Express Yourself 101
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Meet writers and illustrators of uplifting poems, fairy tales and humorous children's stories.  Visit links to online anthologies, educational Web sites, and other adventures.  Featuring writers Ana Monnar, Alberto Monnar, Anna Monnar, Alex Monnar, and freelance illustrators Nancy Michaud, Lisa Morton, Ken Nebel, Steve Pileggi, Ada Rodriguez, plus writers from around the world.

“Choose your friends and mates, not by the money in their bank account, creed, ethnicity, or color; instead, choose character, actions, heart, and soul. When we bleed, we bleed the same color.” Ana Monnar

"Because A Strong Woman, I Am" ‎"Because A Strong Woman, I Am" IP 368B Video Project - Group #1 Sherwin Acidera Mark Anthony Acquiat Marjorie Bocalbos James Gonczi Ailia Hopkins Charly Sampaga Speeches by: Maya Angelou Hilary Clinton Alfre Woodard Oprah Winfrey Poem Written by: Ana Monnar

"It is my goal to unite writers from around the world."  Ana Monnar

Express Yourself 101 Dancing with Words VOLUME 1
Available at: UK U.S.  and Barnes and Noble Booksellers

ISBN: 978-0976803522

Poetry, Short Stories / Anthology (multiple authors)
Language:  English

Book Description

An anthology featuring 101 writers from the past, present and future.

PAST  Mark Akenside, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake,  Robert Browning, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens,  Eugene Field, Samuel Johnson,  John Keats, Amy Lowell, Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rossetti,  William Shakespeare, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman
PRESENT  W. Jude Aher, Christopher Aiden, Kevin Paul Alawine, Elein Arencibia, Marcy Axness, Ph.D.,  Nathaniel Booker,  Janelle-Diane Bravo,  Isabel Cabán, Didier Camacho, Richard Caruso,  Todd Cheney,  Tahlia Dago, Adriana Gale, Stacy Goll,  Milena Gomez, Stephanie Harmon,  Beverly Houck,  Michael Levy, Ralph Lichtenberger,  Adrienne Lin,  Miriam Lorenzo, Sandra R. Mainer,  Ana Monnar, Melissa Oharriz,  A. Owens, Charles P. Ries,  Jason Schramm, Miryam Shields, Adrian Spendlow,  Linda Stypulkowski,  Idania Temiño, Linda Turner-Zwetkov,  Kathleen Vasilas, Sand-dee Rose Waybill,  Melissa-Marie Zirini
FUTURE  Andrei Alessandri, Kristin Aughenbaugh, Shreya Baid, Rachel Bernhardt-Licea, Michael Cano, Mario Caraballo, Jacquelyn Conde, Valerie Corella, Katryna Cruz, Mila Dago, Rene Dago, Andrew Davis, Annette Elguezabal, Christina Fernandez, Eli Fernandez, Juan Figueroa, Brittany Fowler, Paul George, Acelia Gonzalez, Brian Gonzalez, Elisa Gonzalez, Roxana Iviricu, Dakota R. Lipton, Sasha Martinez, Alberto Monnar,  Alexander Monnar, Anna Monnar, Tiffany Oharriz, Kahyra Paulette, Andres Quinta, Daniel Rams, Victoria Rams, Catherine Ries, Gema Rodriguez,  Stephanie Rodriguez, Steven Rodriguez, Camila Romero, Jonathan Ruano,  Justin Ruano,  Megan Ruiz, Jorge Sanz, Alfredo Toll, Laurence Tommasi, Jr., Alexandra Varona, Kristin Vazquez, Leidy Villa, Linda Villa, Chantelle Viloria, Denise Washington, Matthew Williams, Ibrain Zirini

Express Yourself 101 For Your Eyes Only VOLUME 2 
Now available at: U.S.

