Welcome to Writings of the Heart- Poems by Ellen M. DuBois
I created this site about a decade or so ago. I've just gone through and updated a few things. I've kept this site online because it's a collection of my poems that I don't have anywhere else. Kind of like a time capsule, if you will. It's 2018 as I type this. Many of these poems were written if 2007, 2008 and so on. It's amazing to read them again and see how my work is the same, how it's changed and how poetry seems to stay relevant no matter when it was written.
From this point on, Writings of the Heart on is pretty much how it's been for the past ten plus years. I hope you enjoy the poems here and are inspired in some way by at least one of them. I feel my "muse" surfacing now that I've read through my older works. Hopefully, I'll be adding some new poems here. Oh, in the red menu, (it's pretty old, too, there's a "guestbook" link. It doesn't go to a valid page anymore so I added a small guestbook (blue button) on top of the menu. If you'd like to leave me a message, please use that so I'll get it. Thanks for stopping by!
Poetry is one of my passions, and I've decided to share much of it with you for your own personal use on websites, etc. If you decide to use one of my poems on your website, I simply ask that you give a link back to this site and proper credit, (me- grin) on your site. I'd be both humbled and honored if just one of my poems touched your heart. I’ve finally been published by Blue Mountain Arts! Oh, this was a long time waiting…I think that’s one of the most frustrating things about writing and submitting. Like the song goes, “the waiting is the hardest part.” However, I didn’t quit, kept submitting, (for years and still am to SPS Studios, the publisher of Blue Mountain Arts), and now have a greeting card in two of their lines called “I Whispered A Prayer Or Two For You”. What a FEELING! I haven’t seen what the second version of the card looks like, but when I get it, I’ll let you know. I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I found out about the first card…AND the second! My heart felt like it was in my throat.
Supporting women who have miscarriage through both my book and website is has become one of my most important life's mission. I felt SO alone and misunderstood aver twenty-five ago when I miscarried. So, I tookI Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery (Volume 1) to the next level by making the book much longer-(it was a short, successful ebook for over five years), by including many tools to heal and valuable contributions from people like Dr. Linda Backman, licensed Psychologist and Grief Counselor. (Thank YOU Linda!) I've been told that many of the healing techniques offered in I Never Held You help with anxiety attacks. I believe this is true because I'm a twenty-year veteran of panic and anxiety attacks, so the affirmations, suggested relaxation techniques, and so on, in I Never Held You spill from my life & into my book. After all, my miscarriage was a significant trigger to my anxiety attacks. Many stressful times in life are triggers to panic/anxiety.
(If you need support after miscarriage, click here and visit MiscarriageHelp.com- the companion support site to my book. It's free and there's no log in required). Even if you haven't miscarried, I am confident my book, I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery (Volume 1)
will be a perfect helper in calming your anxiety attacks, and it will gently guide you towards healing and recovery after miscarriage.
My work has been featured in numerous publications in the past five years both online and in print. Since I began writing, I have had the opportunity to be published in secular, gift and Christian books, and have written three books. Most recently, I've had the honor a greeting card being published by Blue Mountain Arts entitled, I Whispered A Prayer Or Two For You. It's doing quite well, and I feel blessed. There's a lot of meaning behind that card. I originally wrote the poem for a dear friend whose husband was ill. Sadly, he passed away. Almost a year to the date of his passing, I received a letter in the mail from Blue Mountain Arts. They'd selected the poem I'd written for my friend to be published as a greeting card! It serves as a memorial to my firend's husband, and shows how much I care for my friend.
A very interesting site, HowToDoThings.com, has published two of my articles. They are How To Help A Woman After A Miscarriage, and How To Keep Your Children's Piano Lesson On A Good Note.
If you have an area-or issue-specific idea for an article, I would love to share my experiences with your readers through my writing. My areas of expertise include: Miscarriage, inspirational and Christian poetry and essays, lyric and song writing, personalized poems, self-help articles more.
I wish you peace, calm, and the ability to know that your grief can be ‘gotten through’, your anxiety attacks CAN be brought under control or eliminated completely, and that you will feel like YOU again. Perhaps you’ll feel changed because you’ve grown. But, isn’t part of life change?
God Bless in all you do, Ellen (If you click on my name, it will bring you to my official author site).
Music To Enjoy! "It's About Piano, It's About Time"- Originals and Standards to Inspire Romance and Peace. By Al and Marlane DuBois. Available on CD, Download, and per track
Sit back and relax to the piano stylings of Al DuBois playing some of the most well-known, favorite standards of our time combined with his masterful renditions of hits from the Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel & more. Marlane DuBois' original, reflective, meditative and stunning piano pieces, fully orchestrated, will add peace and tranquility to your life, creating and inspiring an atmosphere of serenity, well-being & musical pleasure. Click here to hear samples of this delightful collection of piano music and/or to purchase "It's About Piano, It's About Time!"