Jim McDonald was raised on a tobacco farm in Southern Maryland which he hated then but would give his eyeteeth for now. A High School marriage, two boys, sex, drinking, drugs, and three wives later found him at age 35 out of jail, and recovering his soul and his maturity. He planned to not be like his father and ended up like him. His constant source of love and affection in all of this was his mother.
I've wanted to write stories and poetry for decades. Now, that I'm a disabled/retired carpenter, I have time to devote to this passion. But would I?
Then a question I read on line challenged with, “If you knew, no one was going to read your work, would you still write it?” Thought about the question for days, then I realized, “Of course I would.”
With this book I begin the early release program for all the stories and poems incarcerated in my one celled brain. They need their freedom and will benefit from breathing the outside air.
Jim "The Houseboat Poet" McDonald
The poems in Twilight to Son Shine walk us along his path from hatred to despair to love and then acceptance.