ISBN: 978-0-9768035-6-0

Poetry, Short Stories / Anthology (multiple authors)
Language:  English

Book Description
An anthology featuring writers from the past, present and future…

Part 1 - Once Upon a Time  George Canning, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Khalil Gibran, Rudyard Kipling, Harold Munro, William Morris, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Part 2 - After That  Herminia Vivancos

Part 3 - In Addition   Elizabeth Aguilar, W. Jude Aher, Kevin Paul Alawine, Miriam Arango, Milagros Avila, Prmod Bafna, Therese Young Belisle, Alexander Bernace, Dev Bhardwaj, Zoyla Córdoba, Rachelle Arlin Credo, Alain E. Dardé, Chantal Dardé, Maggie Dardé, Gail Deemer, Carolina de la Uz, Juan del Cerro, Elena Diaz-Orta, Juana Escorbort Encarnación, Erik Estabrook, Andi Fisher, Mary García, Stacy Goll, Milena Gomez, Sergio Guzman, Jasmine Kang, Penn Kemp, Eda Marie LaPolt, Barbara Ledford Wright, Blanche L. Ledford, Brenda Kay Ledford, Michael Levy, Miriam Lorenzo, Michaela Macha, Joan Marques, PhD., Renee Matthews-Jackson, J. Michaels, Alina Monnar, Lipipuspa Nayak, PhD., Radha Binod Nayak, PhD., Daniel North, Hrusikesh Panda PhD., Margaret Paniagua, David Pereda, José Luciano Piloto, Margarita Piloto, Dorin Popa, PhD., Charles P. Ries, Kimberly D. Robinson, Alexander Shaumyan, Miryam Shields, Adrian Spendlow, Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD., Linda Stypulkowski, Kathy Vasilas, Matthew Williams, J. Allen Wilson, S. S. Wong, Yujiro

Part 4 - Furthermore   Brandon Apagüeño, Kristin Aughenbaugh, Mitzi Bello, Rachel Bernhardt-Licea, Dayana Blandon, Mario Caraballo, Caitie Chrismon, Jacquelyn Conde, Lesley de la Uz, Alexandra Fernandez, Gabriel Fernandez, Johanna Gonzalez, Tania Gonzalez, Dakota R. Lipton, Amanda Lopez, Alberto Monnar, Alex Monnar, Anna Monnar, Alex Perez, Amanda Piloto, Andrea Piloto, José Piloto II, Jonathan Ruano, Justin Ruano, Alexander Sanchez, Giselle Talavera, Laurence Philip Tommasi, Jr., Annette Valls, Tiany Vasallo, Giovanna Velasco, Ibrain Zirini

Part 5 - Before I Go   Ana Monnar

What Some Writers Had to Say

This anthology is special since it contains writings not only from the western countries but also from the Orientals. This kind of venture is always a very difficult task to accomplish but Ana Monnar has proved herself a successful editor of our times.
Dev Bhardwaj, Editor Kafla-Intercontinental

Ms. Monnar does a great job selecting poems and short stories, and at the end of this journey, there’s always an amazing book you never imagined that could ever exist. So, from us to you, and For Your Eyes Only, enjoy!
Milena Gomez
Miami, Florida, United States of America

Ana Monnar was an influence in my life. She saw and believed in me and what I wrote. That gave me the courage to believe in myself and help my confidence. You probably will never know how many people Ana Monnar helped, sparked, inspired, maybe just enough to go on. All in one book is a mixture of age, gender, color, places, and array of style. Ana Monnar has brought this diversity to readers and writers.
Beverly Houck
Rockford, MI, U.S.A.

I am quite touched at your eagerness in getting literature from India published.
Lipipuspa Nayak, PhD
Orissa, India

I am honored to be amongst my fellow poets and others in this fabulous anthology. Thank you so much Ana as I am most grateful for the opportunity to showcase my work.
Kimberly D. Robinson
West Chester, PA, U.S.A.

