Ghosts, Flames & Ashes: Poems about life and death

Ghosts, Flames & Ashes: Poems about life and death

by Michael R Guerin


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This collection of 33 poems about life and death speak to those painful spaces that echo between our shared experience of love and loss. Each poem offers an honest and heartfelt reflection on grief and loneliness based, in part, on the writings of J. Krishnamurti.

"When death comes, it does not ask your permission; it comes and takes you; it destroys you on the spot. In the same way, can you totally drop hate, envy, pride of possession, attachment to beliefs, to opinions, to ideas, to a particular way of thinking? Can you drop all that in an instant?"
~ J. Krishnamurti

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539423379
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Michael R Guerin is a veteran of the USAF. He served from 1985 to 1990 and was stationed for four years at Soesterberg AB in the Netherlands.

From 1995 to 1998 he lived and worked with the Montfort Missionaries, a Roman Catholic religious community, in St. Louis, MO and Queens, NY. And back in high school he spent two summers (in '83 and '84) working at St Joseph's Cemetery in Chelmsford, MA.

In 1998 Michael graduated from St John's University in Jamaica, NY (2nd in his class) with a BA in Theology, and he received a Master's Degree in Philosophy from Fordham University in 2002.

In 2008 Michael founded Success Marketing, LLC, a web marketing firm. Today he writes and edits roughly 300+ articles a year for his own websites as well as for clients across a broad range of topics - and he happens to write poetry, too. Hopefully you enjoy this collection of poems.

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