Collis Sherman Bell whets your appetite for fresh and contemporary poetry in Pockets of My Heart. Bell uses humor, wit and strong emotions to paint vivid and colorful pictures of herself, her family, special friends and relationships. As a wife and mother, she has drawn from over twenty-five years of family life experiences. The author is a novice writer and credits a former church member with encouraging and praying with her for the realization of this book.Bell writes wonderfully engaging scenarios about those closest to her heart. She allows you to peek into her family life with poems like, "It's Only Fair!" which tells of her husband's love of football and, "Winner" which celebrates her daughter's college graduation. Bell also includes numerous poems which speak of her belief and trust in God, offering hope and encouragement to readers. Her book will make you reflect on your own family, friends and relationships.Collis Sherman Bell is an alumnus of Prairie View A&M University of Texas, an HBCU and a member of a Black Greek letter sorority. The eldest of nine siblings, the author believes that years of family gatherings, story telling and humor were the preparation for this work.