20 Aug

Eclipse (Poem)

Eclipse Poem by Bernette Sherman

Eclipse

Eclipse Poem by Bernette Sherman

Lifted eyes towards the sun

Revealed through parting clouds

It beckons me and calls me forth

And in this morning hour

I long to share its glow and light

Feel its majesty and warmth

For tomorrow is another day

One that ancients feared

The blotting of the sun from view

Uncertainty and possible doom

But as with these trying times

Darkness cannot last

And even if hidden from our view

The light remains strong and true

For though passing shadows

Eclipse what we thought we knew

In the span of eternity

These mere seconds will tick

And the light will shine again

©Bernette Sherman, 2017

06 Aug

August is Here Already! What Magic Awaits?

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I have had a magical summer of manifestation through allowing and as I move into August and kids return to school I ask myself what else is possible? I want to ask you the same thing. What else is possible for you and how do you open up to the magic in your life?

Be sure to read my recent post on Star Steps Coaching as well – Don’t Be Afraid of the Magic Within.
goldilocks paperback mktDo you like magic? Adventure? Action-packed books? Out of the Woods is now available in paperback as well as in ebook. If you have KindleUnlimited you can read it for free. However, because you actually read this far in my newsletter, I would like to give this book to you as an ebook. Just send me an email with the email address you would like to receive it.
Seven lucky people can get this for free. Request by September 1. Please only request if you sincerely would like to read this novella. Of course, it’s still less than a latte when not free. And it’s worth more and lasts longer! If you miss the free offer you can still order yours here.  I definitely appreciate your support and your reviews.

I am excited to have been invited to join the Southern Collective Experience and have a couple pieces of work included in the upcoming Blue Mountain Review, an international journal published by SCE. Even more, I’ve been asked to publish my next book of poetry through associated press. Have you gotten a copy of Resist Persist yet?

I will be releasing my first ever music single soon. It will be out in time for International Peace Day on September 21. This song will be one to keep and to share. Look for the release info in a separate message in the coming weeks.


Book 2 of the Chosen Series is being edited and will be released in early Fall, possibly around the same time at my single. Awaken the Chosen will continue the epic saga of a world threatened by earthquakes and a government with too much power and greed. See the book 1 trailer here: https://youtu.be/P-gTn9Hf0KY.

Love, Light, and Peace,
Bernette
01 Jun

Death of Democracy Published in Dissident Voice

I was thrilled to have my poem Death of Democracy accepted and published in the May 28th online edition of Dissident Voice for their weekly poem. What an honor to have this piece appreciated and shared in this way. You can see the poem on Dissident Voice here at Dissident Voice.

This poem was written in early May 2017 as I watched the rumbling of our democratic foundations and pondered how democracy dies, bit by bit, and will go the way of other powerful civilizations unless she is helped and aided by those who believe in her. If you like this poem, you may like my longer (epic length) poem called The Castle and Her Lady which is in Resist Persist.

Death of Democracy

12 Apr

Out of Apathy (Poetry)

Out of Apathy is an original poem written and shared by Bernette Sherman.

It is available in Resist Persist (May 23, 2017) on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XT2MKDX.

Bernette will be sharing writing and poetry from her inspirational book Heaven is Now: Enough Excuses and Resist Persist at the Book Signing and Reading on April 29th at the Book House in Mableton, GA. If you are in the metro Atlanta area, please come out to meet me and two other local authors.

06 Apr

Whisper in the Wind (Poem Sample)

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Whisper in the Wind

My hands glide across the keyboard

and yet I stare at nothing

Inspiration sapped by desperation

What words can I even say?

Does nothing mean anything?

 

My tears dot the “I”

I cannot, I will not leave the keys

Something may yet come forth

But I’m not supposed to let it

It isn’t polite

to speak such things or in that way

 

Smile and wave

that’s how you do it,

get through it

One more day

Smile and wave

 

Stuff it down

Cuz my irritation

isn’t welcome here

Never was

Will it ever be?

 

Will anyone ever care to hear?

That I’m tired

and sometimes angry

At the ignorance and lies

At arrogance and pompous clowns

Who have never lived real life

 

The keyboard does no justice

Yet it is where I am

My canvas to paint a better world

With vivid color, brush the land

 

(Full poem in Resist Persist book – releases May 2017)

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You might also enjoy this video of calming and relaxing ocean waves and breeze.

26 Mar

Would the World Care?

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Here’s a list with a couple more missing DC girls and the poem I wrote this morning as I feel some kind of way. After writimg this I channeled my emotions in the studio that morning. Whew!

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My daughter is 14 and if we were in DC this could be her. She’s the one who did the art for the poetry book cover coming out soon. She is vibrant and thoughtful and loving and I wonder:

If the world would care

if someone just up and snatched her away?

Would the world care

if she didn’t come home

because she’s black

and ‘they’ do things like that?

Would people search in droves

like they do for girls

with straighter hair and lighter skin?

Or would her case and my pleas

be put on the top of a growing pile

of cases deprioritized

because she doesn’t fit the profile

of one demanding attention?

Is her innocence compromised

because of her appearance?

Is she judged as unworthy

because of her parents?

Does the world, by its inaction

tell her, her life doesn’t matter

and let the curtain fall?

 

Or do good men and women

Those with hearts for all

Those who vow to equality and justice

Those sworn to protect the innocent

and bring right to the wrong;

do they rise up and search out

the dark corners and seedy places?

Ask the questions that are required

And persist because she’s worth it?

As they all are, as we all are

Because I know that decent people

who work to make things better

in DC face sleepless nights

and for that I thank you

But call up the press and do not stop

Before their picture’s on every station

Newspapers front page and radio

Shout out and tell the nation

Our girls our missing

Your daughters gone

We must find them

Bring them home

-Bernette Sherman

25 Mar

New Poetry Book – Resist Persist – Available Soon!

Preorder resist persist now

I’m excited to announce that my first book of complete poetry will be available soon as an ebook. You can pre-order now at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XT2MKDX.

The book includes poetry that challenges our ideas around involvement, activism, peace, and living now. We can resist and still persist.

This is a personal collection with most works written in the last few years, sprinkled with a few that span more than a decade. A glimpse into my own complexities, this book will leave you inspired to be an active participant in this inter-sectional and complicated existence called life.

Oh and be sure to pre-order and save your receipt to either send for $10 off class registration and to get my upcoming single  free. (It will be releasing this Spring if all goes just right.)

25 Mar

Resist Persist: A Special Collection of Poetry Available

I’m excited to announce that my first book of complete poetry will be available soon as an ebook. You can pre-order now at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XT2MKDX.

The book includes poetry that challenges our ideas around involvement, activism, peace, and living now. We can resist and still persist.

This is a personal collection with most works written in the last few years, sprinkled with a few that span more than a decade. A glimpse into my own complexities, this book will leave you inspired to be an active participant in this inter-sectional and complicated existence called life.

Oh and be sure to pre-order and save your receipt to either send for $10 off class registration on Creative Core and to get my upcoming single free. (It will be releasing this Spring if all goes just right.)