Ana’s book embodies both creativity and inspiration. Readers will be enthralled by the written word!
Rose Mary Stiffin, PhD
Miami, FL, U.S.A.             Ana Monnar     Books Across India

Express Yourself 101 : Kaleidoscope  

Express Yourself 101: Kaleidoscope Volume 3
Ana Monnar (Compiler)
Pub. Date: December 2010
Publisher: Readers Are Leaders U.S.A., Incorporated
Format: Hardcover , 468pp
ISBN-13: 9780980039726
ISBN: 098003972X

Express Yourself 101: Kaleidoscope Volume 3
Compiled by
Ana Monnar

Past - William Blake, Robert Browning, Robert Burns, William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Keats, Lord Alfred Tennyson

Present - W. Jude Aher, Kevin Paul Alawine, Eluisa Altman, Marilin Alvarez, Natalie Alvarez, Monica Amin, C. Christelle Bay, Catsteven P. Betonio, Linu Conil, Barbara Contreras, Cuqui, Doreen Custodio, Hazel Sigrid C. Delara, Zoyla Edwards, Carlos Alberto Espin, Erik Estabrook, Erwin Fernandez, Lynielle Flores, Marcette Fochier, Janice Marie Foote, Marisa Forbes, Isis Garcia, Stacy Goll, Johanna Gonzalez, Anubhav Gupta, Mayte Guzman-Robles, Sergio Guzman, Lana-Lee Jackson, Kenneth Rey C. Jimena, Samaa Kamel, Jasmine Kang, Saksham Katyal, Barbara Ledford-Wright, Blanche L. Ledford, Brenda Kay Ledford, Lorraine Lynch, Rattan Mann, Sam Manty, A.S.M. Shamim Miah, Alberto Monnar, Alexander Monnar, Ana Monnar, Anna Lee Monnar, Anthony Montero, Lipipuspa Nayak, Jazmin Noguera, Rebecca Ortega De Martinez, Rod Pallister, Maria Ina Camille J. Palomar, Hrusikesh Panda, Rachel Paroni, Dorin Popa, Ph.D., Cheenee Raboy, Jean-Michel Rocard, Nissmah Roshdy, Maria Teresa B. Ruybibar, Zainab Salim, Maggy San Jose, Linda Scott, Mohammad Afzal Shauq, Neamul Hasan Sohan, Alan Thomas, Jesus Trazo, Diane Olivia Valentine, Yanira Zelaya

Future - Gabriela Acosta, Nicole Acosta, Anyle Alcazar, Jostin Armada, Karla Beytia, Alejandra Maria Cuevas Celis, Nacey Fernandez, Katerin Gomez, Giselle Gonzalez, Jonathan Gonzalez, Justin Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez, Maria José Guillen, Caleb Harrison-Roper, Sandra Hermoso, Kiara Lop, Yaraidi Mayo, Christopher Martinez, Alvaro Morales, Samantha Morell, Dominic Noel Ordoñez, Sofia Ortiz, Karina Peñate, Ana Perez, Fernando Perez, Gabriel E. Razuri, Alejandro Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Karla Rosario, Alicia Ruiz, Leovanes Sanchez, Jose Sandoval, Emme Santayana, Joseph Sisto, Daniela Toledo, Aleisha Valsaint, Cierra Vidal, Kaylee Vidal

Express Yourself 101 Kaleidoscope Volume 3 is an anthology of writers from the past, present and future. Not only will you find a compilation of poems and short stories, you will also notice a biography, interview, facts and/or note from the authors, plus photographs or illustrations for each featured individual.

This anthology offers poems from across the centuries. All writers have a wide variety of diverse cultures. Each contributor represents unique authorship and array of style. The splendor of writing has survived an eternity and will live on. Reading and writing for pleasure, relaxation, enrichment to body, mind and soul is a gift to all that desire to do so.

The book’s first section “Past” will embody famous greats from previous centuries. The second section Present” will feature adult writers from the present. The third section “Future” will provide young adults and children’s writing. Authors in general come in all ages and sizes. The selected writers included in this anthology have a lot to offer to the literary world.

