Jamey Boelhower is a poet and independent author with numerous published works to his name.
Not only is Jamey a prolific writer but also he has been an educator for over 20 years. Although his focus is on poetry, Jamey has also made a name for himself with his compelling blogs and popular fictional novel “Under the Lights”.
Throughout his career, Jamey has delved into a variety of topics, including family, heartache, and the mysteries of life. Jamey is well-known for challenging his readers’ perspectives and inspiring them to see things in a deeper way.
As a loving husband and father of six, Jamey enjoys spending his free time with his family. Currently, he is working on new works that will be released soon.
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2022 Shrimpy Award Winning Entry (excerpt from Dadlife)
Our greatest fear is that we will fade to nothing,
so we build trophy cases for our memories.
Yet, the frames and golden idols turn grey
under a blanket of dust made of dead skin and hair
from the bodies sitting in chairs staring at phones.
Energy fills the darkness outside the spotlight
Only 18, he is transformed into a Russian Jew.
A fiddler follows him as he sings us through
a lifetime none of us knew. A young man with
power to channel universal history on a stage.
She holds the cold in her hands, letting her
nails turn blue. She returns to her room, art table
a throne to her worlds. Mixing water with color
till she feels winter on her cheeks. With strokes
God would be proud of, she creates life.
He understood that they saw him as a charity
case. The rows of books beckoned him to walk
for hours. He hated the sound of the doors locking
behind him. He prayed with every step home that
the latest knight had drowned in the rye.
The twist of fate is that our expiration date was