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Help for Hysterical Humans Who Hope to Be Happy in Heaven or Here

Help for Hysterical Humans Who Hope to Be Happy in Heaven or Here

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Help for Hysterical Humans Who Hope to Be Happy in Heaven or Here

Length:
100 pages
38 minutes
Released:
Aug 25, 2014
ISBN:
9780990627128
Format:
Book

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WHY DO I DO THIS?

If I can save
A single human life
In my own life,
There's a chance
I will have helped
Another species
Go extinct.

I should have thought of this
Before I wrote a book
In hopes that people would be happy 
When they bought and read a copy. Sorry, species.

Then again,
If I can help
A lot of humans catch their breath,
We might stop tearing up the Earth
To find a cure for life and death.

There is no cure for life and death.
There is no one without the both.
There is no hope
I'll write a better book description
Than its title is.
I might as well just drop this 
and move on to the synopsis.

BOOK SYNOPSIS: 

Life's a you-know-what. 
People fall in ruts. 
We think our lives are over while we live them. 
Our universal game 
is to hunt for who's to blame 
until the universe itself is unforgiven. 

Now and then a human 
who spies a space to bloom in 
is gifted with uplifted points of view 
that help us see beyond the skies 
and the fear behind our eyes. 
In this book, I share my blooming space with you. 

Yours, 
James 

"…overflows with a novel kind of witticism and drunkenness that lovers of poetry, as well as those looking for words that inspire, will find interesting. [James] writes about common realities in a style that sings to the soul, and that will, most definitely, help readers find meaning and alter the way they look at life. It is riveting, enlightening, and, above all, highly entertaining." 
   -Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite Book Reviews 

Included in her Top Three Reads of 2016 by Harmony Kent of The Review Board 

James Sterngram is a member of the Associated Individuals Desiring Enlightenment (Sometimes). AIDE(S) is a global prophet-making organization currently boasting more than seven billion members. 

James majored in Music in college, but only recently landed his first full-time musical job, thanks to family connections. He was hired the day he discovered that he was your brother. He's been singing about that ever since. 

Released:
Aug 25, 2014
ISBN:
9780990627128
Format:
Book

About the author

James Sterngram is a member of the Associated Individuals Desiring Enlightenment (Sometimes). AIDE(S) is a global prophet-making organization currently boasting roughly seven billion members. James earned his B.A. in Music and his money elsewhere (just a little, so far). He is not linked in with any facebook friends, but he hopes you like him anyway. His phone is not smart. He doesn't twitter much, but he does follow the tweets, shrieks, croaks, and peeps of the many visitors and residents in his Florida garden. Book excerpts complementary to any samples found here are available at www.JamesSterngram.com. James welcomes your thoughts and questions at james.sterngram@gmail.com.


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Help for Hysterical Humans Who Hope to Be Happy in Heaven or Here - James Sterngram

HELP

for Hysterical Humans

Who Hope to Be Happy

in Heaven or Here

Copyright 2013, 2017, James Sterngram

All Rights Reserved

ePub Format

(Other formats available)

ISBN 978-0-9906271-2-8

The reproduction, distribution, presentation, and adaptation of the contents of this book are restricted by U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties, and subject to the signed consent of the rights holder(s).

Without the author’s written permission, it is illegal to make this file, its copies, or its contents available to anyone other than the originally-intended recipient of a legally-purchased copy.

www.jamessterngram.com

FOR BEST DISPLAY RESULTS

Many of today’s ePub-reading devices and apps are primarily designed to display novels. They sometimes disrupt or ignore poetry formatting, which aims to give each phrase its own, correct place in visible space and audible time. Clashes between my formatting and that of numerous, varied display platforms can be easily fixed in most cases.

If parts of the text are cut off or corrupted somehow, check the reading or text settings on your device or app. Look for an option to enable or turn on Publisher Defaults or Publisher Formatting. (In some cases the option may be to disable or override CSS Styles.) Changing these settings to enable my formatting or allow my styles should clear up the problems while still allowing you to change the text size as desired. Your reader/app user’s guide can provide more-specific instructions, if needed.

If you encounter any formatting problems that aren’t solved by the fix above, please feel free to alert me at james@jamessterngram.com.

A DOOZY

(of a dedication)

to Berta, Frank, and Marianne;

to Mom and Uncle Harris;

to Dudley, Dale, and Jane;

to Allan, Ron, and Constance;

to Dexter, Bear, and Bobby;

to Linda, Viv, and Bonnie;

to Dutchy, John, and Jon;

most of all to Esperanza,

who commands a starring stanza

for appearances

as angel, muse, and merry mortal Maggie:

none of you identified

by semi-private name

bears the scars of global fame.

Each is celebrated locally

for having been a friend

to this lowly, lucky Jim.

Welcome, hopeful human,

to my course in happiness.

Will it help relieve hysteria?

I pray the answer’s yes.

I confess

that I am even now attending it myself.

I am hopeful

that the student and the teacher will be helped.

Your stripes and mine may clash,

but I’m glad you’re in my class.

I have classy friends. —Of which religions?

I forget to ask.

I won’t ask if you’re a Christian

from this page until the last.

I don’t hope for that.

I hope we’ll both enjoy ourselves and laugh.

I see both of us in heaven,

where time and space collapse

and we all are brought together—

right in each other’s laps—

letting go the ancient angel

who divides all groups in two,

each half saying to the other,

"We are more elect than you,

and we’re less divisive, too!"

We may dwell in hell as well—

in despair of all release.

We may spend our mornings mourning

fleeting periods of peace.

Hell and heaven may be places

where the living pitch their tents.

Both locales will be explored

in our joint

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