Heartbreaks and Triumphs came from years of pent-up emotions, which would have destroyed Geraldine if she hadn’t found a way to release them. There was no one she could trust with her innermost feelings-- hurts, heartbreaks, sorrows. Not even the joys and triumphs she had in her life. So in her teen she started writing it down in poetry. Without being able to do so, Geraldine, feels that it would be hard to say what would have become of her. Mental illness-Death? Pursuing this avenue was the only way Geraldine felt safe from the heartbreaks in her life. Letting her emotions flow freely from her mind and soul onto paper was the only thing that kept her from destroying herself or others.Many times she felt that life was not worth living and that there was no one who loved or cared for her. A life filled with heartbreaks was her lot. But through it all, the Lord stood fast and protected her and now she is able to share through her poetry. Thank God!! He was with Geraldine through it all.