AUTHOR FEATURE - BRITTANY BENKO
Brittany Benko is a special needs mother, law enforcement wife, self-published poet, Hubpages blogg
er, LitPick book reviewer, Etsy seller, Wattpad writer, and freelance writer on Fiverr who lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. She has two poetry collections available for purchase on most online retail stores. You can look over her books by going to her website.
Brittany started writing poetry in 2019 when she put together a poetry blog. There are many poems to read including children's poetry as well as guest posts by other self-published poets. Although Brittany does not write for this blog anymore, she left the blogging site up for poetry lovers to enjoy.
Brittany ventured into the self-publishing industry in 2020 after connecting with fellow writers. Since she is a full time special needs mother, self-publishing gives her the chance to get involved with what she loves and has the chance to contribute financially to her family.
Brittany has been featured as a guest writer on Laura's Books and Blogs, has been featured as a poet in the Autism Parenting Magazine, Poetic Reveries, OpenDoor Magazine, and has done a podcast radio interview with Shout Radio. All of her publications are featured on her website.
When Brittany is not writing, she enjoys singing in church, reading, and walks on the beach.
Poems have the power to touch our souls in an intense, raw way as we read and experience words that we deeply resonate with. Whenever you want to feel inspired, happy, at peace, or to experience life through someone else's eyes, you can simply read a poem and make this happen.
Now imagine if you had a collection of versatile poems touching on a little bit of everything, which you can reach out to whenever you need to? This is precisely what Poetic Poems and Prose offers!
Poetic words I write for you
Your lips are damp like sweet honey dew
Our love resembles a summer song
Cherishing each other all night long
Your soft hands brings chills within
I love your face that wears your grin
People do not understand me
I wish they could see past the mask
Struggling through greetings and smiles
Pushing past my limits to keep up for a while
I'll pretend to be a social butterfly fluttering throughout the day
I'll even mimic your laugh to ensure I'll be okay
Although I'd rather listen to raindrops within the night
I keep pushing myself to be a Goddess in the light
I taste your lips pressed to mine
They're sweet like sugar plums
Your touch is gentle when we're lovers
Stardust explodes between us
Sitting on a bar stool at a quarter past ten
Wearing her finest jewels while hunting wealthy men
Her dress is made of satin that shows her snowy skin
Casting out her charms, she catches you with a grin
Eager to to latch on, the fish come swimming in
The winner sits by the beauty drinking at the bar
He doesn't know her game
He sees her as a star
She nibbles on his ear
He shivers with pure delight
They make it back to his place and stay there through the night
She treats him like a God until she hears him say
Marry me, my sweet
Make me happy today
They have a simple wedding
Their love is strong and true
No need to waste riches
This they strongly knew
She goes about her day as the happy wife
She cooks for him and cleans
This brings his heart delight
One evening after supper the newly wed feel ill
His breathing becomes heavy and develops drowsiness and chills
The wife sits by his side as he starts to fade
Smirking with triumph at succeeding at her game
She mourns his death with family under the big black veil
Enjoying a wealthy life
She is clearly going to Hell