This is my blood, this is my song. In the early 1940s in Czechoslovakia, Rafael Ullmann and his family are sent to Terezin, the so-called model ghetto for Jewish artists. In the 1970s in Canada, Annie Ullmann lives a predictable, lonely life on a prairie with her reclusive father and deaf-dumb mother. Thirty years later, in Australia, Joe Hawker is uncertain about himself and his future. Told across three continents and time-lines, This Is My Song is a symphonyencouraging us to find our own music.
Living in her hometown of New Bridge, Connecticut, Emily Doyle has everything she could want in life: an engagement to her high school sweetheart and childhood best friend, Jimmy Gordon, and the opportunity of a lifetime to audition for the Connecticut Symphony. But when an unfortunate accident leaves her with a broken arm, threatening her dream of becoming a professional pianist, Emily must re-evaluate the choices she's made. As ghosts from their past begin to haunt their relationship, Emily must discover the truth about Jimmy, and more importantly, herself.
The reading of poetry has always been one of my favorite pastimes. Certain poems over the years have touched my heart and given me the understanding of many of my emotions. Writing poetry has allowed me to release these emotions, fears, and dreams as well as trying to comfort others. I began writing when I as around ten years old and it was a great comfort to me as a young woman. My hometown is Morgan City, Louisiana. We now live in Cade, Louisiana. I have three grown daughters and a great husband, all of whom have taught me how special life can be. They have endowed me with ten grandchildren, who keep me young and make me feel so alive. This book of poetry and short story is dedicated to my family with all of my love.
Written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Schnayerson, My Song is an inspiring story of performance and protest, from a superstar singer and actor who was on the front lines of practically every progressive political battle in modern memory. Along the way, he befriended some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, from Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando and Sidney Poitier to Martin Luther King, the Kennedys, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fidel Castro, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan and Nelson Mandela. From his impoverished childhood in Harlem and Jamaica, through his meteoric rise as an international calypso star, provocative crossover into Hollywood where he broke down many racial barriers, passionate lifelong involvement in the civil rights movement and myriad other social causes, to his personal struggles and rich friendships, this is a remarkable, multifaceted and hugely inspirational story. "A man whose story should be told for generations to come" (Robert Redford)
The title of this work suggests the magnitude of its contents: There are treasures within that are the definition of faith, hope, and love; these ideals are characterized by the diverse way in which they are presented. Because of the complexity of life and emotion, it is difficult to capture them in song. Also, it is easier to explain what poetry is not than to explain what it is, but there is no denying that this is poetry and music in their truest forms. The events, experiences, and people that produced this author provoked and shaped a poet who hopes to one day be seen as a national resource. Each poem in this book has been brought up and nourished as any child is and the author wishes each of them to find relevance in this world by helping and inspiring others.
Release on 2019-08-01 | by Missy Buchanan,Lucimarian Roberts
Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith
Author: Missy Buchanan,Lucimarian Roberts
Pubpsher: Upper Room Books
My Story, My Song is the heartwarming memoir of the late 88-year-old Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, mother of Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts. It details pivotal moments in Mrs. Roberts' life, revealing how faith in God gave her strength and hope to face the challenges of life. Good Morning America viewers came to know and love Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts. For many, the heartfelt connection began the day after Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast. They eagerly watched as Robin stood among the remnants of her hometown and talked about her desperate search for her elderly mother, who had ridden out the storm in her Mississippi home. Once she knew that her mother was safe, Robin admitted she was not surprised to learn that even as the winds howled and floodwaters rose, Lucimarian Roberts sang hymns. As she was working on her memoir, Lucimarian still was able to recite the lyrics to hundreds of hymns and spirituals first learned in her childhood church. She credited hymns for helping her, a black woman born in 1924, live faithfully through the turbulent times of the Great Depression, segregation, the civil rights struggle, and the loneliness and constant moves that came with being married to a U.S. Air Force officer. Robin writes, "Folks are drawn to Mom's humility, wisdom, and spirituality. Countless times I've been told, 'Your mother should write a book.' Reflections from Robin on her mother's life and faith cap each chapter. Now you will be able to gain insights from Lucimarian Roberts' amazing life. "God has brought the most wonderful and sometimes the most unlikely people, of all ages and races, into my life to encourage and guide me on this spiritual journey of life," Mrs. Roberts said with bright eyes. Highlights of My Story, My Song include: Inspiring stories of how a mother's love and character affect generations to come A tribute to the power of hymns and music to lift the heart out of loneliness and grief Honest childhood stories of poverty and alcoholism and the strength to overcome Insight into life as an African American during segregation and beyond Examples of the powerful influence of mentors and role models Encouraging stories of aging with grace Reminders of the impact of integrity, character, and love You will be inspired and uplifted by this memoir of a woman who faced the best and worst of times with faith, dignity, and grace.
Release on 2005-01-01 | by Dennis Linn,Sheila Fabricant Linn,Matthew Linn
Author: Dennis Linn,Sheila Fabricant Linn,Matthew Linn
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An elegant, lyrical retelling of an East African fable about a young hero who looks at his life to ask its God-given purpose, or "song," and discovers answers to other important questions about the nature of life. Full color.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Miscarriage Association to help in their work supporting families. This book is both my story and my song. It is the story of my babies who died before they were born; it is my song of healing and hope in grief, given as a gift to others. It is not a diary or an autobiography of my experience; rather it is a collection of poems and prose which I have written over the years in memory of my four baby boys and in the journey of grief which I have travelled. They were written as a form of healing and they are given now in the hope that they might help the healing of those who read them. I am a mum of angels; We are many in number; We are never alone. Emma