Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
April 2, 2015 9:30AM EDT
Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series. We are thrilled to have author/poet/blogger Jeanne Claire Probst join Bethel Advocate as a contributor, sharing her “Thought and Poem” written works with us. Her work covers many topics. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work. I think you will enjoy! (Read more about Jeanne Claire Probst below.)
THOUGHT AND POEM
Written By Jeanne Claire Probst
Often we have dreams and goals that we wish to chase after. Sometimes our dreams and goals will include others but there are times we are just thinking about how we will feel when we achieve what we are shooting for.
Then there are wishes that we all have and even if we wish the same things, why we wish for them may differ from one person to another. One might wish they could have a better paying job so that they can provide for all their needs while another might wish they had a better job so they could by boats and travel? Nothing wrong with either of these just that circumstance dictates how we can use the money we make.
Then we look back in history and examine what is going on in the world today, we can see that many have chased after goals and dreams, or wished for things at the expense of others. Instruments of war have long been used to impart power that allows one to get what they want at whatever cost. And just when we think those who promote war got what they were after…a new war is started. Whether the wars are fought with words or weapons, the underlying aftermath never benefits all the people involved.
What if…just…what if… we put our efforts instead on personal wishes, dreams or goals and tried to do all we could to make changes that will benefit all. Oh, if only we would learn war no more.
What about you? When you dream or set goals you want to reach in life do you ever consider what our earth could be like if we learned war no more? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
IF ONLY WE WOULD…
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
If only we would learn war no more,
And allow our minds and bodies to be restored
To the life we were meant to live
And move one…once we forgive.
The times spent killing one another
Across all boarders
Was time wasted when you finally begin to realize
In the end even if it is your “enemy” you killed…in the end you too will die.
War destroys the soul
It leaves a void
It’s aftermath is worse than the war,
Why can’t we learn war no more?
Jeanne Claire Probst
The Fifteen Houses, a Novel
The Fifteen Houses is the first book of this new and exciting series to be published. Staged in the beautiful and scenic palate of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, in the early 1950’s, the main character delves into her reoccurring and discomforting memories of her younger, formative years. Searching for answers to questions that have resurfaced in her mind over and over again during her time away from her family, she seeks to find rhyme and reasons to her insecurities, anger, phobias, fears, and life’s choices. Julianne Marguerite, one of eleven children, is determined to uncover the “mystery” that resulted in the downfall of her family. As you turn the pages in the book, each series of memories, will open a different door, to the different homes, (“Fifteen” to be exact).
ABOUT JEANNE CLAIRE PROBST
Jeanne Claire Probst was born and raised in the New England state of Massachusetts, is retired an lives in Ludlow. She is excited to be fulfilling a life-long dream of writing a novel of which “The Fifteen Houses, a Novel” is her first published work.
Jeanne shares her poetry blog, “Thought and Poem,” on her Facebook Page: Jeanneclaire Probst that is aimed to encourage, comfort, and share with others what it feels like to be human! She is also doing her part in bringing awareness around bullying and finding solutions to redirect anger and disappointments and her blog: Breaking Down the Bully Wall – One Action at a Time can also be followed on Facebook.
For more information about the author, her book and poetry visit: