Good Morning Friends,
I’m so excited that my books came yesterday! It’s so much fun to start reading each of your poems.
We had a great time at our launch party Saturday, (thanks to Ingrid) and I loved sharing time together and reading our poetry together. I hope some of you tuned in so you could meet the authors.
When one woman’s vision brings hundreds together that bleed on the page sewing wounds from the past, sharing stories that bring closure and understanding, as we weep what was and celebrate what is!
That’s what happens when we collectively share our raw honest truths to bring hope to every woman no matter what nationality color, creed, gender, or sexual preference. We know some of you are still suffering at the hands of merciless terrorists or enslavement in bondage and brutalized.
Never give up hope, turn to those that can help and to divine guidance.
We are Stronger than anything that happens to us. Your pain is our pain and we are stronger together.
One drop in the ocean collectively makes waves of change that are yet to be seen. Be part of this wave as we are the sea of change.
It is with honor and admiration that I introduce to you # 1 Best Seller on Amazon: Wounds I have healed: The Poetry of Strong Women; Curator and editor Gabriela Maria Milton, Publisher Ingrid Wilson and cover creator, Nick Reeves.
I am proud and honored to have 2 of my poems featured in the book along with 100 plus superb writers.
Get your copy here today by going to Amazon and ordering or WiN a FREE COPY by playing with me. Have a blessed day and stay strong in all you face and remember it is the small wins that bring you over the finish line.
Never underestimate the power within that starts with a single seed of hope.
Sending you so much love and strength to face whatever you are dealing with.
But now let’s do this: PLAY WITH ME:
RULES FOR THE FREE GIVE AWAY: Wounds I Healed:
- Like this post.
- Follow this blog
- Leave a comment telling me why you would love to win the book!
Entries open till 22nd July. Good luck!
Congratulations Cindy. I am sure it has an amazing compilation of poems 💖
Thank you Radhika! Yes, you will love them all. I kept looking for you in here! 💖
Congrats, Cindy. You look so proud and excited posing with the new book! Good for you! I’m happy for you and all those involved in creating this anthology. I think my late-mom would have loved this. She wasn’t much into poetry (and she never understood any of mine), but she would have appreciated the validation of enduring 52 years of an abusive marriage, decades of medical problems and never really having a voice of her own. She would have loved knowing she wasn’t alone, that other women understood and identified with her plight. I know she would have gotten a lot from this anthology. So, on behalf of my late-mom Victoria, kudos to you and the rest on this important project. 🙂
Thanks so much Mike! I really am! I mean how could I not be with all of these amazing authors and Gabriela at the helm right?!!!!
Oh that’s soooo sweet about your mom. She loved you though obviously and I imagine supported you. I’m like your mom in many ways as my words are pretty straight forward in poetry and I don’t understand everything either but it’s been fun learning, growing and trusting my voice. My mom is like your mom and me too but she loves me and is my biggest fan of my work. Wow, that’s a long time of abuse and my mom was in the same situation often so I think she will relate. Here is to your mom Victoria a strong woman with a strong song who just gave here a voice. Thank you truly Mike. Your words mean the world to me and I know I speak for everyone when I say and ALL of US!!!! 🙏🙏💖😘🙏🙏😘
Congratulations Cindy! How awesome! I have the book in my cart on kindle.
Thanks so much Sadje. Oh that’s fun!!! A poem a day is how I’m taking it which i love! 💖
You’re most welcome Cindy
Wowow. Congratulations, Cindy!!!! So proud of your achievements. ❤️
I’d love to win the book to get inspired by all of your words. ☺️
Thanks sooo much Ru! It was a team affair.
OH YAYYYY, I’m happy you are going to play.
We all need all the inspiration we can get and these authors deliver trust me!! 💖💖💖
Great picture! My paperback should arrive today, but I’ve been enjoying the ebook! 💖
Thanks and YAYYYYY!! Soooo exciting Tricia! 👏👏👏💖
whooo hoo!! 👏😘
That’s so awesome!! C ongratulations Cindy 🥳😄🤠✨️✨️🥰
Congratulations Cindy!!😍❤❤ To all those who where involved into this project until it was a success, congratulations! ❤ I’d love to win this book to help me reveal the wounds I buried without healing..I need healing
Thanks and yes to ALL of the amazing authors is right! Oh I’m glad you are going to play.. and your desire is a worthy reason!!! xo 💖💖
Congratulations again! 💓🌻🙏
Thanks a lot and to you!! 💖
Thanks so much! 💖💖
I would love to win a copy because of this book because I believe in the power of sharing and the power of healing!
