This collection of poems is a beautiful display of faith, hope, and gratitude. The poet clearly poured her heart and soul into her poems, which are gorgeous in their sincerity. – Amazon Review
“Growth In My Life & Spirit” is a book of poetry that covers many different topics. Such as spirituality, gratitude, outgrowing friendships, media, and even sex.
This book takes you front and center into Marie’s thoughts and experiences. “Growth In My Life & Spirit” is Marie’s second book of poetry.
What a wonderful collection of “walking” poetry! The author took me through the highways and byways of her life. From the gates of unguarded vulnerability, to the tests and daily quizzes that come from life’s experiences with PEOPLE. I am grateful for the read and to know that there is a young person out there that can tell a story that rises up from the pages to say…Look at me! Through it all, I now have a healthy Spirit that gave me meaning and purpose in my life. You can have it too!. – LaDonna R.
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I’ve grown as a person just by reading this book. Each poem took me on a journey that caused me to reach for more. The author took their time making sure each reader was on the same page, being present with her during this journey. For this, I rate this book an A+ – Amazon Review
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Marie’s poetry of her faith in God and the growth in different aspects of her life is amazingly spirited. I loved reading her book of poetry, my favorite is “Invest in me”.– Amazon Review
About the Author
Marie Ary is a poet and college graduate from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. Outside of her poetry, Marie has always been serious about her academics. While in college, Marie was a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Marie was also the recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award, Outstanding Senior Of The Year Award, and Computer Science Highest GPA Award.
In addition to those academic honors, Marie has also completed a summer internship with Homeland Security and received a certificate from her old work-study job at the James B. Duke Memorial Library for Top-Student Worker Of The Year (2008-2009). Marie believes the sky is the limit when God is with you. So she vows to continue reaching for her dreams.