Carol Coles has been touched by Roses from the Divine, experiencing life changes from the ghetto and rising to a measure of excellence by traveling across the United States from the East, Midwest, and finally to the West, settling in California. Each city held its own beauty, challenges, tears, and love, with every divine rose that came into the author's life, then faded, leaving life's lessons that can only be told through poetry of the written word.
Roses from the Divine moves from life's observance of women who rose out of nothing to claim their place in the world as written in the poem "Women of Excellence." Women whose work was steadfast, and their beliefs in the impossible become the possible. Women whose strength, love, and dedication to the goal was unrivaled no matter the challenges, both big and small, which uplifted them-role models for those women who would follow and make their own paths of excellence.
Roses from the Divine moves the reader to those that fall into the pit of life as in the poem "Walk the Streets," which paints a picture of daily destruction of the soul. A painful reminder of lives that never see beyond the dark, but in their hearts look for a way out, but life may not show them a way out until the final darkness closes their soul of hope.
In Roses from the Divine, the poet reaches out and reflects on individual encounters, friends and passersby, observations of nature's mystery, and those individuals touched by the divine. Finally, we reach the "portal of time," where all of us individually must go and step through the portal with the realization that we look into infinity with our individual souls that reflect "I am." May all of us reach the portal of time knowing that we gave this life our best.
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About the Author
Carol was born in Newark, New Jersey, growing up with all the challenges of living in the ghetto but not ghetto thinking. Strong family ties held together by a "tough love" mom that never wavered in understanding, respect, love and a deep spiritual foundation. She wrote her first book of poems Angels of Life Have Come to Me published July, 2010 and highly reviewed. Her passion for poetry began at an early age and the angels of life have sustained her through life’s many challenging experiences from the east, mid-west and finally to Oakland. She hope that you will read, reflect, share and be uplifted by this poetry book Roses from the Divine.