Taken Too Soon

On February 6, 2020 around noon, on a cold, rainy day I received a phone call that would forever change my world. My son’s body was found at his home, he was in his thirties, way too young to die. Taken too soon from those who knew and loved him. This book of poetry will take you through the painful nightmare that begun with that phone call. My son lost his life to addiction. Sadly, addiction has become more accepted by society and not enough is being done to educate and help those in need and as a result, too many people are walking the road I am now traveling. I have always enjoyed writing and during my pain and sorrow it has been my outlet. Too many thoughts kept going through my head; I was suffering and grieving in silence, so through many tears and straight from the heart I put my thoughts on paper that I could begin to heal and learn to cope with my loss. My hope is that my story will help others realize they are not alone and that readers will find comfort and healing through my words. My son suffered in silence; I was suffering in silence…you do not have to. A portion of proceeds from this book will go to raising addiction awareness and getting help for those who are ready for it.


--Anna