I have got to say I am definitely in two minds about the upcoming posts, but I feel it is the right thing to do. All of my life I have struggled with dealing with feelings and emotions. I didn't know how to process them so rather than welcome the pain and anguish that came with them, I pushed them all away. This became part, or should I say, my defence mechanism, which got me through my trials and hardships very nicely thank you. But unbeknown to me a volcano was forming inside of me that would eventually explode. Thankfully I did discover one way of release, (which I know now looking back,) and that was writing my thoughts and feelings down. The words oddly enough made sense on paper and transformed themselves into poetry. I didn't realise the importance of the transaction between my heart and the pen and paper until now as I read through those thought provoking and heart grinding time pieces, that span across three decades. It's scary to see where I was at, but it's also mind blowing to see how I survived and became the person I am today. So I am going to take you on a journey, one day at a time, through the last thirty years where you will eventually see the miraculous transformation of what I can only describe as a lost soul. Every day I will share a poem and give a background to what was going on in my life at that particular time and sometimes sharing why it was important to me. I warn you, some poems are really dark, but as we travel on this road of discovery you will hopefully get more of an understanding to why my life, as it is today, is so important to me. I decided, (as this blog is attached to my website,) highlighting my books, that I will start with two poems I wrote to a very special person I met on holiday, who unbeknown to him and me, changed the course of my life. My trilogy starts in Greece, so I will ease you in by sharing two pieces dedicated to that man. Please look out for my next blog post.