I love your answer … Now how can you win when you are in spam 😂 🤷♀️
Don’t worry though. I got you out!!!!
To power and healing and to you!!
Thank you truly! 💖💖
You’re very welcome.
Congratulations dearest Cindy, so happy for you all and you are such an inspiration. I’d really3 love to win the book for sure it is a collection of strong women by such wonderful poets and not to mention published and compiled by tremendous women, it would be an honor 🥰❤️ and also you love me so do I so I think I really deserve it 😜😄
Thank you sooo much Dearest Daphny! You are so welcome and I am blessed to have you in my court on so many levels. Thanks for the kind admiration!
Of course I love you and you deserve it!!! You’re in the hopper as one of THE most incredible Strong Woman I know. Besides which, you fight off all the vampires so there’s that.. 😂💖😂💖😂🙏🙏
You’re most welcome, Cindy! Always a pleasure and yayyy fingers cross on this one 🤞😁
Aww.. How sweet of you 🥺🥰
Haha… True and well I did spared your bathtub lets keep that in mind 🤣🤣❤️❤️
💖💖💖 Tis true and good luck my friend!!!
That’s a huge plus for sure which accounts for a LOT!! 😂😂😂 💖💖
Thank you so much my dearest friend! ❤️❤️❤️
Glad we are on the same page 🤣❤️
You’re soooo welcome!!!💕❤️💕🙏
Awwww, how exciting Cindy! Congrats once again my friend and may you continue to soar ladybug! Sending your big hugs and smooches to encourage you to keep gaining momentum! 🏍🐱🏍🚀 Whooooohoooooo!!! 😄👍🏼🤩🌺😎
Thanks soooo much Daaaawwwwwlink!!! You are the best always and it’s awesome to be part of something of this magnitude. I do hope this helps the cause of all woman everywhere..
Hugs and love back to you my dear friend!
I agree with you and so proud of your achievements my daawwwlink friend. 😘🌟🌞🌺🥰🦋💋🎆😊💖😉 You keep me pumped up girl. I too hope the content in this book will help many women who need encouragement and inspiration. 👱🏽♀️👩🏽🦱👩🏼🦰👩🏻👵🏻
You are very kind and a great friend. You do the same for me and I so hope so too! 💖💖
Dawwwwlinkkkk…I am counting on you! 😘🌺🤩💖🥰 Hugs and smooches! 💜🧡💐💚💛
The news about this book just keeps getting better and better, and I am truly so excited to get my copy! Proud to be part of it with you, Cindy!! xx
I know right!!! Soooo exciting Jaya! You are going to LOVE it! It’s so cool to feel it and then see our names in print. So proud and honored to share in this incredible book with you as well! 💖🙏
Wonderful game, Cindy. I received my copies on Sunday and have been reading as often as possible. Love this fabulous post, my friend .💕
Thanks Grace!!! I think it’s a fun way to let more people get their hands on it. I’m going to read one or 2 a day. Pathetic I know but it’s all I can muster. Oh how fun that you got yours too and hey it’s not even Fri-Yay yet. 😂😂 We are “bound’ to have a great weekend.. Hugs and love to you today! 💖
Thanks so much. I plan on reading it whenever I can, sometimes I get so excited and want to rush read but reading it slowly is so much better for absorbing.
I totally agree and then the minutes are presto gone and I’m sleep reading 😂😂💖💖
Yesss. So relatable.💕🤣🤣🤣💕
Congratulations, Cindy!!👏 This is a beautiful post. Thank you for empowering women everywhere. 🤗🙏❤️
Thanks so much Dear Scott!!! I’m happy you liked it and I do hope and pray so!!! 💖💖💖
Congratulations Cindy! I am so happy for you! I know all the poems would be wonderful 💕❤
Thanks soooo much Sheereen! They really are fantastico. xoxoxo 💖💖💖
You’re so great, Cindy.
This is a brilliant idea, Cindy: thank you for doing this and publicizing the anthology further 🙏❤️🤗
You’re so welcome Ingrid!!! I also have heard some of my friends have ordered the book which is awesome!! 💖💖👏👏👏
Happy to help and glad you liked the idea!
