Poster Children – Author Debra McLain

 

Homeless and hungry,

a campfire to keep us warm.

There were no make-believe tales,

of boogeymen hiding in the dark.

We were the main characters,

in a story of unfortunate events.

Living out of a station wagon,

there was no money for rent.

Often, we went without,

no water to scrub us clean.

Sometimes, there were days,

when we bathed in a stream.

Weeks turned into months,

we survived without beds.

Poster children for poverty,

with no roof over our head.

 

© Debra McLain

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”


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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

100% of all proceeds from this book are being donated to the “Starving Artist Fund” to assist writers in becoming published authors. Please support a writer today!

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