Alive and Thankful
Life Is A GiftBook - 2014
In You Are Not Alone: Poems of Hope and Faith, poet Lon Cole inspired countless readers in need of healing. Now, through his second volume of poetry, "Alive and Thankful", he returns to speak, once again, as a voice of support for those dealing with physical, emotional, and psychological burdens. From family and friendship to divine faith, Cole's rhythmic, rhyming verse covers a wide range of themes, but with one overarching message--even in life's darkest moments, it is possible to find a glimmer of light and remain ever thankful to be alive. And if there is anyone who understands the challenge of getting through those moments of despair, it is the author himself. As a sufferer of early-onset Alzheimer's, Cole expresses the perils of dementia in selections such as "A Dark Way to Go" and "A Weary Mind"--but still manages a genuine tone of celebration and positivity when writing of loved ones, holidays, and the Lord. Containing plenty of inspiration for readers of all ages, the soothing poems of alive and thankful serve as a heartwarming reminder that every day is a gift.