Monday, September 9, 2019

Meet a RWISA Author - Nonnie Jules!

Hi, beautiful readers! A couple of months ago, the Rave Writers - International Society of Authors (RWISA) hosted a showcase tour of many of their authors. I promoted many of them here, but I wasn't able to spotlight a few of them. So, I will be sharing these authors with you over the next several days.  I am a huge fan of these authors and hope that you will enjoy their newest works enough to look into some of their novels. :-) So, let's begin with Nonnie Jules, founder of both the Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC) and RWISA! :-)

Today, I will share with you her poem called "Silent Tears."

by Nonnie Jules

I cry these silent tears for her
For her loss, for her pain, for her heart
Breaking when she looks into their eyes
Her children –
she feels their loss, their pain, their hearts breaking.
The memories –
the hardest
Yet, there’s no getting away from the reminders of what used to be.
There once was a HE
HE sat, parented, loved, even laughed
Yes, towards all ends there is laughter some say
But his chair is empty now
Just as their hearts
Hollow as the tree he chose.
He left it all there
His back against a world filled with painful memories of a childhood unprotected.
His pain…
Bottled up in the bottles of poison he consumed
Reckless abandon he gave to it
But quit…
he could not
would not
was it his choice not?
In the end, the call of the poison was stronger
and he had to answer
he was forced to answer
given no choice but to answer…
was the way he felt.
His choice gave her no choice
Single parenting
A thing for some
It wasn’t her thing
That is
he left her
no choice.

She’ll be fine
Kids are resilient
They’ll be fine
Time heals all wounds
All clich├ęs but true.

I cry my silent tears for her
For the husband she once knew.

If you have enjoyed this author's writing, please visit her Author Page on the RWISA site, where you can find more of her writing, along with contact and social media links, if you've been turned into a fan.

Also, check out her books in the RWISA or RRBC catalogs.  Thanks, again for your support!  Don't forget to click the link below to learn more about this author:


  1. Hi, Yvette! Thanks for hosting Nonnie and sharing her lovely poem on your blog! Have a wonderful week!

  2. What an awesome thing to do, Yvette! It was great to re-read Nonnie's poem.

  3. Glad to see Nonnie's poem again and re-read it. I feel like poetry only gets more powerful with each read. Thanks, Yvette:)

    1. I agree, Denise! And this one deserved the extra attention. :-)

  4. Thank you Yvette for hosting and showcasing Nonnie's works. She deserves the spotlight as there wouldn't be one without her.

    Congrats Nonnie Jules!


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