Intertwined by Bonita Y. McCoy

Birth and death, they intertwine

Like vines upon an arbor.

They ring about the structure of life

They keep us humble and somber.

There cannot be one without the other

They cannot exist apart.

They ring around the human soul

They tear then mend the heart.

Birth and death, they intertwine

Like gardens gone astray.

They ring about our daily world

They give and take away.

There must be death for birth to rise

One grows out of the other.

They ring around our very being

We glory, and we suffer.

Birth and death, they intertwine

Uncontrolled by man.

One where we are going,

And one where we began.

The two cannot be parted

They share a common thread.

It is the act of living

By which birth and death are fed.

So comes now every man

From birth to death to trod,

And the life that thrives between

Is our testimony to God.


© Bonita Y. McCoy

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.

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