Book: If you painted your life - A poem to help you find your way again (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 11) by Beverley Williamscategories: Book, Inspirational Poem, Feeling Down, a Helping Hand, Lifts Your Spirits, Beautiful Imagery, Poetry
Beverley Williamsabout this book: I love this poem, it's very special to me and what has really touched me is how special it has become to other people. I know that people send it to others when things are difficult for them to remind them that there is light at the end of the tunnel. One lady told me that she had it pinned up in her kitchen and read it every time she had to make a difficult call at a time in her life when things weren't going well.
Another trainer asked me for permission to use it at workshops where she got people to actually paint what colours their lives looked like at the moment and what they wanted them to look like. I was very glad to give that permission of course.
It touches people somehow. I wrote the first two verses a long time ago when they were actually published in an anthology, the first thing I had ever had published. Then many years later, I had the impulse to sit down with it again and the rest just flowed. Sometimes I read about people getting whole novels 'given' to them where they just write it down and the only time that has ever happened to me was with this poem. It really did just come into my head pretty much ready to write down.
I also love the cover, the artist read the poem and obviously liked the line about painting a star for each dream. I find that different lines resonate with me at different times, when I hit burnout some years ago , the line 'Are you running too fast, is it time to slow down?' kept going over and over in my head.
I'll leave the final words to a lovely review on Amazon.co.uk (why don't reviews appear on all Amazon sites?), 'I loved the simplicity of the structure and the imagery. Very profound, it gives hope and encouragement.'
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