A new book. Poems of inspiration, sorrow, family life, memories and a look beyond.
|QUIET WHISPERS is a collection of inspirational poetry written in the years after the death of Susan Elaine Collins' youngest son in 1997.
Her son was killed instantly, and Susan was shaken to the innermost part of her being.
The tragic loss of her child is reflected in much of her poetry--the writing of which has become a healing path for her.
Throughout QUIET WHISPERS,Susan conveys a feeling of encouragement to the reader. Her faith in God is uppermost in her thoughts.
She writes of her love for God and His love for all of us.
She writes about family, children, growing old, ad past and present times.
She also writes story poetry.
Most of these story poems are written with a twist...things that might or might not have happened.
~WHISPERS IN THE WIND~
A quiet place this seems to be,
Here among these swaying trees.
I hear quiet whispers in the wind...
They are soundless voices blending in.
I walked slowly among the graves,
They are resting places for the brave,
These are souls that have gone on before,
Had fought their fights and won their war.
They all had to choose right or wrong,
Some, with Jesus, walked along.
These are the ones saved by Grace,
Their Savior--they can now embrace.
So many souls have passed this way,
Many lingered, wished to stay.
They walked along hand in hand,
All left footprints in the sand.
We cannot walk this way again,
We must continue to life's end.
All those souls who will come at last,
Will watch our footprints from their past.
Soon all our hopes and all our dreams,
All our thoughts and memories,
Will be whispers in the wind...
Soundless voices blending in.
Susan Collins was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and brought up in a Christian home. After graduating from high school and FA Art School, her family moved to Tucson, Arizona where she met and married Billy Collins. They had four sons.
In 1995 Susan, her husband and two of their sons moved to a small farm in Kentucky. She and her husband still live among the rolling hills of Kentucky.
A Breath Away is Susan's first book.