Today we have another wonderful written piece from Jeanne Claire Probst, in our continuing literary series.
Report by Paula Antolini
March 31, 2015 10:44AM 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
Every human on this planet has the same basic needs; to breathe, to eat and to be loved, to find love. To each individual though, love has different meanings. But, regardless of what love means to a person, it will be the focus of why they want to live their lives to the fullest. It will guide their thinking and action; their hearts.
No matter which cultural background we come from, with native tongue we speak, whether we are rich or poor, we live to love. We love our families, our dogs and cats, we love our homes and we want to love ourselves. Love gives us a reason want to do our part to find ways to spread the focus of our love and share the joy we reap with others.
What about you? How do you define love? Share your thoughts with us…
Jeanne Claire Probst
LOVE TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE
Written by Jeanne Claire Probst
When love directs every step we take
Every breath; each moment we are awake,
It will guide our hearts,
To live our lives to the fullest; never failing to do our part.
To share the joys we have to share;
To leave our smiles everywhere.
Then we will have all the memories we will need,
To guide us through the times when we are weak.
So whether you are a husband or a wife,
Or whether you are the children of those who share married life,
Or even a farmer, a taxi driver, or unemployed
Love from our heart helps us to remember our joys.
We can love the trees, or our dogs and cats,
And although these do love us back,
We can have even greater joys in life,
If we reach out and endeavor to receive love in its greatest light.
Never should we fail to open our hearts,
And always remember to offer the best we can give from the start,
To all we meet, to ourselves, and to our families,
Then you will reap all the joys life has to offer and you will experience love to the highest degree.
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: