One of the difficult things I have discovered about being a writer is that I have to draw on the ugly parts of my life as well as the beautiful ones in order to become “real”. I grew up in a house with a father who abused prescription medicines. My mom worked two jobs at times to keep us afloat, but my dad would spend all of her paycheck on doctors and medicine most months WAY before the month was over. There were times when we were told not to answer the phone because it would be a bill collector calling. I can’t count the times we came close to losing our house. Songwriters take notice you haveto read this!! from Hit Songwriter at the great SONGTOWN USA Site Marty Dodson Scars have the Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real shirt power to remind us that our past is real.” I was in the position tonight were I could have said things and defended some statements, instead I said my peace went on my way. Thatto me was strength, a form of healing.
Scars have the Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real shirt power to remind us that our past is real. My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” A national bestseller and National Book Award Winner, this isthe tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.