Saturday, July 30, 2022

Village Poets Present Sharon M. Williams on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 4:30 pm on Zoom

Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga are pleased to present poet Sharon M. Williams on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 4:30 pm via Zoom.  The invitation is sent by email to Village Poets mailing list; you may request to be added to the list by contacting 

Ms. Sharon Michele Williams is an author, poet, teacher and entrepreneur in the greater Los Angeles area. She was a teacher and counselor of high school youth and adults for over 20 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Currently, she continues to teach and mentor as a business owner in the field of education. Her written work appears in The Storyteller and Oak magazines

and most recent poems can be found in A Spiritual Journal of Healing, Scenes of Southern​ California and Spectrum: The Miracle Experiment. She is also the author of Two Truths Wise: A​ Collection of Poetry and Anecdotal Stories and her new book, Dark Days Light: A Poetry​ Collection for You. Sharon is passionate about living, writing and healing so when she’s not​ working, she spends her time exploring museums and art festivals, facilitating her writing group,​ staying healthy and enjoying time with family and friends.



When you died,

I saw God. He told me about 

your alpine days and black-widowed nights. 

He said it was enough.

When you died, 

I knew in advance. You came to me 

across miles of sky, across the starred galaxy

of our youth. You called me by name 

to the water. We smiled and walked 

to the deep end, without our feet 

touching the coral sand.

It was how we used to be.


When you died, 

You were at peace, strolling along, 

mind and body, lacquered, without any fear.

I could see your steps, ordered along the pyramid.

Your journey was your journey.

You didn’t negotiate 

the rain.

When you died,

The heavens became a monsoon gray

but when the nectar of the sun rose again, 

there sat a reflective gem, a raven of clear skies,

with a cello and a saxophone breeze.

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