Oh my Gosh Dear Cindy Teasing
me With A Private Video When i Come
HeaR to Consume Your Poetry All Free With
Smiles Congrats Again on the Publish Of Your
Two Healing Women’s Wounds Poems Always
A Wonderful Art to Do mY FRiEnD
Currently Experiencing A Heat
Wave Mostly ACross the
US As Climate Change
Continues to Free
Less As Karma
Does Have a Bite
That Tastes Like Not
Only Pandemic Issues
Yet Inflation That Naturally
Comes to Tease Us to Consume
Yet What i Do
is Art That’s Free
All It Takes is to Squeeze
me into This Fiber Optic Cable
All 245 Pounds as It’s True i Do
Still Consume Regular Food Yet
(At The Speed of Love When
Actually Receiving ThiS Way)
Still What i Find Most Delicious
to Do is Free Art No Matter What
Free Form Essence of HeART SoUL
SPiRiT Comes Next i Truly Can’t Imagine
Any Gift Greater Than to Give My Soul Away Free
i Can’t iMagine Any Gift of BLiSSinG or BLeSSinG Greater
Than the Autotelic Moving Meditative Flow Either in Song
or Dance of Soul Free Now i Swear if i Could Give One Teaspoon
Of Heaven This
Way Away to
A New Hobby They
MiGHT Do too Clothing
The World More With Free Art
Than Just Consuming Our Face All
of Mother Nature Away Hehe it’s What my
‘Alien’ FRiEnDS The Stars Notice Most Coming
Into View of This Most Beautiful Bright Green And
Blue Orb This Beautiful Eye of Life True Both From
Within an Up There too Inside Outside All Around
True One Day
The Seed of Us
We No Longer Can
Eat Money And Never
Be Satisfied for Less
Than Love That
Truly Human More…
So What Do the Stars See
When they See What We’ve
Done to this Beautiful Green
Blue Orb of Course They Cry
They Cry Small Parts Falling
to Earth They Cry…
You Can’t Eat
Mars too True
of EartH EATinG Our Only Face
Oh Whoa Is Zombie Apocalypse Indeed my FRiEnD
It’s True i SMiLE When i Cry It’s What Ya Do to Survive…
Hehe Been Awhile Since i Gifted You A FRedwood With SMiLes…
Hugger i Am..:)
Thank you dear Fred for your gift in words and feelings of love. so much appreciated as is your poetry and musings. Hot as bejesus here today again/. take good c are my friend. 💖💖💖
SMiles Dear Cindy
Summers In the U.S.
And Canada As
At Least There
Is AC And i Don’t
Fear Freezing to
Life Still Good
Enough With SMiles
Have A Beautiful Hot
Congrats, Cindy! It’s great to see your writing passion come to this point. And being published with others is a wonderful connection. I hope it brings more healing to those in need.
Thank you so much for being here Wendell as a strong man who knows and holds space for all of the woman of the world. I’m so grateful for your appreciation! 💖💖 Thanks so much truly! 💖💖
Congratulations, Cindy👍🙂💕 it must be an amazing book. By the way, you look amazing in the photo😍👍
Thanks so much Saima! 💖💖💖 I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.. oh AREN’T YOU TOO SWEET.. THANKS A LOT!! 💖💖
Congratulations on having your poems published. I’m looking forward to receiving my copy.😊💗
Congratulations and best wishes
Thanks so much Prakash!! 💖💖 It’s good to see you!
Great idea, Cindy! I purchased the book but have not had time to read it yet. 🙂
Thanks Cheryl. I was hoping you were in it too but that thing called time….. hope you are managing. I haven’t either. lol 💖💖
Congrats to all authors and truly sounds like a great book
Are you in to play or are you buying your copy? 😂💖
I might get a copy –
I think you’ll like it.. clients that don’t like poetry are so there’s that. 😂💖
That is enticing even tho my TBR pile is gigantic – but maybe can squeeze this one in
so funny… i just said that in the prior post.. I know all about those.. haahah 💖😂😎
I’ll keep you posted when I get it
I’m touched.. somehow I misunderstood the spacing🤷♀️😱
For you !
You’re dear.. and then again it could go on your TBR table.. lol 😂
I’ll move it up to read because I love ya so much and have to support your work!
Also – cheers to the many authors that contributed ☀️😊
Aren’t you the sweetest ever but don’t do it for me.. I only have 2 poems in there but I know you’ll love them and the work of the others in extraordinary! 💕🥰😘
Awesome – and the nice part about a poetry book is that it keeps on giving for a while –
You can jump around and slowly pour over some and the skim then ones that might not appeal —
I totally agree with you there!!! 💕🙌🙌🙌
Congratulations Cindy 💟
Aww thanks so much! 💖
Hon, congratulations once again for your beautiful poems and thank you for helping us spread the word. It means a lot to me. Love you.
You’re soooo welcome Gabriela and thank YOU again. You would think it was my book with the giveaway lol (wait till you see my side by side pic of the cover .. the pic was taken 37 years ago.. it’s wild … now if I can find it.)
