Author: Robert Perkins
Let Us Give Thanks is a collection of everyday experiences that we go through without even thinking about them. Like seeing a fire truck speeding passed us on the street, without even giving thanks for these people who protect us in times of dire need. Or family and friends who lift us up when we are feeling glum. Then there are the spiritual times in our life, such as a rainbow, or a caress of a breeze on our sweaty brow. All of these and more are brought to light in this volume of Let Us Give Thanks. You never know what other people or places you may think of as you read this small collection of poems.
Moving to Springfield, Ohio when he was four, he suffered with epileptic seizures until just recently when his neurologist found just the right dosages, which have cancelled out his seizures for the majority of the time. Robert never thought of himself as a poet, until he was challenged to write a poem for the writing competition at the community college he was attending at the time. Surprisingly enough, Robert came in third in the poetry division, and that was the beginning of his writing career. Since that time (1993), Robert has penned over 4,000 poems, many of which are inspirational. He has included in those, seasonal verse, such as Christmas, Easter, and a few stories in verse as well. He lives in Springfield, Ohio, with Linda, his wife of 18 years.