What Writers Had to Say

My lifetime gratitude goes to Ana Monnar as I shall call her "The Mother of Modern Poets.” She deserves the rhymes that chime in the tongues of the poets throughout the ages. Hazel Sigrid C. Delara

Very amazing Ma'am Ana, You are really the light of the poets in this century. God bless you more. Hazel Sigrid C. Delara

Thank you for your encouragement and the lovely compliment. This is an experience I will always cherish and have you to thank for it. Rebecca Ortega De Martinez

Dedicated to Ana Monnar
Every day is a fresh beginning;
Every word is a world made new. Deep appreciations go to you today;
Your thoughtfulness has meant,
Much more than words could ever say-"Thank You!"
C. Christelle Bay

My heartfelt thanks to you, Ms. Ana Monnar…In those inspiring thoughts that I come to love, there is an appreciative woman behind, and this is Ms. Ana Monnar. We both write just to express not to impress! Thank you for loving, too my sweet simple ways, Ms. Monnar… Maggy Q. San Jose

Ana is of the few Northern Americans (United States) who still believes in the Poet. Her collections craft Word Art from her own country, her own heritage and beyond. She is able to see art through the form of poetry. Her soul gives light to the season where words dance and only upon the reason of truth. She has become a teacher of life on the dance of words. As a lost poet, I thank her. W. Jude Aher

I am an architect by profession and writing has been my passion ever since I was a kid. Thank you for this opportunity. Jesus Trazo The World's Largest   A Global Catalog of Library Collections Find Books in Libraries Near You

Uplifting Poetry Online by Poet Ana A collection of poems written by poet Ana Monnar

Uplifting Poetry for Young Adults and Children's Books

Links  The American Revolution Bibliography Format The American Flag History of the American Flag Ana Monnar Alberto Monnar Alexander Monnar Anna Monnar Miami Herald Current Events Students' Portal CHECK GRADES, READING PLUS United States History: Beginnings Activities and Games Express Yourself 101 Science Fair Projects How Stuff Works Science Project Readers Are Leaders U.S.A. Famous Afro American Inventors Free Rice 

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Links to more writers...

     jude aher  W. Jude Aher 

         Thru His Eyes  Kevin Paul Alawine

Gifts of Dawn  Linda Scott...  "I have never lost God/Spirit;  but he had to carry me for awhile.  This road that I have been on is bumpy and my load is heavy. I have to stop and rest often."

Diane Olivia Valentine  Short Stories and Poems

Caustic Wit

Your caustic wit and smiling eyes

Parted the clouds that darkened my days

And enveloped my nights

Like a tidal wave crashing

On my weary soul

Like so many tiny grains

of sand spinning helplessly

Within the water

I fought the violent surge

Relinquishing the fight

I floated to the surface

Lying peacefully upon the now calm water

There you stood before me on the beach that was my heart

Warmed and softened by

The sun that shines within a cloudless sky

Diane Olivia Valentine

ErikEstabrook  Erik Estabrook's Art and Poetry: personal poetry site of published poet Erik Estabrook

Stacy  SciFi Fantasy Fiction and Stories by Stacy A. Goll

Janice Marie Foote  music, poetry, yoga

Miryam Alford Shields

Miryam Alford Shields

High mountains

deep sea.........a

dense jungle of grass

I can not climb

I can not swim

my heart is deep,

inside this jungle, inside this grass;

blind I am , I can not climb;

in sorrow I cry; with tears am blind

my son, my Jay take my hand

and guide me

through this jungle of grass



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Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis
it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

It Matters to This One

As I walked along the seashore
this young boy greeted me.
He was tossing a stranded starfish
back into the deep blue sea.
I said, "Tell me why you bother.
Why waste your time this way?
There's a million stranded starfish.
Does it matter anyway?"

And he said, "It matters to this one.
It deserves a chance to grow.
It matters to this one
I can't save them all, I know.
But it matters to this one,
I'll return it to the sea.
It matters to this one,
And it matters a lot to me."

As I walked into the classroom
the teacher greeted me.
She was helping Johnny study.
He was struggling I could see.
I said, "Tell me why you bother?
Why waste your time this way?
Johnny's only one of millions
Does it matter anyway?"

And she said, "It matters to this one.
He deserves a chance to grow.
It matters to this one.
I can't save them all, I know.
But it matters to this one,
I'll help him be what he can be.
It matters to this one,
And it matters a lot to me."

Author Unknown

The Bible Speaks on Race The term “race” as applied to people does not appear in the Bible. In fact, the word itself is of uncertain origin and does not occur in any language until about the sixteenth century. 