Would you like to enter 😂 It’s a pleasure and you are rockin it and I’m proud to be a part of such a powerful book of poetry with amazing writers. I love coming after Maropeng Florah Gama The African Queen who did a brilliant job not only writing but reading her poetry.
It’s a pleasure as you know.
Love you too my dearest 💖💖💖
Congratulations. Have, My Friend, a great time celebrating.
Thank you so much Goff. It is a fun book to celebrate.
Lmk when we should schedule our emojiku for the month. I have an idea to keep you out of overload with that. We can email when you’re up for it 💖
Thanks Cindy. At the moment I have truly stepped back and shut down. No re-blogging, no prompts, no emojiku posted (all on hold in pending. E-mails only scanned. Try to answer comments. Try to read as many friends’ posts as I can. Probably will not return full time till late September. All posts pre-scheduled. If you want to go ahead with the publishing of emojiku that is fine by me. Have a great day my friend. Stay happy. Stay Smiling My Friend.
You’re so welcome!
Do take good care!
I’m glad you are taking a needed break !
It’s a lot and you started posting a lot again too which takes its toll.
Until Sept it is!!! Just in time for our big gala… the wedding.
We’ll see if I continues without you or not-:)
Thanks my friend and lots of love!!!💕💕❤️🥰
Thanks Cindy. Just popping in and checking comments. Hope all the wedding plans and arrangements fall into place with ease..Happy Hearts day My Friend.
You’re so welcome Goff. Everything is underway at least at this point thankfully.
I’m going to add an emojiku post next week from Suzette’s post today. lmk if I should add yours.. xo 💖
No problem. Over the next few days I will be taking a complete break from blogging. Only pre-scheduled posts served. Stay Smiling.
Good for you!
I am going to do the same at the end of July I hope! 💕❤️
Total Time Out starts from tomorrow!! Stay Safe My Friend. Happy Smiles Day.
💖💖💖💖💖 Always love 💖💖💖💖💖💖
What a great photo, Cindy! I posted a very giddy pic of me smiling and pointing to the book lol!! My books arrived too and it’s great reading everyone poems. Great job to all!! Such an honor! 💪🏼 💕 🌹
oh Yayyyyy.. I’m coming to look. It is great fun. Now if I can get time to read.. lol. It’s sooo fabulous and Yes, we are amongst amazing writers which is so thrilling! 💖
It’s on my Facebook page if you want a good laugh. This was the most exciting, humbling and fun experience I’ve had in a while. So great to be included with wonderful authors like you, Gabriela and so many more. Love all my fabulous sistas!! 💕
oh awesome.. not on your blog. you know me.. this is my go to but I need to check there so will do. It really is.. sistas 4 ever! 💖
I haven’t purchased yet. Waiting for promotion or giveaway (hint hint) maybe. Congratulations. Xoxo 🎉
Oh YAyyyyy Selma. Now’s your time to shine which you do everyday.
Thanks a lot. xo 💖
✨ 💃🏼 ✨
Many congratulations once again, Cindy ✨❤️💫
Thanks always Navin!! 💖💖
You’re welcome Cindy ✨💟 💫
Congratulations Cindy, and well done to Gabriela, Ingrid, and Nick .. 🤗💕📘
Thanks so much Ivor! Yes they deserve the credit along with the amazing poet!~ 💖💖💖
What a blast, Cindy! Congratulations!!
Proud of you and thrilled for you 🙂
You Go, Girl!
Thank you so much Pat!!! I so much appreciate your kind comment and thanks truly!!! 💖💖
You are so creative and so much fun. I love this book give away idea! I love this post, my dearest Cindy! 💖
Thanks so much Jeff!!! And it’s Not even fun Fri-Yay.. haha. Now what will I do.. I’m out of ideas. 😂😂😎 Happy you liked it and so honored to be in the book with you and so many amazing authors. Love ya` 💖
You’re welcome, Cindy! Always. Haha! You’ll come up with something wonderful! Ah, an honor, indeed! Love ya too. 💖
And you’re right!! I have and I’ll post soon, thanks for the faith. Thanks happy Fri-Yay my friend! 💕🥰😘
Such an important moment and time dearest Cindy friend. Many congrats and wishes that it reaches to every corner as it must. Watching your exciting best in the video was lovely. Again many many wishes for this achievement!!!
Your words are always blessings of the heart and I’m so grateful dearest Nara.
Thank you truly! I am delighted.
Yes let’s hope dearest Nara!!!
I’m so happy you joined in my excitement.
Big love and hugs and appreciation truly!!!💕🙏💕🙏
Congratulations Cindy on finally getting your book on your hand 👏👏
The book seem pretty amazing and inspirational to me 😍Kudos to all the poets and writers of the book. Will definitely add that to my list.
