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Randi Owens is a writer and poet with an Associates from Anchorage Community College. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Education degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. During her career, she has been employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Youth at Risk Counselor, and later as a Licensed Professional Counselor among other professions during her lifetime. Randi was in the USAF for 5 years, where she served her country Honorably prior to completing her enlistment. However, she never lost interest in her desire to write and publish books while remaining passionate about the possibility of her words benefiting others. She and her husband of ovet 40 years chose to settle in Alaska following his retirement from the USAF, where they continue to live near their 4 adult children and grandchildren.
This ... Is About Life. Three books of poetry written over a time period between 1969 to 2016. Poetry has proven to be a viable lifeline during times when I believed there were no other viable alternatives for dealing with my feelings. I believe that poetry can provide therapeutic relief from worries and life stress in excess. It invites readers to incorporate their thoughts and emotions into the words, creating the opportunity for temporary breaks from everyday life encounters. Through the poems I've learned that it is okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry and to simply live. We can intertwine and cross what's real with fantasy ... if only just for that moment in time. I invite you to enter into the world of an adolescent woman as I learned to "Cherish Your Beginning" in the late 60's and early 70's in Book 1; follow your dreams as you enter into the world of a young woman willing to "Fulfill Your Dreams" of possibilities in life during the formative years, between 1974 and 1995 in Book 2; and finally with a strength of determination and willfulness, "Determine Your Outcome" of life without fear of the ending, as presented in poems throughout Book 3. Bring your thoughts, dreams, hopes and emotions with you. Find a meaning in each poem of enjoyment as it relates to you in your life. Allow yourself the freedom to feel and to believe ... in you.

 

Growing up in a foster home ... learning to accept invisibility while in plain sight. I started writing poetry as a form of escape from the world of reality allowing for self-expression while living in a foster home with my siblings among several other foster children. Some of the poems were written without thought, while others were written as a form of communication without the element of verbal interaction. The poems weren't always about anything or anyone specific. My life took a drastic change following the death of my biological mother when I was four years old. She was 27 years old when she died from a heart condition in October 1960, leaving behind six children, ages 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 10 months. Our father was a hard worker and continued to do so until his unexpected death at the age of 34, in a home fire in 1963, at which time we became wards of the state of Florida. We were relegated to the care of a foster mother who stated she was a friend of our fathers. I grew up learning and believing that children weren't always meant to be seen or heard. I learned therefore to become creative in my invisibility while hiding in plain sight. My poetry allowed me an "out" in order to somehow feel connected to something during frequent periods of loneliness. Following graduation from high school, I chose to join the USAF, where I served my country for period of five years. I met my husband while active-duty and traveled as a result of both our military obligations. During which time I completed three academic degrees, Associates Bachelors and Masters. Currently I live in Alaska with my husband of over 40 years and together we have four adult children. Although, we have a total of six adult children, as we are inclusive with our extended family of two additional adult children that do not live in Alaska. I also have a total of six grandchildren, four of which live in Alaska near me.

 

My writing style is a compilation of my complicated self. When writing poetry, I primarily attempt to write about what I know about and I write from the heart. My hope is that the reader has an opportunity to read my words and in turn make it their own. I find that with the poetry, I write more in "Free Verse" than any other style with no rules other than my own which better supports my creativity. There are many poems in the three books encompassing "This ... Is About Life" from the styles of Emotion; Limerick; Sonnet; Narrative and several Bio poems. I consider myself to be extremely eclectic in my writing approach.

