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that day in May

yellow roses

I saw him sleeping in my dream

that day in May, that day in May

I saw him sleeping in my dream

that day in May, so many years ago

So peaceful, he did seem

that day in May, that day in May

So peaceful, he did seem

that day in May, surrounded in yellow

We went to see what was happening

that day in May, that day in May

we found that he was not napping

that day in May, his name I did bellow

From his coma he did not wake

that day in May, that day in May

a drunken driver, his life did take

that dark day in May, full of sorrow

~Melanie Blackwell

When I was in junior high school I woke up one morning remembering a very vivid dream about a close friend of mine.  I could still clearly see him sleeping peacefully in a room that was not his own….there were yellow flowers all around the room as well as various teddy bears.  I thought the dream was odd but shook it off and started getting ready for the day ahead.  The phone rang before I even left for school that day and we learned that my friend had been playing football with a friend in his front yard the evening before when a drunk driver veered off the road into the yard and ran over him.  We went to the hospital to see him.  He was in a coma and his hospital room was exactly as I had dreamt it….

He never woke. I’ll never forget.


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The Seed- A friend’s debut novel

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Hi All!

Do you know/follow Helen Valentina?  I have been following her for awhile now and she is an amazing poet 🙂  AND she has just released her first novel The Seed, now available on lulu.com, iTunes (link via lulu.com) and Amazon Kindle.


Book Description

Sara Fraser, a solitary artist, is haunted by her dreams of a past life where she is deeply in love—a concept and experience foreign to her waking existence. Just as she is becoming known for her artistic endeavors, Sara launches a new series of paintings based on her dreams.

Robert Masters, a journalist in a passionless marriage, interviews Sara about her latest work, only to discover a personal connection to her paintings: it seems he is the man in her dreams. But when Robert, a man who prefers to peer inside others’ lives instead of his own, suddenly finds the intrigue of a possible shared history catapulting him into an intense romance with Sara, a story from the past begins to haunt both of them. As the lovers contemplate leaving the waking world to follow their dreams, the possibility of happiness dictates them to take risks they never could have imagined before.

The Seed is a story of truth, loss, and the price two people must pay for love.


For lulu.com, you can find both the paperback and ebook versions at her Author Spotlight page plus also a link to iTunes to download if that is your preferred mode.  The spotlight page is at:


And for Amazon Kindle, the link is:


So, go forth and support this wonderful writer!  

Buy it.  

Read it.

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