(10/27/2013 1:19:00 PM)
Lanaia Lee Lanaia Lee was born in 1957 to a Navy father and a schoolteacher mother who home-schooled her. In second grade, she was reading on a 4th grade level, so they moved her to a private school to enhance her education. When she was nine years old, her mother died from a massive stroke. Because her father was rarely home, her grandmother, a professed black witch, gained custody.
my website www.lanaiaslair.com
Lanaia Lee was born in 1957 to a Navy father and a schoolteacher mother who home-schooled her. In second grade, she was reading on a 4th grade level, so they moved her to a private school to enhance her education.
When she was nine years old, her mother died from a massive stroke. Because her father was rarely home, her grandmother, a professed black witch, gained custody.
When Lanaia was 14, her grandmother abandoned her, and she landed in foster care where she had four different sets of foster parents within a year, because she kept running away to avoid men who attempted to molest her. At age fifteen, she went to boarding school on her dad's GI Bill. She graduated in her junior year after which she drifted, living with various people with neither a family nor a home. At eighteen, she married and divorced having three miscarriages. By nineteen, she began working in management for convenient stores and restaurant chains.
She remarried at age 30, then had a stillborn daughter a year later. Five years later, her husband left her for a seventeen-year-old. She filed bankruptcy, and one month later suffered a massive stroke, which, after seven months in the hospital, put her in a wheelchair.
The next two years involved intensive physical therapy, but she would never walk again. She took the step of finding work to help her rehabilitation. She found employment at vocational trades where she met my soul mate, David, also in a wheelchair from a motorcycle wreck he sustained in 1984. They married in 1992 and are still happily married.
They, too, lost two children due to her disease, erratic hypertension. She and her husband live independently, and she still drives.
In 2001, David dared her to write a poem. Out of curiosity, she posted it in an online poetry forum. The feedback was so positive, she kept writing. At first, she wrote just poems, then short stories and finally novels. All of her work is typed one-handed because of her disabilities.
Lanaia gives credit to the grace of God which has helped her overcome immense adversity, hold her head high, and she claims she won’t quit until she hits the best seller list
I am represented by publishing house Donnaink Publications
Shane O Brien
(10/23/2013 9:23:00 PM)
from a broken heart, a lost friend face, to the death of somone you can never replace poetry seems to have it all, hope you enjoy these paragraphs of my take on the world
(10/22/2013 6:04:00 PM)
Hello writers, poets and artists I'm a North of England writer and I'm really interested in
reading a wide variety of new poetry from other writers. This is new territory for me
so here's to new discoveries and maybe new friendships of the literary kind.
(10/21/2013 1:35:00 PM)
Greetings, fellow poets and/or writers of any genre. I am a poet under the pseudonym 'Satyn Dedalus'. I think I deserve your attention. Take a look at my blog. Yes, I am frank.
I would highly appreciate advice/criticism on my poetry or prose.
(10/21/2013 9:28:00 AM)
Helo poets, searching for new friends
Edwina Du Casse
(10/21/2013 1:19:00 AM)
I am a new member- I am a poet/artist/photographer- etc, I live in NSW- Australia-
I am still finding my way round this website ask how do I post some of my poetry here, and meet some of you.
I already have some work published in hard cover, & on the websites. www.booksie.com/poetlife (My pen-name is poetlife.) I am also on facebook.
Look forward to meeting you.
Bye for now, remember the saying the pen is mighter than the sword.
(10/21/2013 1:19:00 AM)
hi iam newly introduced...i want to start writing poem
(10/16/2013 12:47:00 PM)
Respected fellow poets,
It is my great pleasure to share a simple poem on female infanticide (END OF EXISTENCE) with all of you. Please read, vote and express your valuable opinions. This is also my humble contribution to the PH poetry contest.
(10/16/2013 3:14:00 AM)
Hi, please read my collection. I have received quite a lot of positive feedback so your comments and ratings would also be greatly appreciated. To start with, I would recommend " The Willow" , " Autumn Leaves" , " Driftwood at Sunset" , " Fletcher" and " The Sweatshop" . Thank you sincerely for supporting a young poet! Jack Growden
(10/15/2013 8:01:00 AM)
Hello! My name is Matt Henning. I'm 15, and in High School. I am fairly new to this site, but I have been writing poetry for a while. It would mean the world if you would read some of my work and maybe leave a comment. Thank you so much.