I have had the
pleasure of listening to Ms. Cherry recite her poetry long before I read this
manuscript. She is a master at recitals and just when you think it cannot get
any better, she bursts into poetic song, enticing you to want more. She then
quickly falls back into the pace of her poem and at end we are left feeling
early days of listening to her on radio shows, we have become friends and
colleagues. As I get to know her I have learned that she is an over-comer. She
has endured many tribulations including domestic abuse, health issues and so
remains victorious, happy and grateful. Within the pages of this book you will
cheer, cry and shout out loud for joy as she takes you on her poetic testimony.
When Ms. Cherry
“And when I write,
I think of my Dad,
who knew my fear.
The secret that I held unto.
I feared sharing my writing.”
We experience the fears that she expresses in this poem
and her love for her Dad and confidant. The poem will take you on a ride that
some of us have never been on. We clearly see the development in her chosen
craft as she shows us where she is instead of simply telling us as the reader.
I have also
enjoyed the Spiritual side of Ms. Cherry's poetry and song. It left me wanting
to sing Hallelujah myself. Her faith is everlasting. She also has a sensual
side to her that provokes wonderful images in our minds as she bares her soul.
I would have to say that she is a well rounded poet and songstress, a kind of
Renaissance woman with her love of the arts.
I invite you to
take this journey with her as I did. Plunge yourself into her gifted voice to
recapture and awaken your spirit. You will and be inspired, uplifted and
motivated to carry on and do great things to further humanity. Ms. Cherry is an
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