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Colored Snow Flakes
by Helen C. Downey   

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Publisher:  Outskirts Press, Inc. ISBN-10:  1598003607 Type: 


Copyright:  April 27, 2006

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A Collection of Poetry

A young girl in the sixties is out of touch with the Vietnam War; she is having those growing pains and struggles with parental rules so she writes. Through her poetry we get a glimpse of what it was like to be afraid of the unknown entities of war then while coping with life and death situations. She also gives you an unfolding picture of a young girl trying to deal with life, falling in love, and leaving home to face more facets of life around her. Her poetry continues to unfold before you while her life blossoms from a young girl to a mature woman. Through her work you will be able to relate at any age the struggles of a young person to understand life and to find love.




A writer for over 35 years she has poured her soul out in poetry, short stories, children's books, and novels. She grew up in a small but busy city out side Pittsburgh PA where she inhaled every aspect of her surroundings which she then spun into magical words from the heart.

As a teenager I was but a child lost in a world not of my own making but struggling to learn the rules and to obey the rules I felt had been placed upon me. Those rules made by others, real or imaginary it mattered not for I found deep within myself the strength, the will, and the desire to be me. Thus, I shook the cold embers within myself to redeem and try to be the soul I am. I learned, "The one inside, so cold and un-woken is ME. She was an individual that needed to emerge from her cocoon to love and to be loved". The essence of me was just to be…one who makes me happy and accepting of that person, knowing that the past can not define me nor could it be changed, but the future was still a book to be written. It was the now and the tomorrows to come that I could and would influence and change. It was only up to me to shape my life and to discover the delights that exist in this existence.

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Reader Reviews for "Colored Snow Flakes"

Reviewed by Aaren Driscoll 3/29/2009
Simply beautiful...
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 9/1/2006

Seems to be a real page turner. One that I would break out the box of kleenex and in my mind (only) a 357 for good measure. Wow, I do believe that you have a winner here and one that most of us can relate to. My very best to you. We could trade books if you like. Yours sounds delicious.

Janny xoxoxo
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/19/2006
Looks really good, Helen. I am humbly impressed and respectfully, I wish you much success. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/22/2006
A beautiful excerpt, very much enjoyed this 'little taste' of your book,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/30/2006
lovely cover, enjoyed the excerpt
Reviewed by Rebecca Burns 5/22/2006
I am not sure how long that excerpt has been here but am suprised you haven't received any comments. Your writing is so smooth and seems effortless. I am not saying the kinds words because you yearned to hear them, I always write from the hip, and your writing is beautiful.
Love & Peace,
Reviewed by Helen Downey 5/18/2006

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