Over the course of many years friends and family have often encouraged, goaded and prodded me to publish my many pieces of writing. The pieces that I create are considered, by some, to be poetry, I've always simply called it "writing" because that's what I do - write. I write out my feelings or thoughts as they begin to plague me, it's my way of working out problems through self-expression. I don't hold back, I simply allow the words to flow out of me. At times, there are many words and other times there are few. These are my innermost thoughts laid bare. I'm sure I am not alone in the feelings that I express in my writing and for those of you who may have a difficult time expressing yourselves, I hope these writings may help you realize that you're not alone.