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Kimberly Smith, who writes poetry under the pen name JustasPoetic, has always used writing as a form of self-expression. It wasn’t until an 8th grade Creative Writing class that she realized that she had a passion for writing short stories and poetry. From then to now, she has been committed to pursuing her life-long dream to become an author. With this publication of “Pieces of My Reflection,” her dream has come true. Kimberly was born and raised in Mississippi, but moved to Indianapolis, IN, in 2000. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and owns a company called Eskay Footprints, LLC, which provides virtual bookkeeping services to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and churches. Kimberly will also release her first children’s book in 2016. Kimberly continues to reside in Indianapolis with her husband and 3 children.
The words literally jump off the page and into your heart and mind; nostalgia at its best. Each poem takes you to a place frequently visited in the mind and reality, as it embodies just what the heart and soul hungers for. Taking you on a journey that is melancholy and reflective, the mood is set from start to finish. Pieces of My Reflection is a contemporary composition of poetry that gives you a glimpse into the thoughts of JustasPoetic and a preview of what’s to come for this modern day writer. If you follow closely, there is a story written of love that withholds an empathetic heart; plus the rage that exists towards the naysayers of the world, who never believed. The author carefully, but aggressively, introduces the inner voice that longs for the reality of fantasy and dreams, yet finds contentment and happiness in the roller coaster of emotions that exist in this journey called life.