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Two Faces Joy L

We all have two faces don't we??  I have written a short poem to share with you all.


Is there anyone out there just like me:
grinning from a page like a chimpanzee;
courting the sun and dodging the rain,
cringing inside lest you think me vain…

Is there anyone out there
who feels the same,
longing but fearful of that thing called fame?

Hoping, yes yearning…for approbation,
yet holding back from a frowning nation;
Is it so wrong to share expression,
to voice your feelings,
ban repression?

But I’m a stubborn old soul,
whose needs must out;
I’ll ban the whimper
and raise the shout.

So, sorry folks – you’re stuck with me –
like a picnic-plaguing bumble bee.
My sleeve is full
and I’ve lots more to say…
So forgive my vanity
and let me stay.

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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