Lydia Brown was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. When she was younger, she dreamed of becoming a singer. She grew up with humble beginnings on the southside with her mom and dad. Tragically, at the age of eleven, her father died of leukemia. Her mother was left alone to care for her. They had their ups and downs and struggles, but they loved each other.
As a teenager, she reached a point where she wanted to explore her surroundings and get away from the stresses of life. She ran away from home as a coping mechanism to deal with these issues. She found herself downtown, on the streets of Chicago. Over time, she began to like the area and slowly felt comfortable; this is where she indeed grew up a second time and learned to love herself.
She panhandled to survive and met people from all walks of life. They looked out for her and tried to get her off the streets by providing a hotel room to sleep in, where she could be safe. She met many people that cared and truly wanted the best for her; her dreams were encouraged. Those people still have a special place in her heart, and she will always have fond memories of them for being there when she needed help.
She started writing at the age of 26. At first, she wrote for fun but soon discovered writing was therapeutic and provided an escape, carrying her away from everyday worries. She began to take writing more seriously, so she wrote more and saved her work.
Now in her 40's, Lydia is writing her first book. She truly hopes you enjoy seeing her life through these intimate works of poetry. Thank you for reading.
In this book, you will find me. I wrote from the heart extraordinary, raw, and passionate so that people can get to know who I am and see the world through my eyes. I am a mom, a girlfriend, and a person. I am giving you my life in words.
I was born disabled, so I have different obstacles to conquer than others. When I was younger, I decided not to let my crutches or wheelchair stop me. I had to put myself out there and let the world see who I am.
When I open up and share my thoughts, it's a way I can connect, make new friends, and inspire others.
Enjoy this book; it took a lot of time to write, so I hope it brings smiles and brightness to all that read it.
I love my mom's book. My favorite poem is Candlelight. It's really a beautiful poem, and all of the poems in the book have special meaning. I love you Mom.
I simply loved this book. I read it at a really low point in my life. I was grieving the loss of my mom and was in a dark place. This book gave me so much hope. It lifted my spirits. It made me realize I can find beauty in life again. It is so beautifully written. Mrs. Lydia truly speaks to the reader. I feel as if I know her. I cannot recommend this book enough!
Lydia works hard on her poems everything she writes she also writes about her family and shares her love with them through poetry her emotions are genuine so please enjoy this book it is worth the read is not just about her she's trying to help everyone too!
Miss Lydia's poems demonstrate her ability to remain resilient. She expresses with passion, her love and emotions through her writing. Anyone who is interested in healing their inner self will benefit from this book. Readers will learn how to find their voice and heal their hearts, thanks to this book.