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About sharonsbooks

I am a practical and contemporary urban writer who focuses on readers/participants who are high school age youth and adults. Although I currently write fiction and poetry, I am inspired to write about social and political issues in the sometimes subtle and other times blatant way that they are present in our everyday lives. I love humor and I strive to expand the thought process and create positive change. I realize today, in the scheme of things, that I know only a little. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t share what I’ve learned as I continue to develop my own growth process. In all my writings, I’ve always sought to convey a message from my spiritual center. This keeps me broad-minded regarding diversity and a willingness to learn from anyone and everyone.

I’m A Fool To Love You – Cornelius Eady

There are poems that make you want to talk back to them and hold a conversation to make things different or agree that they’re the same.  I’m a Fool To Love You by Cornelius Eady is one of those poems.  … Continue reading

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Choose Your Obsessions – #SiddharthAnand

A gift that’s not really a gift at all—”Trojan Horses/They bind you.”  Anand speaks very clearly about natural instincts that can become obsessions and thwart our lives.  I have a reminder for myself which is “not to break my own … Continue reading

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in the wake of poseiden – Billy Corgan

Whether or not you are familiar with Smashing Pumpkins’ front man Billy Corgan, one thing is certain, he is a masterful lyricist. Is it coincidence that he is also a great poet, or does it just naturally follow since lyrics are poetry? Tonight, I present a poem from … Continue reading

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As The Poems Go – Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski is sometimes stereotypically thought of as “a man’s poet.” However, I’m here to say that he’s “a woman’s poet” too!  Strong in voice and tone, he writes about more “manly” subjects (some of which resonate deeply with women) like beer, … Continue reading

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Educate Not (Really?) – Sharon Esther Lampert

Well, Educate Not is quite an honest portrayal of our Education System.  Perhaps certain utterances are a little too piercing.  Sharon Esther Lampert breaks my own silence when she says “No time to teach…No time to learn/All by myself, I … Continue reading

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Poetry – Pablo Neruda

Poetry is not just about reading and rhyming words, when you take a moment to think about it, you can find poetry in just about anything in life. Think about the poetry of commuting, and trains glidding artistically to and from the … Continue reading

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Approach of Winter – William Carlos Williams

With the passing of Thanksgiving we are all reminded winter is well on its way. For one moment I want us to forget about the obligation of the season and stop to appreciate the beauty of nature that comes with winter. William Carlos Williams is brilliant at summoning … Continue reading

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Grand Finale – Najai (The Logical Poetist)

Grand Finale is one of those poems that you read over and over again and you keep finding a new depth and dimension in your own life experience.  At least that’s how it is for me.  Logical Poetist, thank you … Continue reading

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I’m sick of a Rose – Gwendolyn Brooks

Ah, it’s those that “have” and those that “have less” or “have different” – “the charity children” says Ms. Brooks in “a song in the front yard.” Is the grass always greener on the other side?  You know, “A girl … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Best – from Edgar A. Guest

There are some poems that are just so true you can’t believe the author was able to capture your truth with such accuracy, and The Junk Box is just that for me.  Don’t throw people away is what Mr. Guest … Continue reading

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