"A soul must search with blinded eyes For that which can't be seen. It senses yearnings deep within, Yet knows not what they mean."-L.L. Culpepper
A full range of human emotion and experience is captured beautifully and poignantly in L.L. Culpepper's debut book of poetry A Surrendered Soul, Like Water. As a writer, Culpepper uses her words to bring meaningful expression to the often indescribable ruminations of the heart and to the hardships we encounter along life's journey. And whether she is mining the depths of despair, reminding us of the fragility of life, or speaking of surrender and salvation, she does so with the utmost sensitivity, using her carefully chosen words to bring clarity and comfort. The scriptures that accompany many of the poems provide a spiritual context to the poet's contemplations, and offer a hopeful perspective on how God works patiently through our struggles, confusion, hurts, fears, and even failures to create purpose and new beginnings. In A Surrendered Soul, Like Water Culpepper has accomplished the aim of many poets and artists: to express deeply personal thoughts and experiences in a universal way that reaches other human beings. It's the kind of poetry you will find yourself returning to repeatedly, sharing with others, and relating to in new and profound ways at various seasons of your life. - Allison Malafronte, editor
"In the pages of this book, my poetry speaks of things that most of us think about on some level but have difficulty putting into words. My hope is to give readers the gift of honesty - and to encourage them to look deeper, to seek the truth, and to know that they are not alone in this journey." - L.L. Culpepper
A long-suffering employee in a big corporation has summoned up the courage to ask for a raise. But as he runs through the coming encounter in his mind, his neuroses come to the surface: What's the best day to see the boss? What if he doesn't offer you a seat when you go into his office? And should you ask that tricky question about his daughter's illness?
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