The poems in this book were written over a period of five years. Beginning as I was entering into high school and during a time when I felt completely at a loss in life. Poetry proved to be a valuable lifeline when I believed there were no other viable alternatives for dealing with my feelings. Poetry can provide therapeutic relief from worries and lifes excess stress. It invites readers to incorporate their thoughts and emotions into the words, creating the opportunity for temporary breaks from everyday life encounters. Through poetry I learned that it was okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry, and to simply live. We can intertwine and cross whats real with fantasy ... if only just for that moment in time.