After publishing twelve works, from deep within me, the innate urge to express myself in an entirely different manner overtook me.
As far back as I can remember, reading poetry has always been a passion. It may well have been one of the key factors in choosing English Literature as my college major.
This collection is the result of exposing my soul and heart in a way I’d never dreamed of doing so.
While my other works in publication are integral parts of me, I now understand that poetry is the essence of who I was, am, and forever will be.
With the understanding that these are my inaugural offerings and with the compassion to allow a heart without and soul within to falter, I hope you enjoy my poems.
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Ron Shaw is an Atlanta, Georgia, native who currently resides in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with his wife and daughter. He attended Roosevelt High School in Atlanta and continued his education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia for two years. Ron met his future wife in Atlanta after his second year at Mercer and transferred his junior year to Georgia State University.
In 1973, with new responsibilities, he became an Atlanta Police Officer while attending college full time. Ron attained a BA degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in 1974. He retired from the Atlanta Police Department in 1996 after a very fulfilling and personally satisfying career.
Ron is an award-winning cover designer, best-selling and prolific author, writing in a wide variety of genres. His novels are; Seven Fish Tree, The Yellow Bus Boys, Transmutation: The Life of a twisted Cop, RED, The Yellow Bus Boys Go Blue Canada Bound. He co-authored a novel with Texas author, D.A. Grady entitled Around The Campfire: Two Badge Toters’ Tales. Ron has three novellas and a short story in his paranormal/historical romance Cramped Quarters series, consisting of Mary’s Trunk, Mary’s Journey Begins, Mary’s Journey Continues, and Paul’s Story. His published short story, The Dead and the Dying, also appears in the horror anthology, Dark Tales. Another of Ron’s published short stories, J, also appears in the anthology, Short & Fun Stories. He has two books of poetry and superb photography (courtesy of his brother-in-law, J. Robert Sosby) Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw (available in English and French) and TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw. His latest works are a novelette, Christmas Past: An Angel’s Story, poetry collection, Southern Brewed Poetry, a horror novelette, The Rebooted, and a book of photography, Photography by J. Robert Sosby.