the book: between woes and foes
You are the force thriving between woes and foes.
I came with gifts. If you are reading this, I wanted to thank you for being on this journey with me and say that you deserve a piece of what I have been working on. We will put many things into the world between now and the end of the year. Let's start with my book of poems.
Today, I'll show you a fourth of the book. Then, on January 26 2023, I'll show you the whole thing.
Let me share with you about 25 poems in the book "between woes and foes."
Why that name? Woes and foes? Well, let me explain:
What are woes?
When you're experiencing woes, you feel extreme emotions like sadness, agony, and hopelessness. They are feelings of profound despair and anguish. Most people's worst times involve some crisis or disaster where they are completely taken aback by the scope of their calamity.
A traumatic incident, a stressful circumstance, or a trying life experience can all trigger these reactions. Personal loss, a broken relationship, a challenging decision, or any other trying situation can all lead to distress.
Long-term mental distress, like that caused by depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is another possible manifestation of bad fortune.
Woes are an expression of the anguish, terror, and melancholy that come standard with being human.
Who are foes?
Foes” are people who don't agree with you or try to hurt you. They might be competitors in a race, enemies in a fight, or rivals in a market. They could be someone who disagrees with you in a debate or argument, or they could be someone who is trying to hurt you or put you down.
Foes are usually thought of as opponents, and they can be hard to deal with or beat. There are many different kinds of relationships that can lead to enemies, including ideological, business, and personal ones. It's essential to keep in mind that anyone can be an enemy.
Foes can also come in many shapes and sizes, from physical attacks to insults.
No matter what shape they take, enemies are people or things that try to stop progress or hurt someone or something.
Who are you?
You are the force thriving between woes and foes. You are thriving to better yourself every day, and among your many resources for that, you included me, so thank you.
Here is your copy: between woes and foes
Ivan, ‘between woes and foes’ is profound, intimate, and inviting. Thanks for sharing yourself with us, and—through that—being a light for those that walk scattered, isolated in pain. Calling us to gather and assemble in joy.
Many faves but for a highlight:
I’m crushed by the pain of a tale that I can’t tell
It’s a deep, dark abyss that nobody knows.
It would be nice to not exist and watch life
and watch life from the sidelines
but we are actors and performers.
In each poetic verse, there’s a story
that can take us to a distant memory
the words paint a picture so divine
and the heart is filled with beauty so sublime
Thanks for being a light that gathers, and here’s to “rewriting this whole life and this time there will be so much love, we won’t be able to see beyond it.”
Can’t wait for the full collection and in the meanwhile get yourself a good treat to be paid by me in the future🥂