From the Publisher
These poems reflect the many travails of men and women everywhere. They highlight the fortunes and misfortunes of the human existence. There is the experience of loved gained and love lost, of being careless with the things that matter and how sometimes it takes just one person to change our lives. It’s about people who know us from childhood to adulthood and even though separated by years, we still remember, as in the poem Witnesses. We learn not to neglect the ones we love as in the case of Ed Owen, and to keep hope alive in the midst of disenchantment as in Betzy and her search for Mr. Holder. We see how at times pride does come before a fall and the realization that certain questions will forever remain unanswered. Whether we believe in a power higher than ourselves or we just prefer to trust our basic human spirit, we learn that there are principles we need to live by and that every good action is just a thought away. So whether we go from island life to the lights of a big city there is no difference in the things that we desire and we all do strive for high ideals.