A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Welcome Marlena Smith!

Will it ever be enough?

Will I ever be complete?

These questions haunt me;

They scream out defeat.

A mind vacant of answers;

A soul lost in time;

A heart full of sadness;

And eyes that just won’t shine.

A whisper full of sorrow;

A smile full of regret;

A life less than ordinary;

One I wish to forget.

*  *  *

Life is too precious to not make the most of every day.

Cherish memories.

Strive to make more.

Make every moment count.

Tell others you love them.

Forgive quickly.

Laugh often.

Pray every day.

Have a thankful heart.

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Author Bio

Marlena Smith is a true Southern Belle at heart. Her home has always been in Alabama and she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Growing up as a preacher’s daughter, faith and family played a large part in her life.

Her earliest memory of writing was that of second grade when she was selected to attend the Young Author’s Conference in her home state. Little did she know then that her future was being mapped out.

Marlena now wears many hats, including:  writer, author, blogger, freelancer, reader, reviewer, researcher, paranormal enthusiast, traveler, and Secretary of Rave Reviews Book Club. Writing, though, has and always will be her main passion in life.

Marlena has several works in progress, including an upcoming short romance, titled THE POWER OF LOVE. This début book is expected to be out in 2017. In addition to her début, she has a romance novel, a cookbook and a horror screenplay on her to-do-list.

Follow Marlena online

Twitter – @_MarlenaSmith_

Facebook – @AuthorMarlenaSmith

Instagram – @MarlenaLafaye930

Thank you for supporting this member along the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour today!  We ask that if you have enjoyed this member’s writing, to please visit their Author Page on the RWISA site, where you can find more of their writing, along with their contact and social media links, if they’ve turned you into a fan.  WE ask that you also check out their books in the RWISA or RRBC catalogs.  Thanks, again for your support and we hope that you will follow each member along this amazing tour of talent!  Don’t forget to click the link below to learn more about this author:

Marlena Smith RWISA Author Page

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Comments on: "Welcome to Day 15 of the RWISA Writers’ Tour: Meet Marlena Smith" (19)

  1. I’m off to ‘friend’ Marlena in Instagram and Twitter. May we all have a ‘thankful heart.’ xo


  2. A lovely and inspiring poem, Marlena and a great introduction here on Bette’s blog! 😀 Congratulations on the release of your debut novel…wishing it well and have fun completing your other projects – I can feel your energy!! 😀❤️


  3. Bette, this is a lovely post. Thank you for hosting Marlena. I will be checking out her links.


  4. Thanks for introducing us to Marlena. It is always a pleasure to read poetry like this one. Wishing her great success with her ongoing work. Love and hugs Bette.


  5. Bette, thank you so much for hosting me on your site. And thank you to everyone that took the time to stop by and visit. I am grateful for everyone’s support. 🙂


  6. Reading this now for the fourth time…such a one in despair in the first section, yet such a one transformed by the renewing of the mind. Quite a contrast only done through and by the workings of the Spirit. Nice to have dropped in today and meet Marlena! Thank you, Bette, too. This platform has much talent & love to share!💕


  7. What a lovely guest post, Bette. so enjoyable to read it in verse.


  8. It’s wonderful getting to know more about you, Marlena. Your poetry says it all and is words to live by. Thanks for hosting Marlena, Bette!!


  9. Thanks for the introduction to Marlena, Bette. I’m new to RRBC and am still learning the ropes and meeting everyone. Happy Writing to you both!


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