Over the past 45 years I have written hundreds of poems. Included in this collection are 90 of my most embarrassing, cheesy poems. But you may be surprised to discover a few sublime verses as well. Most people hate poetry and for good reason: Most poems are incomprehensible or just bad. My youthful poems are embarrassingly naïve and schmaltzy, overflowing with melodrama and angst. What fun it is to read them now! Humility aside, I have developed a rare and great talent for writing bad as well as good poetry and lyrics.
Each verse is a cherished souvenir that transports me through a memory wormhole to sensations and special moments long forgotten. In the past, I would have rather have sat naked in Sunday School than share my poetry with anyone. But the statute of limitations on humiliation has run out; I am older, wiser and I don't give a crap people think. Now I unashamedly share the mortifying and magnificent poems of my life (so far).
Lili Grandmain lives in Southern California pursuing her career as a narcissistic cynical idealist, i.e., a Poet.