And, thank you so so so much for considering buying our Unsung Heroes book as well. I’ve seen that video and I would like to say that you shouldn’t be sorry, I know how busy you were with all those remodeling of your house and other important things. So, its definitely no issue. But I’m so glad you finally get it now.
So, Thankyou so much. I sincerely hope you’ll like reading it. 🙏🏻😃🍻 Much love ❤️
Thanks so much Ritish and sooo glad you saw the video and YOUR BOOK in the pile! I’m thrilled and you’re soooo welcome my friend.! 💖👏👏
Yeah definitely 😃😃🍻
I left my comment on that post too
👏👏👏 Spread the word “buy our books”.
Wounds I healed UNFOLD THE STORIES OF UNSUNG HEROS! 💖
Let’s do it.
Oh! Sorry, its that post 🤣
I’m so excited that I even forgot in which post Im commenting into.
You are so cute.. hahahah thanks a lot .. got it! 💖👏😂😎
How wonderful. I love the picture of you with your book. Congrats again, Cindy. <3 <3 <3 <3
Thanks sooo much Diana!
You are too kind and I appreciate that!! 💖💖
Sorry such a short comment. My husband was waiting for me in the car. Lol. Congrats, my friend.
all good dear.. did you see me i reader today? Fun Fri-Yay? I think i’m back to problems.. yikes!
I haven’t. Heading over.
thanks for letting me know. 🙏
This is such an awesome project! It is even better because you are in it!
Congratulations to all involved!
I love your pose of strength, pride and happiness. Blessings!
thanks Ana Star. It really is and thank you… that is so sweet of you to say.
I’m glad you liked that. You are the only one that took notice, I felt good writing it and I too enjoyed it so thanks truly for noticing!!! 💖
Congratulations again on being a part of such a fantastic book! 💖💕
Thanks again.. lot’s of fun!! 💖
Beautiful Cindy it’s great of you to do something to give some hope to women out there experiencing difficult times. congratulations!
Thank you soooo much. I appreciate your support so much.
Did you by chance see me in reader today?
No…I did not.that’s why I miss your posts sometimes.i have to click on your name in previous comments .
Oh that’s so weird!!! Thanks for letting me know!!!
So much appreciated!!
I am truly happy to be a part of it and thanks so much for noticing 💕
Congratulations Cindy. I am happy to hear that you are part of a great thing. Nice one🤝
Thanks so much Chris!!
I am thrilled for Gabriela and Ingrid and all of the authors, and happy my piece is in there. You’re sweet to let me know! 💕❤️
Congratulations on getting your poems published! Sounds like a great read! Always good to support strong women!
Thank you so much Ena and for visiting and reading.. also letting me know about not seeing me in reader. That was so kind. Enjoy your break. 💖
Hearty congratulations my dear friend. You are so talented and awesome. Nice to have your poems published. All the very best and keep it going Cindy.
I so much appreciate that my friend. 💖💖
I’m grateful for your continued support. 💖🙏
You are always welcome dear Cindy. Keep up the good work 💕💕💕💕
Thanks💕 and you too!
Congratulations, Cindy! You truly deserve it. I can feel your excitement and would like to see that excitement in the book. I’m going to order a copy. All the best 👍💐💖
Thank you soooo much! That’s so awesome you are .. I’m right after the “African Queen” Maropeng Florah Gama which i love. She read the day of our poetry party on Zoom and I loved her writing so I’m thrilled. I’m on page 141 💖💖😻🌹🌹🌹
Wow! That’s good. Thank you, Cindy 💖💐
Cindy, you have said so eloquently expressed what we would all like to say. A very proud, overwhelming time for all of us. ❤️❤️🙌🏼
I’m happy to hear that Punam. It’s a wonderful thing and especially right now!
Having WP issues.. not sure if you saw my post on Friday? 🙏🙏
I sure am, Cindy! I have been busy lately and saving posts to read but they keep disappearing! 😓
Might have to unfollow and follow again some of the blogs.
Will check Friday’s post. 👍🏼
No rush no worries.. I’m just troubleshooting and trying to track. It’s so annoying. I notice you haven’t been writing as much lately. Crazy busy too. 💖💖🙏🙏🙏🙏
Crazy busy… that’s exactly it! 😅❤️❤️
Thanks for understanding. 🙏🏼🙏🏼💖
of course.. meeeee too. hugs and love and breathing to you and mee too 💖💖💖🙏🌞🌞
Take care. 💖💖🤗
Congratulations Cindy … Wow to be at #1 is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved .. 🤗☺💙🌏
It was wonderful to see and hear you at the launch!