Finding Peace

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Finding Peace is a collection of poems I've written over the past 20 years. Over time I was challenged to be less private about my poetry and to share it more openly in various ways, including several contests. As a result of that process, eight of the poems below received awards, while others have been shared at public art venues. As frightening as it was to allow a part of myself to become a part of you, life is about growth and choices and learning to find peace in the choices that we make. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to do that. Charis. (Webmaster,

My Poetry in Published Format

Sixteen of my poems are featured in a printed gift book, available for purchase on, titled Finding Peace. Click to preview all pages:

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My Poetry in Video Format

You can view my poetry to music on my YouTube Channel and Facebook

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