In the hour before sunrise so still and serene
Spending time with the Lord has become my routine.
I pray that our nation finds wisdom and peace,
That divisions and hatred and fighting may cease.
Instead of a world that is driven by greed,
I pray we can focus on others in need.
Instead of out differences pulling apart,
May our actions be driven by love in our heart.
May we reach out to others and stretch out a hand.
May goodness and kindness take root in our land.
May the words that we speak and the actions we take,
Bring about a new spirit to heal and not break.
May our nation return to the values held dear,
Be a light in the darkness and drive out all fear.
Today marks a milestone, the day I was born.
On the outside I’m tattered, torn, faded, and worn.
But inside I am younger, with so much to share.
What I’ve learned on my journey, will anyone care?
I put my thoughts out there as poems in rhyme.
I pray they reach others, endure a long time.
Will the book be a tree, when it falls no one hears?
Or will it touch others and dry up some tears?
I’m a newbie at rhyming, I started last spring.
I love rhyme and rhythm, it lets my heart sing.
What a birthday surprise on this day it would make,
If my book was deemed worthy and not a mistake.
If you happen to read it, then please let me know
If a poem has touched you or helped you to grow.
Author interviews provide readers with more understanding of the author, the books, and the motivation for writing.
Two interviews with John Alexander and his book of poetry, Timeless Tales, allow him to share more in depth with his readers.
The Book Connection
John’s interview with Cheryl Malandrinos is available on her blog, The Book Connection:
John’s Smashwords interview is available at:
Encourage the writers, creators of art.
Who share what’s inside them, exposing their heart.
Alone with their thoughts, they reach deep in their soul.
Exposing their journey through life is their role.
They take us to places we’ve not seen before.
They take us to heights we’ve not dared to explore.
Their words give us courage to learn and to grow.
They give us the courage to share what we know.
Some words will enlighten and help us to see.
They help us be all we’re created to be.
When life brings us sadness, it cuts to the bone.
We seek words of comfort, we need time alone.
So, writers keep sharing your words with us all.
With no light in the darkness, we stumble and fall.