A journey of the emotions with...
A journey of the emotions through contemporary poetry
EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE
We know that a picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes words can paint a thousand memories or dreams. I hope you find that to be true in EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE. If you are like me, I find comfort in knowing how others deal with their life tragedies and turn them into valuable life experiences for themselves and others. When we face rough times, we have a tendency to feel isolated in our own suffering thinking no one else understands. That’s why knowing, how others face life’s challenges, and experience life’s joys is helpful and hopeful. Family and friends have encouraged me to put my poems together in book form. They haven’t anointed me as a ”Great Literary Poet” but rather a “Peoples Poet” who can identify with life’s experiences without the usual backdrop of academia. It is my earnest hope that on each page you will encounter insight, comfort, joy, peace and perhaps help to walk with your head held a little higher and your steps a little lighter on your life’s journey.
Reviews From Amazon By T. Martindale - Expressions of Life (Paperback) "Sometimes grit, sometimes velvet, always real - this is poetry that you can feel, hear and taste and it is good. Experience it for yourself and share it with your friends and family.
By Emily Cohen (,Expressions of Life (Paperback) "Paul Samuel's poetry is amazingly heart felt. I laughed and cried. I could not stop reading, rereading, and reading again. His words made me feel as if I was there experiencing who and what he was writing about. Amazing! I can't wait to share these poems with my family and friends."
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WHERE IS CHRISTMAS?
After falling into a snow drift, Woody Squirrel overhears two “People-Kids” talking about Christmas. Excitedly, he scampers into an adventure to find the treasure of presents and food under a tree of colorful lights. He rounds up his forest friends for the treasure search. All is well until "Phew Skunk" sneaks up and sets off a firestorm of arguments among the once-happy gang. Their loud voices wake up Wise Old Owl who helps them discover that Christmas is not a WHERE to search for, but a "WHOOO."
to get to know. Ideal age is second to fourth grades but younger children have enjoyed the illustrations and learning about the WHO of Christmas too.
Review from Amazon Jamie Waldrop : "This wonderful children's book reveals the real meaning of Christmas! Using animals to convey the message, Paul Samuels also conveys the idea that our Lord's birth is good news for all of God's creation. Reading this to your children at Christmas time will make everyone feel warm and "fuzzy" inside! (No pun intended.)"
Why a book about liking yourself? Because it is far too common that many children and adults do not like themselves. And if this is true how do they love as the scripture calls us to?
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'