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Randi Owens is a writer and poet with an Associates from Anchorage Community College. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Education degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. During her career, she has been employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Youth at Risk Counselor, and later as a Licensed Professional Counselor among other professions during her lifetime. Randi was in the USAF for 5 years, where she served her country Honorably prior to completing her enlistment. However, she never lost interest in her desire to write and publish books while remaining passionate about the possibility of her words benefiting others. She and her husband of ovet 40 years chose to settle in Alaska following his retirement from the USAF, where they continue to live near their 4 adult children and grandchildren.
This ... Is About Life. Three books of poetry written over a time period between 1969 to 2016. Poetry has proven to be a viable lifeline during times when I believed there were no other viable alternatives for dealing with my feelings. I believe that poetry can provide therapeutic relief from worries and life stress in excess. It invites readers to incorporate their thoughts and emotions into the words, creating the opportunity for temporary breaks from everyday life encounters. Through the poems I've learned that it is okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry and to simply live. We can intertwine and cross what's real with fantasy ... if only just for that moment in time. I invite you to enter into the world of an adolescent woman as I learned to "Cherish Your Beginning" in the late 60's and early 70's in Book 1; follow your dreams as you enter into the world of a young woman willing to "Fulfill Your Dreams" of possibilities in life during the formative years, between 1974 and 1995 in Book 2; and finally with a strength of determination and willfulness, "Determine Your Outcome" of life without fear of the ending, as presented in poems throughout Book 3. Bring your thoughts, dreams, hopes and emotions with you. Find a meaning in each poem of enjoyment as it relates to you in your life. Allow yourself the freedom to feel and to believe ... in you. Growing up in a foster home ... learning to accept invisibility while in plain sight. I started writing poetry as a form of escape from the world of reality allowing for self-expression while living in a foster home with my siblings among several other foster children. Some of the poems were written without thought, while others were written as a form of communication without the element of verbal interaction. The poems weren't always about anything or anyone specific. My life took a drastic change following the death of my biological mother when I was four years old. She was 27 years old when she died from a heart condition in October 1960, leaving behind six children, ages 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 10 months. Our father was a hard worker and continued to do so until his unexpected death at the age of 34, in a home fire in 1963, at which time we became wards of the state of Florida. We were relegated to the care of a foster mother who stated she was a friend of our fathers. I grew up learning and believing that children weren't always meant to be seen or heard. I learned therefore to become creative in my invisibility while hiding in plain sight. My poetry allowed me an "out" in order to somehow feel connected to something during frequent periods of loneliness. Following graduation from high school, I chose to join the USAF, where I served my country for period of five years. I met my husband while active-duty and traveled as a result of both our military obligations. During which time I completed three academic degrees, Associates Bachelors and Masters. Currently I live in Alaska with my husband of over 40 years and together we have four adult children. Although, we have a total of six adult children, as we are inclusive with our extended family of two additional adult children that do not live in Alaska. I also have a total of six grandchildren, four of which live in Alaska near me. My writing style is a compilation of my complicated self. When writing poetry, I primarily attempt to write about what I know about and I write from the heart. My hope is that the reader has an opportunity to read my words and in turn make it their own. I find that with the poetry, I write more in "Free Verse" than any other style with no rules other than my own which better supports my creativity. There are many poems in the three books encompassing "This ... Is About Life" from the styles of Emotion; Limerick; Sonnet; Narrative and several Bio poems. I consider myself to be extremely eclectic in my writing approach.
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Randi Owens is a writer and poet with an Associates from Anchorage Community College. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Education degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. During her career, she has been employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Youth at Risk Counselor, and later as a Licensed Professional Counselor among other professions during her lifetime. Randi was in the USAF for 5 years, where she served her country Honorably prior to completing her enlistment. However, she never lost interest in her desire to write and publish books while remaining passionate about the possibility of her words benefiting others. She and her husband of ovet 40 years chose to settle in Alaska following his retirement from the USAF, where they continue to live near their 4 adult children and grandchildren.
This ... Is About Life. Three books of poetry written over a time period between 1969 to 2016. Poetry has proven to be a viable lifeline during times when I believed there were no other viable alternatives for dealing with my feelings. I believe that poetry can provide therapeutic relief from worries and life stress in excess. It invites readers to incorporate their thoughts and emotions into the words, creating the opportunity for temporary breaks from everyday life encounters. Through the poems I've learned that it is okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry and to simply live. We can intertwine and cross what's real with fantasy ... if only just for that moment in time. I invite you to enter into the world of an adolescent woman as I learned to "Cherish Your Beginning" in the late 60's and early 70's in Book 1; follow your dreams as you enter into the world of a young woman willing to "Fulfill Your Dreams" of possibilities in life during the formative years, between 1974 and 1995 in Book 2; and finally with a strength of determination and willfulness, "Determine Your Outcome" of life without fear of the ending, as presented in poems throughout Book 3. Bring your thoughts, dreams, hopes and emotions with you. Find a meaning in each poem of enjoyment as it relates to you in your life. Allow yourself the freedom to feel and to believe ... in you. Growing up in a foster home ... learning to accept invisibility while in plain sight. I started writing poetry as a form of escape from the world of