Jean Michel: As a child I had a love for
poetry, Especially after learning "La abeja y la mariposa"
and hearing my sister reciting "Le cid" But that' s as far as
I went in poetry. Being a singer and songwriter, a producer
and sound engineer, and a MIDI specialist, poetry was the
last thing I ever thought of until I met Marlene.
Out of the blue one-day, as I checked out my e-mail and I
came across a letter from Marlene, as I read on I realized
that it was more than a letter, it was a poem. As I read
through the lines my mind and heart was getting in a rich
elevation of love. You will imagine how I felt, as you
personally read the poem. It' s entitled "A melody of love".
The poet in me, which was asleep for so many years was
awaken by the loving elements of love in her poem, and my
love for her also received a higher awakening that day. I
found myself expressing myself in words that I never
thought could come out of my heart. You will see for
yourself as you will have a chance the read my answer to
her poem "I see the melody".
From this day I realized, Poetry is a gift from God,
designed to express the most unforeseen feelings,
impressions and amazements of the heart, in a most exalted
language. So I began to take some time from my busy
schedule to find my poetic connection with everyone and
everything the Lord created for our happiness, Especially
the Lord Himself. In so doing I discovered the goodness of
the Lord for you and me.
Marlene Michel: I live in New York with my husband,
Jean Michel, and children Jonthue, Sara, Esther and Ruth.
I wrote my first poem when I was fifteen years old; the title
was The Silent observer. I was inspired by one of my high
school classmates who even though he hardly spoke except
when spoken to; he was among the smartest of the class. I
learnt that the less talkative could accomplish a great deal.
I have always enjoyed reading poetry especially short ones.
My desire for writing poetry some how went to sleep for a
while as I became satisfied with reading those of others.
But was awakened four years ago, while I studied at
Montemorelos University in Mexico. I took a class called
composition in which each one was required to compose
four poems. I grasped that opportunity with great
enthusiasm and also courageously took the challenge of
composing in Spanish, which I had started practicing since
six months prior to that time.
I had more inspiration than anyone could imagine, it' s as
though I had found God anew and my eyes were open more
than before to the great miracles that he has been
performing in my life on a daily basis. The first of the four
poems was La fuente de mi existencia ("The source of my
existence" ), which was really a tribute to God. God
blessed me to compose all four poems and my teacher Ana
Laura Morada and many others were very impressed. I
give the credit to God. He is worthy of all praise and
I wrote a few more after that. But I really started writing
when I met my husband, Jean Michel. I was still in school
in Mexico, while he was living in New York. This distance
gave us the opportunity to write letters to each other,
poems would be included in these letters and somehow
even when I thought I had just written a few lines that could
have been much better, my husband would get really
excited and say things like, you are a poet, how did you
write this, I never heard one like this or I can' t wait to
drink from your fountain of love (receive more poems).
Well He just seemed to always find my poems as an
inspiration so automatically I was inspired to keep on
writing. When we got married we realized that everyone in
the family likes to write and so we got the inspiration of
composing this book as a family.
I enjoy writing, biking, listening to inspirational gospel
music, and cooking.
I want to use this opportunity to thank my Mother for all
the sacrifice she made for me, in order for me to have an
Education and true values in Life.
Thank You Mom, May God bless you always.
Jonthue Michel: I live in New York. I enjoy exploring new soft wares, I like to meet new people
and I love to baby-sit. I worked in a day care center while
in mid-school. I also like training, for the future.
I developed a passion for poetry after reading about Romeo
& Juliet. The exalted language they expressed toward each
other stirred my heart with love, and then I began to
express my heart through poetry.
Sara Michel: I was born on August 9, 1990.
My favorite foods are Chinese food, dumplings, Haitian
patties, Jamaican and Mexican food.
My hobbies are playing volleyball; soccer, baseball and I
also enjoy writing.
Esther Michel: I find interest in the sports,
Kickball, Baseball, Basketball, Double Dutch, and many
more. My favorite types of food are Haitian Patties,
Mangoes, Oranges, Strawberries, Hot Chips and hot food,
Chinese Food, Italian Food, and many more!
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, at Methodist
Hospital, on October 23,1991. The Elementary School I
went to was called John W. Kimball Learning Center,
Public School 107 (Magnet School for Math, Science, and
The Arts) the best school ever!
The first time I was interested in poetry was in the
summer of 2001. I was in the living room using my best
friend Argentina Monge' s Gel Pens and all of a sudden I
was writing something down and I showed that thing to my
dad (check out the poem " Families" ) and he said it
happened to be a poem when he read it out loud my brother
started to cry, we asked why, and the reason was because
the part " The bond between a mother and a son is like
raindrops on a rose" made him feel sad and lonely because
we had no mother (our mother died when I was almost
through 1 st grade). Then three year later the Lord blessed
me with a new mom, Marlene. And on the first mother's
day we shared, I wrote this:
"Ever since my mother died
I had a burden harder than you could ever see,
But ever since you came,
I lost all the pain,
my life was never the same ever since this gift
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!"
I wrote this at school and you won't believe how watery my
teacher's eyes were. If you are reading this Ms. Ellen Rick
or any other of mine teachers, I want you to know that I
love you and thank you for all your help.
Please be aware of my book "Poetry From the Heart", and
some of my CD'S (didn' t I mention that I want to be a
professional singer!!!) anyway let me get back to what I
was saying, that's how I became a poet!