Friday, October 26, 2012

Slopjar by Ingrid Jennings

            My heart has ached for poetry from a very young age. I remember reading Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein. As I grew older my mind begin to crave dark literary authors such as Edgar Allan Poe; my favorite. But I also enjoyed, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Langston Hughes. Even King David's Psalms lit a light in my heart. The more I read, the more I wanted to contribute to the dying language of poetry so I begin to write.

Sorrow (taken from Slopjar)

Who knew my heart would ache like this,

who knew the pain I carried

beaten on my back by whips of steel,

I lie broken, crushed, dismembered by the lies of betrayal.

Lord help me now,

Im a bruised woman

tortured by withered dreams and faulty words.

I sit amongst demons and bitter souls

I am a bruised woman

beaten down by false love

false hope,

 false words.

I sit alone clouded by satan's heroes

I suffocate on their stench

I vomit from their touch,

Lord help me now,

I'm amongst the dead.

Awaken me like Lazarus,

Anoint my head with oil

breathe life into my lungs and grace upon my soul.

Make me a cleansed woman,

cleansed of aches and pain,

sorrow and shame,

Erase the devil’s curse

and write me a lullaby.

Let me soar,

let me fly, let me enter

eternal happiness.

I now sit a cleansed woman.

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Ingrid Jennings

Genre: Poetry

Publisher: Lioness Publishing House

ISBN: 978-0985696047

Number of pages: 138
Word Count: 9,122

Cover Artist: Gaelyn Larrick

Book Description:

This is a book of poetry that will truly touch your soul. Indulge in the words of a lonely lunatic full of laughter, love, lust, Lucifer, and the Lord. 

Escape into a world of profound, seductive words that will melt your soul like butter. 

Escape into an insane mind and learn the trials of a battered soul. 

Fall into the trap of this astonishing book that will pull at the strings of your heart. 

Immerse yourself in the pure pleasure of this dazzling work of art. 

Open up the Slopjar.

About the Author:

Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Ingrid Jennings is what one would call a true Lioness. As a wife and a mother, she is loyal and a protector. As a publishing guru, she is a team player and works with her clients toward their success. As a teacher, she is passionate about education, and as a business woman, she is always on the hunt for new opportunities to learn and grow. She wears many hats and handles each situation in stride and with ease.

        With a B.S. in biology and chemistry from Palm Beach Atlantic Christian University, Ingrid decided to go a step further, to get a step closer to her true passion by excelling with her masters degree in reading education from Nova Southeastern University.
Ingrid spent three years working as a public school teacher in Palm Beach County, teaching integrated science to ninth graders. While teaching, Ingrid self-published her poetry into her first book titled SlopjarSlopjar recieved rave reviews not only for its creativity, excellent writing, and self expression but also for the excellence of its publishing and marketing. Through the experience and knowledge gained while publishing and marketing her own book, Ingrid gained an appreciation for the inner workings of the publishing world and ultimately birthed her own publishing company Lioness Publishing House.

Twitter @ingridmjennings

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1 comment:

bn100 said...

This sounds intriguing.