Marilyn Ferrell

Marilyn Ferrell has been writing poetry since her late teens/early twenties, after following several poets such as Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. She says, "It took some time for me to discover my 'poetic voice', but once I did, I was able to hone my poetry, choosing subjects that were current interest when I wrote them (such as the need for the black community to learn to stand together, which is addressed in 'Tyehimba'), and all of them containing either religious or inspirational vibes."

Her passions include poetry writing/reading, church, and community outreach. She uses her poetry for the latter, such as hosting poetry slams, and earmarking the proceeds for provision of food and other items for the local homeless community.

Currently, she is seeking to get her work professionally published. Please refer to her website, for future updates on her writing.

You can contact Ms. Ferrell via e-mail at or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Marilyn Ferrell


7 Haikus of the Spirit
Africa's Kids
A Picture Paints 1,000 Words
Beneath Rainbows
Bitter Water
Breathe On Me
Burnt (a lament)
Dancing Moon
Decadent Temptations
Disappearing Acts
Early Morning
From the Other Side of the Mountain
From the Soil of the Earth
Harlequin Man
Images in Indigo
Isn't It Funny
Larry's Sunrise
Nefertiti Was Never a Friend of Mine
Ohio Dusk
Painting Words with the Imagination
Precious Moment (A Sonnet)
Remnants of Haiti
Ride On, King Jesus! (A Sonnet)
Seeing Through a Glass Darkly
Song for the Brothas
Song for the Sistas
State of the Union Address
Tears for Water
The Devil Is A Liar
The Wedding Ceremony (Religious)
Tyehimba (Nigerian for "We stand as a people")
'Tis the Season of Change
Uncolored (revised)
Where Angels Walk

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