Thursday, May 20, 2010

Life's Journey - Flash 55 Friday, 5-21-10






Life's Journey - Flash 55 Friday, 5-21-10


A dream of mine,
At last come true,
A book of poems,
Long overdue!

I never thought
I’d get it done,
But it moved along,
Once I’d begun.

A lifetime’s worth,
Of thoughts in rhyme,
Experiences gathered,
Over time.

Memories triggered,
As I wrote,
At times, a lump,
Felt in my throat.

Done at last!



Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy 
                                        
All rights reserved.


If you would like to tell a tale in exactly 55 words, post it and go and tell the G-Man
At the age of 65, I've finally fulfilled a lifelong dream. Nothing like taking one's time, right, but as the saying goes, better late than never! Life's Journey, my first book of poetry, is available at https://www.createspace.com/3439758. It will also be on Amazon.com in about a week to ten days.

Life's Journey

Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well.

If you order it, regardless, let me know, since they do not notify me individually who buys it. If you'll send me your home address via email or the private message section of facebook, I'll send you an autographed sticker to attach to the inside. Also, if you like the book, whether you buy it from Amazon or the createspace store, I'd appreciate it if you'd write a review.

Many, many thanks. This is so exciting for me and I must thank Joanne Olivieri for all her help in making this possible!

"The Forensic Nurse" is in this book!



53 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing your book! An exciting way to let us all know in a great 55.

    I'm up:

    Friday Flash 55 ~ The Girl in the Mirror

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  2. congrats on completing the book. that is so cool. and no matter the age you can still achieve dreams...great 55.

    mine is up!

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  3. Congratulation Carmen! Wish you the best of luck..

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  4. Congratulations on your book of poems. If that's the cover, I love it! (Page was slow loading, so I wasn't sure) I've often thought I should compile a chapbook and submit it for publication. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS and well done...
    hugs
    shakira

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  6. Congratulations, Carmen.
    Your effort bore fruitful results..
    You got douceur de vivre.

    ruma

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  7. Carmen, this is fabulous. You went for the brass ring! Way to rock, my friend. (And yes there's a room at my place for you, just not this weekend, as we're in Big Sur. Let me know when you want to head this way!)

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  8. Whoohoo! Congrats! Doesn't it feel good to finally be in print? I got my first publication out just last February.

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  9. It's about time Carmen.
    We've been waiting since Hector was a pup!
    Excellent 55.
    Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

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  10. That's just wonderful news...congratulations!!

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  11. Congratulation on your dream coming true.

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  12. Congratulations, Carmen...and thanks for visiting my site, otherwise I may have not known about you...Love the poem you used as a way to let folks know about your success!

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  13. Congratulations, Carmen, on today's post and on the book. Geore Eliot once said "It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

    Thanks for your kind words on my 55 fiction piece.

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  14. WooHoo! Is that you on the cover?

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  15. congratulations, Carmen, i am so happy for you, i'l surely do check out yours and Jo's books at Amazon when I get the chance.

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  16. well done,
    I am excited about your accomplishment.
    Happy Friday!
    Smiles!

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  17. When I read about Peeps accomplishments, and their happiness--it makes me happy also. Just SO GLAD for you, RNSANE! Congratulations.

    Now...for the second one?

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  18. Carmen, I don't see my comment here, but mine is HERE

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  19. Congratulations, Carmen! Nice 55 word announcement.

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  20. Congratulations Carmen. Would love to read it. Do they ship to India? I will definitely buy when it comes to the bookstores in Bangalore.

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  21. Chef Kar - welcome home to the USA - Sarasota will certainly be different from Milan!

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  22. Brian Miller - I just wish I'd gotten off my duff and done it all sooner. My mom would have been so proud of it...I'll show it to her but she won't even realize what it is now.

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  23. Kamana - I hope I live long enough to get a second book out!!

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  24. Icy BC - thanks for your good wishes!

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  25. Yvonne Osborne - the cover is a picture I took in Bali, Indonesia. I thought that dancer was one of the most beautiful and colorful women I've ever seen. Her poem is in my book. If you do a book, use createspace.com. It's a division of Amazon and you self publish for free!

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  26. John's comments - thanks for stopping by my 55 - hope you check out my poetry book!

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  27. Sh@KiR@ CK - somehow, I never can seem to comment on your page...you'll have to send me your email so I can do it that way! Thanks for
    always stopping by!

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  28. ruma2008 - I wish I had a poem about Japan in my book - I'll work on it for volume two which I'll have to begin on right now since it seems to take me a long time to get it done!!

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  29. Enchanted Oak - if only I could write poetry like you do! You actually should use creatspace.com to self publish a book of your wonderful works. It costs nothing.

    Hope you had a fun weekend at Big Sur!

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  30. Alice Audrey - so what was the title of your book? I hope it didn't take you sixty five years to get it done!

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  31. G-Man - I guess life interfered with my getting the book done! Now I need to start work on another!

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  32. WillOaks Studio - thanks for being happy about my book!

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  33. rainfield61 - I can't tell you how good it feels to have accomplished this!

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  34. Linda Goin - it is a pleasure meeting you! Glad you liked my poem.

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  35. Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow - thank you for that great quote by George Eliot. I had not heard it - and thanks for stopping by.

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  36. Sharkbytes - you are hysterical...me on the cover? I took that photo in 1997 when I was in Bali. I was a lot skinnier back then. That dancer inspired me so much I did write a poem about her!

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  37. betchai - maybe you can get a deal on the two books together! Thanks for the good wishes!

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  38. Jingle - I feel so good about finally finishing that book. I hope I can do another one of these days but, if I don't, at least I've finished one!

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  39. Nurse Heidi - I still have plenty more poetry for a volume 2 but I need a break now!

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  40. steveroni - there won't be a second book in the immediate future. If people actually buy the first - and like it - then it's a possibility!

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  41. PattiKen - it seemed appropriate to use poetry to let people know about my book!

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  42. Shiju Sugunan - Shiju, I don't know about India shipping but I could always deliver a book in person in October!! Maybe I can take India orders and make the rounds. That would be exciting.

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  43. I have not been keeping up, Or have forgotten that you "retired" early. But you're not alone in that. Sure get the impression that you are resilient, and not a quitter. Persistence in living and being busy is one road to being happy, you are teaching me.

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  44. How exciting!!! I'm so thrilled for you. If you are interested, I'd love to feature your poems in an upcoming giveaway on my blog. Congratulations!!!!

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  45. Anonymous4:03 AM

    Oh, Carmen, you can bet that I will buy a copy! I love love love your poetry~and I love to read your blogs. Congratulations on being a published author! You are tops in my book, my friend!
    hugs from FL,
    Debbie

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  46. That is great news for you!

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  47. Mountain Woman - oh my goodness, I would be so honored for you to feature my poems on your blog. I cannot believe you would even do that!

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  48. SandyCarlson - It is pretty exciting...I hope folks like my poems and will look forward to more!

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  49. Anonymous ( Debbie Garrison Rhoades ) - I do hope you'll buy a copy of the book. I'm delighted you're reading my blogs...you should sign on as a follower! Don't know how you manage anything with that high stress job of yours!

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  50. Steveroni - goodness, I think you are an example for all of us - playing music till late at night, up early A.M., going to your meetings. You don't seem to slow down at all!

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