‎"No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts." Booker T. Washington 

"It makes me very sad to hear negative comments about Afro-Americans, Chinese, Haitians, Hispanics, just to mention humanity in general.  I am Hispanic and proud of my heratige as every human being should be. I teach my students that are of a variety of ethnicities to be proud of their heritage."  Ana Monnar

Holy Thursday

"Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean, the children walking two and two, in red and blue and green."  William Blake

‎"The message of Good Friday is that the dictum of "an eye for an eye" cannot work. The way to conquer evil is through good. Similarly, violence can be overcome only by non-violence and hatred by love."  Author Unknown

"The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice."  Henry Knox Sherrill

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In preaching "trust in God" the moralist anticipates the teaching that man is justified by faith. To confide in God's will, the secret of all true greatness, is to rise out of all our anxieties and plans and fears when we think of ourselves as the arbiters of our own fortunes, and so "lean to our ow...

Famous Quotations to Uplift Your Thinking

"True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathises with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."  Joseph Addison

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”  Elizabeth Bibesco

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Well done is better than well said."   Benjamin Franklin

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."  Abraham Lincoln

"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."   George Bernard Shaw

"Dancing is silent poetry."  Simonides

"The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them."  Denis Watley

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.”  Oscar Wilde

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.”  John Wooden

"Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions."  Frank Lloyd Wright

Links for More Uplifting Poetry and Famous Quotations

It Matters to This One

I Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes, Recited by Ana Monnar

My People by Langston Hughes

Famous Quotes

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Single Quotes

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

Barry White    Awesome Song by Barry White and Luciano Pavarotti

Sister Act 2     Fascinating!   Oh Happy Day

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A Christmas Shelter Dog’s Poem

’Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full—we are lost, but not found.

Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care.

They’ll come to adopt us and give us the call,
“Come here, Max and Sparkie — come fetch your new ball!”

But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly — we had cute, baby ways.

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew.
Now we’re no longer young and we’re no longer new.

So out the back door we were thrown like the trash.
They reacted so quickly — why were they so rash?

We jump on the children, don’t come when they call,
we bark when they leave us, climb over the wall.

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors they made.

If only they’d trained us, if only we knew,
we’d have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse, let to roam.
Now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.

They dropped us off here and they kissed us goodbye
“Maybe someone else will give you a try.”

So now here we are, all confused and alone
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay to chat.

They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer
we know that they wonder how long we'll be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.

Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can’t adopt us and there’s no room at the inn
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?

We count on your kindness each day of the year
can you give more than hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat
and help get us something special to eat.

The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.

Author Unknown

This is Mia after a second chance at a great life.  She was full of fleas and ticks when I met her at the pound.  But, look at her now after regular groomings, love, care, and affection.  We love you Mia.

I Adopted Your Pet Today

The one you left at the animal shelter/pound;

The one you had for ten years

And no longer wanted around.

I adopted your pet today...

Did you know that he's lost weight?

Did you know he's scared and depressed

And seems to have lost all faith?

I adopted your pet today...

He had fleas and a little cold;

Guess you don't care what shape he's in

You abandoned him I am told.

I adopted your pet today...

Were you having a baby or moving away?

Did you suddenly develop allergies,

Or was there NO reason he couldn't stay?

I adopted your pet today...

He doesn't play or even eat much;

I guess he's very sad inside and

It'll take time for him to trust.

I adopted your pet today...

And here he is going to stay;

He's found his FOREVER home

And a warm bed in which to lay.

I adopted your pet today...

And shall give him all that he will need

Patience, love, and security,

So he can forget your selfish deed.

Author Unknown

Famous Quotes about Animals

“If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”  St. Francis of Assisi

“God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear,
To give sign, we and they are His children, one family here.”  Robert Browning

"So many years of unconditional love and then so painful when they pass. Think of all of the good times and the pain is worth it knowing you gave them a wonderful life."  Ana Monnar

“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”   George Bernard Shaw

Proverb about Dogs

“He cannot be a gentleman that loveth not a dog.”  Old English Proverb

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