The transition from Gina Rey Forest to Sylvia Dallas has been seven years in the making. I had reached a cross roads in my life. Do I continue along this vein or do I seek a higher purpose? After all, how often can you say in poetry, “I love how you have sex with me” without sounding like a worn out recording? Lust is such a poor imitation of intimacy.
I had become bored, feeling detached from even what I was writing. Even in my life, while my friends talked about how exciting my life was, I wondered what was so exciting about it. I decided to go back to my roots. I started to write poetry at ten years old but that was also the time I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. In 2007 I made a declaration to God, no more writing, no more performing unless it glorified Him.
I decided to walk the path less chosen. The narrow path. The one that required obedience, sacrifice, submission to a will higher than mine. The road has not been easy, but I certainly do not lack excitement. As I sought a greater level of intimacy with God, I realised that I could not run out of things to praise Him for.
This is definitely the better direction.
Sylvia M Dallas
Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ. Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.