Roy Lee “Simon” Jarmon Releases Honest, Heartfelt Poetry Book

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‘Poetry by Simon’ deals with different facets of everyday life- joy, sadness, love, anger, depression

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You can be who you are without diminishing or changing the other person.

Roy Lee “Simon” Jarmon was diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2004. To express how he felt then, Jarmon was asked by his attending psychologist to write a letter to his injured comrade as a therapeutic exercise. He realized that writing is his calling from God. With writing, it made his journey easier as he was recovering from PTSD.

In “Poetry by Simon Volume 2: Circle of Life – The VERSHELLE CATO Experience” (published by Xlibris), Jarmon shares a collection of his poems, prose and other creative pieces. Here, the reader is the main character; he or she may identify and place himself or herself in the experiences shared by the author. It is a deep, soulful look into life experiences and with how one deals with those experiences, whether positive or negative, as well as one’s thoughts and feelings with regards to those situations. For all its wide and all-encompassing scope, Jarmon writes in an easy-to-read format, opting to speak directly to one’s heart rather than wax philosophical about life’s mysteries.

“You can be who you are without diminishing or changing the other person,” says Jarmon. He hopes that the down-to-earth approach to life that he has taken in his book would help people understand and appreciate one another as persons.

“Poetry by Simon”
By Roy Lee “Simon” Jarmon
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781503523609
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781503523616
E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781503523593
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Roy Lee “Simon” Jarmon was the second of 11 children, born in the Mississippi Delta to the late George and Minnie Bell Armstrong Jarmon. He graduated in 1968 from O’Bannon High School in Greenville, Mississippi. He attended Jackson State University for his freshman year before joining the U. S. Army in February 1970 until February 1973. Jarmon worked at various jobs while attending classes at night. He finally graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in 1982 and was subsequently hired by AT&T, where he worked until the end of 2002. Jarmon still lives in Piscataway with his second wife, Audrey, whom he married in November 2009. For more information, this is the author’s official website:

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