I really loved this book of poems by Marie Ary. I found a lot of comfort in the poems and found myself reaching for the book to just read a poem here or there when I needed to just breathe and reflect for a moment. There are spiritual as well as deeply personal and emotional reflections from the poet on life, and in every poem there’s a powerful universal quality. -Amazon Review
Reflections Of My Smiles is a collection of poetry that is inspired by Marie Ary’s thoughts and personal life experience. In the book, she covers topics such as living without a father, being a foster youth, experiencing racism, ending fake friendships, dealing with heartbreak, and more.
Where do I begin! Marie’s writing style and artistic ability is refreshing. I felt like I was enfolded in each poem and as I finished, I was completely satisfied with the journey I just took. Already looking forward to more project! – Amazon Review
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This book of poetry is charming and whimsical at times, and deeply thoughtful at others. One of my favorite lines is “When my heart, mind, pencil, and paper meet…” – Amazon Review
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This book of poems is an excellent read! The author takes you on various journeys, as a fan of poetry I felt as if I was in her world. I recommend this for anyone that loves that art of poetry and enjoys an artistic read daily. – 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 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.