the power of her imagination.  Aside from being a writer, blogger, and published author, she is co-caregiver for her elderly grandmother.  When she isn’t writing, she likes to workout at the gym, cook with her aunt and grandmother, and delve into a good book.  Every book she reads sparks her curiosity.  Her own published works consists of Dominica’s Inferno (a novel), Japlin And Japlin (a novella), Peering Through A Streaked Window (a collective work of poetry), and four ebooks.

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2 replies

  1. Very nice write!


  2. Good, grounded. Helps me understand those with children , what they draw strength from and what is different about the strength I draw, from where ? with no children.


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