Sunday, March 12, 2017

My newest book has arrived!

My newest poetry book, "Reflections," was just released on Lulu today and I couldn't be more pleased. It's filled with all my favorite poems, several new ones, and many narrative poems never published until today. I do hope my fans will use the links to pop over and take a look. It will soon be available online at B&N and Amazon as well.

My illustrator is hard at work on my next children's book, "Bluebird! Bluebird!" I must admit I am sitting on pins and needles wanting to see the wonderful book cover I know she will create! Please stay tuned for future updates. :)

Have a wonderful evening and stay blessed!

~ C.J.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I ran across this poem from 2011, and since it's Sunday, thought I would share. If you've enjoyed reading the few poems I've posted, please let me know and I will share more often. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one as it's one of my favorites. :)

God bless and have a wonderful Sunday.

~ Charlotte ~

~~~ GOING HOME ~~~

There's a subtle sound falling on my ears,
I feel it's breath as it speaks.
It comes from the wind that blows through the trees,
and the ripples and waves of the creeks.
It's in the raindrops, in each leaf that falls,
in the flowers and dew of the 'morn.
It's in the birds' wings, and the rays of the sun;
it's in each new babe that is born.
It beckons me, "Come!" It's calling my name;
it's voice so tender and sweet.
"Come home," it whispers, "I'm waiting for you.
There's others I want you to meet."
My time is near, my race I have run.
There's no sorrow, no regrets in my heart.
Just memories of life, some laughter, some tears,
I'll take with me when once I depart.

All Rights Reserved © C. J. Rains 5/13/2011