From the Author - Katie McDermott
These poems are for sleepless nights, for days of heartache and days of laughter; to let you know that you are never alone
and to show you that your dreams can become your reality.
I started to write this first anthology of poems in the heart of Africa where I celebrated my 18th birthday, shortly after
completing my "A" Levels. They show my life through the early years of University and all it brings: the extreme loneliness
and betrayal I first experienced, juxtaposed with feeling of immense happiness and acceptance. The poems are very personal
to me, but I hope to help and influence those going through similar experiences.
You may feel as I felt - the poems may not change you; but if one word or sentence can bring a smile or feeling of
relief then I have succeeded in touching your heart.
Please read the poems and enjoy them for what they are - poems from my heart to your heart.