I post blogs from time to time from my heart to yours. The topics will vary, but they will be shared from my perspective as a Christian, husband, grandfather, friend, creator of technology, writer, and the list could go on. I pray what I share will uplift you and bless you.
In the hour before sunrise so still and serene
Spending time with the Lord has become my routine.
I pray that our nation finds wisdom and peace,
That divisions and hatred and fighting may cease.
Instead of a world that is driven by greed,
I pray we can focus on others in need.
Instead of out differences pulling apart,
May our actions be driven by love in our heart.
May we reach out to others and stretch out a hand.
May goodness and kindness take root in our land.
May the words that we speak and the actions we take,
Bring about a new spirit to heal and not break.
May our nation return to the values held dear,
Be a light in the darkness and drive out all fear.
Book reviews are a gift from the reader to both the author and to other readers. Each of us has been on a different journey, so each person reads a book, especially a book of poetry, and relates to the book in different ways. Reading multiple reviews provides much more insight into a book than simply reading the back cover.
My special thanks goes out to those who have reviewed Timeless Tales and offered their insights with future readers.
“This book of inspirational rhymes is truly charming.”
“Stories and Inspiration through Poetry”
“A comfortable book of poems, full of sincerity and warmth.”
“Soul-stirring and heart-warming!”
“an extremely fun read as the words flow so smoothly”
“This book is the perfect way to end the day in peace and hope”
Today marks a milestone, the day I was born.
On the outside I’m tattered, torn, faded, and worn.
But inside I am younger, with so much to share.
What I’ve learned on my journey, will anyone care?
I put my thoughts out there as poems in rhyme.
I pray they reach others, endure a long time.
Will the book be a tree, when it falls no one hears?
Or will it touch others and dry up some tears?
I’m a newbie at rhyming, I started last spring.
I love rhyme and rhythm, it lets my heart sing.
What a birthday surprise on this day it would make,
If my book was deemed worthy and not a mistake.
If you happen to read it, then please let me know
If a poem has touched you or helped you to grow.
Author interviews provide readers with more understanding of the author, the books, and the motivation for writing.
Two interviews with John Alexander and his book of poetry, Timeless Tales, allow him to share more in depth with his readers.
The Book Connection
John’s interview with Cheryl Malandrinos is available on her blog, The Book Connection:
John’s Smashwords interview is available at:
New Book: Timeless Tales
My journey into poetry began the spring of 2017 in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. I captured the beginning in the first poem of my debut book of poetry to be released August 12 (Hardback, paperback, and eBook).
I sat in the waiting room, sad and alone.
My wife’s life of pain wore me down to the bone.
So many misfortunes came into my life.
Was I doomed to endure all this pressure and strife?
Helpless feelings and hopelessness cut to my soul.
That small child within me I had to console.
Sad times fell like garbage just dumped on my head.
Will this darkness consume me or shape me instead?
A rhyme rose within me, it caused me to smile.
It focused my thoughts, I escaped for a while.
The book is now available for pre-order:
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