I had big plans for this blog post. Then life happened. Life is what happens while you make plans, right? Obviously, I didn't get done what I wanted to. I kept putting it off. Why? FEAR. As I sit down to write my hands are sweaty, I'm shaking, totally nervous. Why? I write all the time. Even more often, I speak comforting words to others who are hurting. So what makes this so hard? Well, generally I write for myself. No one else sees my work. Why is it so much harder to write words others will read? Fear of judgement? Fear of failure? Fear of rejection? My mind tells me "They won't like what you have to say." "No one is interested in your opinion." We have all been there. We have all let fear control us at one point or another.
Beware, this is dangerous thinking my friends. What if Maya Angelou or Mahatma Gandhi had kept their wise words hidden? What if Albert Einstein or Ben Franklin had been afraid to step out of their comfort zones? What if Martin Luther King had kept his mouth shut and Rosa Parks had gone to the back of the bus? What if George Washington and Abe Lincoln had allowed fear to cripple them? What if Samuel Clemens and William Shakespeare had listened to the thoughts telling them to put down the pen? This world would be an entirely different place. We would be living without their comforting words, without freedom, without many of the medical advances we take for granted. And we would be missing out on many of the amazing stories that have stood the test of time, stories that continue to inspire writers today. No, it's not easy. Each of these men and women worked hard, stepped out despite their fear, and took a chance. I think we can all say we are thankful that they did. Nothing worth doing is going to be easy. Why am I telling you all this? Maybe it's what I needed to tell myself. See, as I sit here writing these words I still haven't convinced myself to attach one of my poems. What if you guys don't like it? What if it makes you sad? What if I fail? But, what if my words, my past experiences, help just one of you. And what if sharing a bit of myself helps me?
A Mommy Never Forgets
A mommy never forgets the love she feels for her child
Her heart is imprinted with the visions filling her mind
She loves and loves no matter the cost
And never recovers from the pain of a child lost
No measure of time will take the pain away
She has to find new strength to survive each day
Nothing can replace that child in her heart
They simply were not meant to be apart
In God is where she finds the comfort she seeks
He carries her through til next they meet
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
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-Melannie S for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
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