Time is running out. The sandglass is emptying itself, but the time that slips through our fingers now can never be retrieved again.
We stand on the sidelines watching it happen. Listening to the paroles that have been ingrained in our souls, in our minds since we were helpless children.
I dare you to stand out and live your own life far away from the usual conventions. Far away from the judging looks of the self-proclaimed elite.
Who are they to tell me what should make me happy? And yet, we are all kept in line, silenced, living in invisible shackles.
I admire those who are free. Those who live. Those who are seen as misfits, dropouts, freaks, weirdos, punks, hippies…
I could never live that way, even if I wanted to. I’ve been brainwashed into living in shame. Hiding my true colors so that society keeps on loving me.
Since my earliest years, I tried to be a rebel. But I was only ever ridiculed. The latest target I make is playing at being a writer.
Ah, but it’s water under the bridge. At least that’s what I pretend. I am not fazed by their words. It’s a hopeless lie.
As time is running out and slips through my fingers, I understand that I am who I am and only I have the power to be me.
I live a life without regrets. I try too. I know that the past can’t change, but it shaped the person I am today. All of it.
I am not perfect, not flawless. I have qualities and I have quirks. Everyone has. Now I am working on becoming my friend again.
We should stop the self-sabotaging and the undiscerning following. If we can’t see things differently, we will grow old in our stink.
And we will wonder what life could have been if we had danced when we had the chance. What life would we have had if we had taken the time to live? (July 20st, 2015)
Out of the Dark and into the Light
Years come and go but they are never the same. Twelve months are filled with laughter and tears, with shadows and brightness, with light and darkness. We feel a variety of emotions that make moments memorable and unforgettable. The past year, 2020, was a special year. Out of the Dark and into the Light is a fictitious chronology written in poetry form. There is hope and despair, love and despise, but there is always a way Out of the Dark and into the Light.
A Life in Frames
An anthology of short stories written and collected over these last eight years. Order yours while it is still hot. Worldwide shipping and handling included
Heart of Stone
Limited to just ten paperback copies, my first novel, Heart of Stone. Emerson Heart is a musician with a lot of ego, but he is also prone to panic attacks. His career is dwindling and after one too many tantrums, his contracts are terminated. Lost in thoughts and lost in life, he meets Riley Stone. Riley Stone is an enigmatic man. He has things to hide, and yet he is confident and strong. He is a wealthy and successful business man who takes care of Emerson by flying him to his private island. One of them will melt a Stone. One of them will melt a Heart.
Drowning in a Sea of Voices – signed paperback
Catherine's second poetry collection. If you order here on the site, you receive a signed copy with a personalised handwritten note.
My poetry collection Unquiet Minds, signed and with a little handwritten note. (worldwide shipping and handling included)