Steve Brooks (Abhaya) – Poetry, Prose & Art

October 25, 2008

The Eternal Ruse

Filed under: Book,Poetry — Steve Brooks @ 7:39 pm

The Eternal Ruse Cover

The poems in The Eternal Ruse were written in 1985, when the freedom from alcohol in my life opened the floodgates. These love poems were the first I had written, and many more followed. The muse of my poems at the time became Joni McConnell, who died in 2002, after a bright and brave life. She was one who brought happiness into the lives of the people around her, because of the light she encouraged to shine within herself and others. She was coming to terms with being an incest survivor, and I was recovering from 22 years of drinking. We were called Holocaust and Apocalypse when we were together, but we never stopped loving each other and loving this life that we were a part of, together.

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The Eternal Ruse

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