Alive & Thankful
In this second compilation of poetry, Lon returns to speak as a voice of support for those dealing with physical, emotional, and psychological burdens. He 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.
From family and friendship to divine faith, Lon’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.
Containing plenty of inspiration for readers of all ages, the soothing poems of Alive & Thankful serve as a heartwarming reminder that every day is a gift.
You're Never Alone
This first volume of poetry speaks to the heart of those in need of healing and hope. As a sufferer of Early Onset Alzheimer's disease, Lon understands deeply the moments of despair and the need to hold on to a glimmer of light that will shine through the darkness of a heavy heart. He shares his poetry to the world tin a desire of offer inspiration. His belief is that his life struggles have been mitigated by the outpouring of poetic thought.
His writing is a soothing source of support for all of those with physical, emotional or psychological burdens as he opens up to the process of hurting, accepting, and seeking understanding and guidance through the challenges. The poems ask poignant questions and pose healing answers. Selections like "Discovery" take the reader on a short journey of problem recognition and divinely-inspired solutions. Lon's poetry reminds the reader to believe, believe, believe.
This compilation of poems, coupled with his self-written memoir will give you insight into Lon, as a survivor, and an author.
His stories of growing up as the oldest of six children, his time in Vietnam, and thriving to beat the odds after his diagnosis of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease, will leave you inspired and ready to thrive against your own life's struggles.
His new poems, as always, will touch your heart and help guide you on your path of understanding and faith, throughout trials and tribulations.