"The poems in this collection are a compilation of my life experiences," Wheeler writes. "During my life, I've found my most memorable moments have been blessings discovered from facing challenges." Her words transform tragedy into powerful lessons from which to grow. From the joy of turning seasons to the people and times that call for deep contemplation and thankfulness, each piece delves deep into intriguing topics that invite and inspire. A refreshing, inspiring experience for all poetry lovers, Melodies From Within releases an irrepressible song of joy from one woman's soul. Her words of love are skillfully written and seem to dance off the page! So step inside, into her heart, and listen to the Melodies From Within… perhaps you’ll be reminded of the song in yours!
Leesa has lived a life filled with limitations for more than 10 years. On her 37th birthday, she suffered the tragedy of a brain hemorrhage caused by a rare, vascular disorder known as an AVM/CA that left her unable to talk, read or write. But the need to express is a powerful force. With strong faith, a grateful attitude, holding onto her hope, therapy, and years of relentless research and testing, Leesa overcame her physical limitations. Even though she still deals with limitations from allergies and chemical sensitivities, she filled the promise of a blank page with the beauty her soul never stops observing in the world around her.
Streams of Love descend upon the faces of God’s children
With evidence of Trust and Hope as emotions soar
Pain filtered by Joy as God’s plan unfolds
Adapting in this life, while Peace blooms day by day.
An understanding not visible in words
Communication taking place with even a look or gesture
Openness and acceptance, laughter and tears
My confidante, close no matter how far
Forever friends, bonded in trust
Always forgiven, always loved.