QUEENS, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The human soul is tenacious and enduring. Author Cheryl Thomas has been around for more than four decades and has seen much of life and what it offers. Now she strings together emotions and harsh realities into poems in her new poetry collection entitled Hiding Behind Myself.

Hiding Behind Myself is a wonderful anthology covering a broad range of topics. It opens with a poem about a lost student's difficult and silent plea for understanding and attention from her teacher. The author writes about the beautiful-building dreams, the wonderful gift of friendship, love and infatuation, tolerance and the magic of Christmas. But she also touches on the grim realities of life such as racism, rape, murder, criminals, death and the 9/11 tragedy.

Thomas employs simple words and style, but the deep emotions expressed and the dark realities of city life make poems powerfully compelling. In these poetic works, one senses frustration, resignation or could it be acceptance of a Divine design? The author's poetry defines people's lives. Each of us can relate to the frustrations and sufferings as well as the joy and bliss. Despite life's struggles, the underlying message in this anthology shines through and reminds us to keep faith in God and love Him above all. Get a copy of this book and immerse yourself in this beautifully poignant poetry collection.

About the Author

Cheryl Thomas spends her time reading and writing.

                Hiding Behind Myself * by Cheryl Thomas
                 Publication Date: September 30, 2003
           Picture Book; $20.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4134-0727-3

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