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Dale Jordan Heath

Birth Place
Philadelphia, PA

Age Category

Birth month and day

High School Graduate


write a blog: lensgirl53.wordpress.com

Awards or achievements
I have placed in several poetry contests sponsored by the college I attended. I was a nominee for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry of 2002 for the poem, "Knowing Vincent."

Marital status

My children are Andrea (37), Vanessa (33) and Brandon (29 always...he went to with our Lord Mar. 06, 09....we have four grandchildren...John, Jack, Natalie, and Mariah.

Published works
My first published book is called Diamonds in Dishwater. My second book, Human Condition a collection of poetry...was illustrated by my wonderful son Michael Brandon Heath...he did the cover artwork and the inside illustrations.

Volunteer work
I have volunteered throughout my life in the mentoring program in the school system, Hospice, Stephen Minister and Leader, and a "Pink Lady" at the hospital.

Poetry writing experience
I began writing poems as a child and gifted my family and friends with poems on special occasions. I have two published books of poetry and I have contributed poems to various poetry sites.

State or country in which the poet resides

Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
Christ is my Savior and I want to please God in every facet of my life. I praise Him for being the merciful and loving God that He is. I believe strongly in the power of prayer and am thankful for that special communication with my heavenly Father. I hope my life exemplifies the Christian spirit so that others will see Jesus in me and will want Him in their lives as well. I love my heavenly Father and look forward to the day I will meet Him face to face and the day I will be reunited with my son, Brandon, who passed away March 6, 2009 at the age of 29 yrs.

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,...

Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.

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Chime Of The Day

February 18, 2018

Where Are You, Father?
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When wanting to play
As a child in the evening
Where are the fathers?

When wanting to know;
The question is urgent
Where are the fathers?

When wanting to learn
The hows and the whys
Where are the fathers?

When wanting to follow,
The guide must be good
Where are the fathers?

When wanting a shoulder
On which to lean
Where are the fathers?

Where are you, Father?

Whare Are You, Father(c)2004 Quentin Clingerman

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