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After the Rainbow: Golden Poems

After the Rainbow: Golden Poems

by Zaneta Varnado Johns
After the Rainbow: Golden Poems

After the Rainbow: Golden Poems

by Zaneta Varnado Johns

Paperback(Signature ed.)

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After the Rainbow is the second book from #1 bestselling poet Zaneta Varnado Johns. The collection captures her transition to a woman in full pursuit of her passion, loving aloud. Maturity oozes through lyrics reflecting pain as an African American witnessing social injustices and personal trials. Her appreciation for nature and life's simple pleasures offer hope and respite from our day-to-day challenges.

Emblazoned throughout with the various golden bricks, all used to build the house of a life well learned and lived, this book will captivate the reader with full on experiences, relatedness to life in life's terms, awareness, appreciation, and ultimately these golden expressions of poetry.

From the challenges of injustices of the world, to more intimate trials, to celebration of so many, some here and some who have passed, this book covers more than a steppingstone path, but a deep dive into the realities of life. From these depths, the eagle soars as we get to experience transitions and triumphs, all a grand, escorted travel through faith and hope.

As the author shares her love of life, she talks in terms of her elder years to come and the transition. She celebrates grandchildren and the companionship of her beloved spouse.

Prepare to be amazed at the levels this author is willing to share. Also prepare to grow with this book of poetry. As a prolific force with her dedications, Zaneta Varnado Johns has expressed her personal appreciation for souls before her and who we have lost. Be inspired by the senior citizen with spunk, Ms. Maggie. Wipe a tear at the photo of the author's granddaughter as she reads Amanda Gorman's poetry. Sit in high reverence to Cynthia Hightower-Jenkins, lost too soon. Johns goes on to praise George Bamu of the African Agenda, and Jason Merriweather. Family and close friends are also a part of the round of accolades so dearly shared.

We get to see inside the humor of this creative author as she shares about bubble baths to her closet and her dedicated pathways with her beloved spouse. In fact, before we dip into the waters of this journey, Johns' husband James offers a beautiful foreword and his own heartfelt poem. This is truly a grand send off for the golden pathways of this poetic journey.

At the end of the book is a section for book clubs, ready with discussion topics. The opening to this space is surrounded with anthologies and books of which graced her shelves in 2021. Once you reach the pages to close out this book, there is one of the most requested poems waiting for the reader. What a way to close out this journey. This is a book which will be revisited time and time again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736562079
Publisher: Prolific Pulse Press LLC
Publication date: 02/22/2022
Edition description: Signature ed.
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Zaneta Varnado Johns is a 2-time bestselling author who believes that every word shared is an opportunity to love. She published her debut book of poetry, Poetic Forecast: Reflections on Life's Promises, Storms, and Triumphs, in November 2020. Johns is a contributing author in the #1 international bestseller Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference (WSA Publishing, February 2021) and in Voices of the 21st Century: Conscious Caring Women Who Make a Difference (WSA Publishing, February 2022). Both Voices of the 21st Century books feature Johns' poems as the Dedication page. Johns is a contributing author of poetry and prose in numerous anthologies and international literary journals. Since her debut, she has been highly sought after by the international poetry community for recitations and collaborations. Her poems have been recognized by Sargam for Literary Interactions and the Passion of Poetry. Her poem, "New Wonderland," written with Pratibha Savani of the United Kingdom, was recognized by the Passion of Poetry as Best Collaborative Poem in October 2021.An engaging poet, Johns is active online at open mic events, poetry recitations, and promotional interviews. She appeared internationally on WSA-TV, Sargam for Literary Interactions, Progressive Literary & Cultural Society, and India's The Fertile Brains poetry meet marking the International Day of Non-Violence. Johns was a featured poet on Defy Domestic Abuse's video in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and appeared on New York Parrot Literary Corner- EP199: Zaneta Varnado Johns and Her Inking Hub.Recently serving as the keynote speaker at the Africa Agenda Summit, Johns is not slowing down. In November 2021, she joined the Passion of Poetry Administrative team as a Moderator. This former human resource leader spent twenty- nine rewarding years at the University of Colorado where she was recognized as one of the 2007 Women Who Make a Difference. Johns resides in Westminster, Colorado, USA.

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