Poems from the Heart for Hope and Healing

For Those Who Have Experienced Estrangement from a Loved One

by Claire L. Cunning



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/8/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 78
ISBN : 9781665700610

About the Book

I knew I was healing
One limb at a time.
My sorrow was drying out
One tear at a time.

I was shouting for joy.
I was shedding my skin.
I was becoming the person
I knew was within.

Grief arises from many sources, but the sorrow that comes from the estrangement of a living child can be devastating.

In a compilation of heartfelt poems, Claire Cunning shares verse with the hope of lovingly guiding others in the same situation through the stages of grief that emerge from a severed relationship with a loved one. With a focus on providing strength and solace through her writings, Claire delves into the complexities of estrangement and how it affects the core of a family while reassuring others that they are not alone in their quest for peace, acceptance, and hope that one day, their soul will heal.

Poems from the Heart for Hope and Healing is a collection of verse dedicated to those who have experienced the hurt and devastation of estrangement from a loved one, penned by one who knows and understands.

About the Author

Claire is a retired elementary school teacher with 36 years of experience. She ended her career with a Masters degree in Elementary Education and graduated with a minor in English. During her teaching career she wrote for a teacher's publication in which teachers found both humor and pertinent information in those times
about education. While teaching, she especially enjoyed working with the students on writing and publishing their own books. The author also enjoyed writing raps, songs, and poetry that the students would perform during assemblies or talent shows. More recently Claire has become interested in the complexity of estrangement and how it effects the core of a family. She began writing poetry to ease her own personal grief and has decided to share her poetry with others. She has one son, three stepdaughters, and five grandchildren. She lives with her husband in a small village in Pennsylvania. They enjoy the beach, traveling, and antiquing together.