Kay Garrod portrays loss, grief, healing in ‘Poetic Expression’

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New collection of poetry provides readers with emotional rhymes, verses, tinged with emotional highs and lows

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“It has been and always will be my therapy!” Garrod says. “But I will never get over his loss.”

Inspired by her family, her friends and the loss of her son, author Kay Garrod gives readers moving and emotional rhymes and verses with her new book. With this collection she achieves “Poetic Expression” (published by Xlibris), conveying the essence of her life experiences through the power of writing.

The book itself contains Garrod’s feelings on many different subjects that are encountered during the journey of life. After the loss of her 20-year-old son, Barry R. Catron, due to a boating accident, she started putting her thoughts on paper in the form of poems. Readers can relate to her heartfelt stanzas, meant to sooth hearts and souls in preparation for the challenges they will encounter as the days go by.

The poem “Never Give In” gives encouragement for the weary, saying: “Hopes and dreams are all we have. / Keep the faith, let go the sad. / Keep pushing forward / Don’t give in without a fight / And our dreams will take flight.”

“It has been and always will be my therapy!” Garrod says. “But I will never get over his loss.”

With “Poetic Expression,” Garrod brings her compassion and honesty to bear as she shows her audience how she endured the crucible of loss and grief, and the process of healing that comes after.

“Poetic Expression”
By Kay Garrod
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781499045451
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781499045468
E-Book | 256 pages | ISBN 9781499045475
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kay Garrod was raised in Colebrook, Ohio. She left home after getting married to a man in the military. She went to Jefferson, vocational for food services, and Grand Valley High, and graduated from both. She and her husband split up after three and a half years after being in Germany, and she and her daughters came back to Ohio. She met Claude Barry Catron and together they had a son who was very talented. Her mom, dad, Claude Barry Catron, her girls’ father and her son, Barry Catron, have all passed away. She married Kenneth Garrod, and they remain married presently. He recently had a major stroke and Garrod takes care of him. She works at an independent home for mentally challenged men, and she writes to deal with all the stress. Her philosophy in life is to “expect nothing so you won’t be hurt.”

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