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Hello and welcome to my site. Everyone faces depression at some point in their life. This is a collection of my poems and metaphors that helped lift me up from the depth of my own depression. I pray my words will help some of you cope and rise up to help others. Together the world can be a more pleasant place to live when we all care for each other. In an effort to help finance my writing career, and currently fix my vehicle as I am without one, I have decided to affiliate my website with a few shopping sites. Amazon and Target will pay me a small percentage of any order placed through these pages, so if you would like to help support my website or my writing career, please use my links to these premium stores. It cost no additional money on your part. Thank you so much if you do, or even if you don't. I really appreciate the visits to my blog. If you love my poems be sure to leave me a review on Amazon good reads as this will help me reach new people.To reach the other pages, topics, and poems click the view profile link under this for table of contents.


Mommy cheated  on my dad,
it makes me hurt, it makes me sad.
He works so hard so we can be,
happy, healthy, loved and free.
He tucks me in he cares so much.
as tears bring forth a trembled touch.
Forehead kiss and story time,
he acts ok pretends I'm blind.
Lights go out the door is closed,
an argument will soon unfold.
I close my eyes and fight back tears,
as words grow loud and fighting nears.
Anger, hurt and broken glass,
a shattered lamp then silence pass.
Time ticks on and whispers grow,
louder words bring shouting flows.
When mommy cheated on my dad,
she kissed a man and hurt us bad.
Sometimes she cries and he feels dumb,
days go by we all grow numb.
Now every body has to see,
effects of infidelity.

Audio Special

In an effort to promote my book and gain honest reviews,
I am having a free audio book giveaway for a limited time.
If you would like a free copy of "Conquering Depression"  on audibles and live in either the U.S or U.K please message me for your free copy. Together we can help reduce suicide rates, battle anxiety and perhaps, even Conquer Depression in someones life!

Thank you!!

With 2019 coming to an end I must say thank you to all my fans and supporters, I am humbled and honored to have had the chance to chat with people from all corners of the world this year, as I decided to release my book and expand my ever growing website. I sincerely appreciate all the encouragement, inspiration, motivation and feedback for each and every one of my poems. Just as they reach out and touch you, I am also touched deeply and inspired to continue . Growing up I never would have imagined I would become a writer,  let alone be encouraged to become one from total strangers. As I enter 2020 I am excited for the friends I will meet, the lives I will touch and the ability to make a difference.  Expect in the coming year, the release of my second book and many additional story poems, because I never know where, or when I will be inspired to write. One thing is certain, I love each and every one of you, and you are all my friends. Those that know me personally have always called me Dan the man, well I am sure as hell gonna be the man this year. I have never felt so sure of anything in my life, I was put on this earth to help others. I finally have the understanding and ability to fully achieve that. God Bless you all, and If you have read my work, purchased my book, left a 5 star review or even just an encouraging word to me I am so very thankful and I appreciate every like,  comment, share, review, or even the thank you  that I hear so often. You will never know ho much they all truly mean to me, as they help me stay inspired, as well as grow and expand into new homes. Touching new hearts, helping new people, making new friends. 

Now Available on audio

Excited to announce that my book is now available on audio through this link, click pic. Beautifully narrated by Giselle M. Chatelain. Conquering Depression a poetic perception, is a poetic expressions, rhyming, teen and young adult romance book. It helps describe how to change your mind or how to beat depression that we all face with romance and heartbreak. It contains inspirational poetry and quotes of wisdom. Teens and suicide is a very real and serious topic and this suicide books message will help act as a guide to help teens survive and thrive. It also serves as a teen and young adult romance book, as the chapters present poems of love, loss, hope, strength and finding renewed life through faith and positive mental thinking.

Paperback release

Depression is something that everyone faces in life and can be very difficult to deal with and cope. I wrote this as a collection of uplifting inspirational messages to help that cause. In these pages you will find poems and metaphors that I wrote as I faced my own demons and challenges in life. Sometimes, with tears in my eyes I would pour the words out, and these stories would emerge. Day by day I would rise above the depression that has enveloped many aspects of my younger life. Sometimes from a failed marriage or relationships, other times from the loneliness or health problems that we all will face eventually. From loss of a loved one, to feelings of failure and shortcomings. Life is full of adversity, anxiety, and so much pain that can and will get you down, if you focus on it and allow it to take hold. I am now a firm believer in the power behind positive mental thoughts. After a near suicide of my own, I awoke with a new passion, a realization of my own mortality and that life is precious, and even in my darkest hour there is light everywhere. Make the choice to look and see it. Be a light for others! When we lost Robin Williams I knew that suicide was more of an epidemic than I ever imagined. Arguably the funniest man in the world, was that hurt, that sad? And no one saw it. Yes I thought, there is a need for these up lifting messages and metaphors that many can relate with. So, I have decided to share my life work and inspirations that I have found along the way with hopes it may bring relief to others in need.

Endless Highway

Endless Highway

Driving down the highway but I can't outrun your tears,
you leave me feeling helpless, hopeless, lost and full of fears.

I try and gain composure as I take this aimless drive,
the many miles, hills and lakes just seem to come alive.

Nature and serenity  do wonders for my soul,
they a bring an equanimity and help me gain control.

When life is full of chaos and my mind is quite a mess,
or when I find that loving you is bringing me distress.

When others try and help me but I have to do it my way,
I grab my keys, pick up my life, and drive this
endless highway.


Mommy cheated   on my dad, it makes me hurt, it makes me sad. He works so hard so we can be, happy, healthy, loved and free...