I have never met Dylan, yet i feel as though I know him. We have connected on Twitter. The title of his book, Poems For 20K of My Closest Friends, reflects the number of followers he has. However, as of today, his followers have increased to 31.5K! Although Dylan and I are separated by many miles and also a big age difference, I’ve had the privilege to learn about his life journey through his poems. Who is he? Dylan was abandoned as a baby and spent 16 years in the foster care system. He has endured many heartaches and dejection, but fortunately, he found a forever family. He recently graduated high school and has put off college to do therapy and heal from a TBI. His second book of poetry will come out in November. Currently, he is working on a novel based on his life. You can get his book of poetry on Amazon. And if you like it as much as I do, he would appreciate a review. Here are two of his poems.  

Forever Home ©2020DG

Every night

the foster boy

lies quietly in bed

and escapes to

the amazing place

that lives inside his head

There’s food to eat

new clothes to keep

and no foster monster

to ruin his sleep

in the loving

forever home

he hopes one day

to call his own.

Soar ©2020DylanG

Though your life seems dark

with relentless rain,

the greatest joy

is born of pain.

Tears grow smiles

and even heartaches teach

that love is always

worth the reach.

So trust me now

and love once more.

The sun will shine

and your heart will soar.

About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at www.susanmillswilson.com.
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