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Featured Artist: Judy Ferrell

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Judy Ferrell is a long time resident of Abingdon, Virginia. Her earliest memories are listening to her grandfather play guitar and spin stories on the front porch of the family farm.

And so a writer was born. Ms. Ferrell, a lonely child, taught herself to read early and began to write. She found she loved words and how they sounded. She asks her fans to join her in each new discovery as she continues her fascination with words and how they can change the world.

What does poetry mean to you?

Poetry to me is the purest form of expression. It allows me to speak of how I feel in words that are easier for others to understand.

What inspires your poetry?

That's hard. Sometimes it's a word or a phrase. Sometimes a feeling or a dream. Sometimes a thought or a smile.

Which are most important to you: (1) joy, (2) peace, (3) patience, (4) kindness, (5) self-control, (6) faithfulness, (7) gentleness, (8) love, or (9) goodness? If you can, explain why. 

I think Love. Without love nothing thrives. Love brings the world together regardless of race, gender, or politics. With love it doesn't even matter if we speak the same language. It shines in our eyes and in our hearts.

What sort of things are you looking forward to improving this year?

My health for one thing. I am also learning KDP so I can do my publishing myself with just editing help. I really want to finish my Sci-fi book and maybe a couple more books of poetry.

What is one big dream you have?

I fulfilled one this year when I published my book. But I'd really like to be known and accepted as an author in my state of Virginia.

A Soldier's Last Ride

Sun shines through a thunderstorm

Light shines on a field of green

Bouncing off Angel's wings

A soldier lifts his head

As the Angel says "Well done, soldier.

We have come to take you home."

A whisper of sound

Across the ground

A soul found the way

Home at last

A chorus sings "Welcome Home!"

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Katrina Lippolis
Katrina Lippolis

Very nice interview and Judy, your poem was lovely! :-)

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