Welcome to At The Heart Of It All,


This blog page is where I write poems that I feel emotionally and mentally connected to. A lot of the poems I write can come from how I feel at the time, the things I've learned, experienced, and inspiration that I get from things. My poetry aims to speak to the heart so that my readers can identify with the words written and have something that can move them.


Another segment of this blog page is called life and lemons. These are thought pieces where I communicate things that I may have learned. Enlightenment I may have gained from an interaction, watching a movie, or just me thinking aloud. It's all about experiences and lessons that I would like to share to help others, maybe learn more and gather a different perspective. I also write on wellness based topics and themes, to foster insight into learning and caring about yourself.  This is not to advise anyone or tell someone how to live life. It's kind of like open dialogue.


Where did you get the name life and lemons?

This name came from when life gives you lemons... you don't always have to make lemonade. Life is what you make it, and whatever resources you have at your disposal can be used for whatever you want! The sky is the limit. This name opens the door for creativity and free thought. So when life gives you lemons, it is up to you what you want to do, how you use them and what you learn and gain from them, and this is me doing that.


Why poems?

I like the artistic nature of poems, the open interpretation, the innuendos, the metaphors. It's a form of expression that is truly liberating. It's like saying how you feel without saying how you think.

Here's a quote from the film Dead Poet Society that explains the beauty and art of poem and literature. "We don't read poetry because it's cute. We read poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these things are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."


I hope you enjoy my blog,