Born June 19th, 1964. and raised in the North East Corridor of Washington, D.C., I am the 5th oldest of 14 children, 12 boys, and two girls. Parents, Ralph and Audrey Watkins; father was a Master Plumber and Electrician; and mother, a Homemaker. As early as 7 years old, I wanted to be a Poet. I loved gathering my thoughts and putting them into creative words on paper. I try fostering good thoughts, its not always possible. I write about life, love, family, relationship, and God. I am only limited by the lack of knowledge on the subject. But my goal is to share my thoughts; that will hopefully encourage and empower my readers. At the age of 51 years old, I have decided to publish my first book of Poetry and Prose. I have compiled years of work, that has been scattered, tattered, and faded pages. The lost ones are just that, lost forever. I don't think I waited too long, because I am still alive, and I believe my best days are ahead of me. Thank you, for allowing me to share my poetry and prose with you.