reality allowing for self-expression while living in a foster home with my siblings among several other foster children. Some of the poems were written without thought, while others were written as a form of communication without the element of verbal interaction. The poems weren't always about anything or anyone specific. My life took a drastic change following the death of my biological mother when I was four years old. She was 27 years old when she died from a heart condition in October 1960, leaving behind six children, ages 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 10 months. Our father was a hard worker and continued to do so until his unexpected death at the age of 34, in a home fire in 1963, at which time we became wards of the state of Florida. We were relegated to the care of a foster mother who stated she was a friend of our fathers. I grew up learning and believing that children weren't always meant to be seen or heard. I learned therefore to become creative in my invisibility while hiding in plain sight. My poetry allowed me an "out" in order to somehow feel connected to something during frequent periods of loneliness. Following graduation from high school, I chose to join the USAF, where I served my country for period of five years. I met my husband while active-duty and traveled as a result of both our military obligations. During which time I completed three academic degrees, Associates Bachelors and Masters. Currently I live in Alaska with my husband of over 40 years and together we have four adult children. Although, we have a total of six adult children, as we are inclusive with our extended family of two additional adult children that do not live in Alaska. I also have a total of six grandchildren, four of which live in Alaska near me. My writing style is a compilation of my complicated self. When writing poetry, I primarily attempt to write about what I know about and I write from the heart. My hope is that the reader has an opportunity to read my words and in turn make it their own. I find that with the poetry, I write more in "Free Verse" than any other style with no rules other than my own which better supports my creativity. There are many poems in the three books encompassing "This ... Is About Life" from the styles of Emotion; Limerick; Sonnet; Narrative and several Bio poems. I consider myself to be extremely eclectic in my writing approach. Contact
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Randi Owens is a writer and poet with an Associates from Anchorage Community College. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Education degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. During her career, she has been employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Youth at Risk Counselor, and later as a Licensed Professional Counselor among other professions during her lifetime. Randi was in the USAF for 5 years, where she served her country Honorably prior to completing her enlistment. However, she never lost interest in her desire to write and publish books while remaining passionate about the possibility of her words benefiting others. She and her husband of ovet 40 years chose to settle in Alaska following his retirement from the USAF, where they continue to live near their 4 adult children and grandchildren. This ... Is About Life. Three books of poetry written over a time period between 1969 to 2016. Poetry has proven to be a viable lifeline during times when I believed there were no other viable alternatives for dealing with my feelings. I believe that poetry can provide therapeutic relief from worries and life stress in excess. It invites readers to incorporate their thoughts and emotions into the words, creating the opportunity for temporary breaks from everyday life encounters. Through the poems I've learned that it is okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry and to simply live. We can intertwine and cross what's real with fantasy ... if only just for that moment in time. I invite you to enter into the world of an adolescent woman as I learned to "Cherish Your Beginning" in the late 60's and early 70's in Book 1; follow your dreams as you enter into the world of a young woman willing to "Fulfill Your Dreams" of possibilities in life during the formative years, between 1974 and 1995 in Book 2; and finally with a strength of determination and willfulness, "Determine Your Outcome" of life without fear of the ending, as presented in poems throughout Book 3. Bring your thoughts, dreams, hopes and emotions with you. Find a meaning in each poem of enjoyment as it relates to you in your life. Allow yourself the freedom to feel and to believe ... in you. Growing up in a foster home ... learning to accept invisibility while in plain sight. I started writing poetry as a form of escape from the world of reality allowing for self-expression while living in a foster home with my siblings among several other foster children. Some of the poems were written without thought, while others were written as a form of communication without the element of verbal interaction. The poems weren't always about anything or anyone specific. My life took a drastic change following the death of my biological mother when I was four years old. She was 27 years old when she died from a heart condition in October 1960, leaving behind six children, ages 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, and 10 months. Our father was a hard worker and continued to do so until his unexpected death at the age of 34, in a home fire in 1963, at which time we became wards of the state of Florida. We were relegated to the care of a foster mother who stated she was a friend of our fathers. I grew up learning and believing that children weren't always meant to be seen or heard. I learned therefore to become creative in my invisibility while hiding in plain sight. My poetry allowed me an "out" in order to somehow feel connected to something during frequent periods of loneliness. Following graduation from high school, I chose to join the USAF, where I served my country for period of five years. I met my husband while active-duty and traveled as a result of both our military obligations. During which time I completed three academic degrees, Associates Bachelors and Masters. Currently I live in Alaska with my husband of over 40 years and together we have four adult children. Although, we have a total of six adult children, as we are inclusive with our extended family of two additional adult children that do not live in Alaska. I also have a total of six grandchildren, four of which live in Alaska near me. My writing style is a compilation of my complicated self. When writing poetry, I primarily attempt to write about what I know about and I write from the heart. My hope is that the reader has an opportunity to read my words and in turn make it their own. I find that with the poetry, I write more in "Free Verse" than any other style with no rules other than my own which better supports my creativity. There are many poems in the three books encompassing "This ... Is About Life" from the styles of Emotion; Limerick; Sonnet; Narrative and several Bio poems. I consider myself to be extremely eclectic in my writing approach. Contact