Poetry that is written from the heart shows one’s true emotions at a certain stage or day in a poet’s life. I chose these poems for my first book due to the ability that I can show my audience a deeper side of me that isn’t necessary portrayed on the exterior of myself on a day to day basis. I also want to express a bit of motivational and inspirational poems I possess from my collection. I never used a strict criteria or a specific theme due to the ability of how I can cover a number of different topics even though my writing is more so on the lyrical rhyming scheme and/or freestyle.
H.M. "Marie" Gautsch (1986-Present) was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She grew up in Wisconsin her whole life and still resides in Wisconsin. Marie committed ten and a half years (January 2005- May 2015) with the United States Armed Forces with one full tour supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom where she was based in Taji, Iraq.
She has an Associate's degree in Culinary Management and continues school for a video career and continues her writing career on the side. She's published three books so far, and is currently on her fourth book, "Fallen Angel.:
HM is also a staff/faculty member of University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. You can find more info about Marie on her blog at http://www.gautschvision.blogspot.com
This poem was written during the lowest point of my life on an emotional end, as I turned to alcohol abuse instead of facing my problems and accepting my instability. Not only was I drawn to alcohol, but I was mixing my habits with my medications at the time of need.