Simply Free: Simple Poems, Simple Truths of a Simple Life

Simply Free: Simple Poems, Simple Truths of a Simple Life

by Michael G. Hogan


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When Michael Hogan started writing, he never set out to pen a poetry collection. He simply told stories of his dad and, over time, the stories became confessionals in rhyme. Watching someone suffer through the terrible disease of alcoholism taught Michael many life lessons-ones he never wanted to learn. The only way to exorcise those old demons was to write.

Simply Free is a collection of words that ring true to any child, spouse, or family member of an addict. In "Something's Wrong, Dad," he gives voice to a child's fear.

Who are you, Dad? You change too much

Like when you drink, is that your crutch?

What's in the bottle you crave so dearly?

It doesn't help me see you clearly

I pray, I pray for things to turn

Steady my mind from the churn

Only my dad controls the change

Please, Dad, don't be so strange.

Dedicated to his dad, Simply Free flowed much easier than Michael originally expected. He believed sharing his thoughts and feelings would be unsettling-instead, the poems set him free. Through words happy and sad, read of hope postaddiction and the love of a child for his father.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781458221360
Publisher: Abbott Press
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL G. HOGAN is a Lean Process Improvement and Facility Designer in healthcare. For work, he has spent time overseas and in many healthcare facilities. He has a degree in industrial psychology and is certified in the Myers-Briggs personality indicator. Michael Hogan is a graduate of the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois.

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