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This is an exploration for inspiration, Where feeling and destination, you decide. This is Poetry for Thought two, and it's asking you. To journey within and discover what abides. This is a quest to find the best In yourself and those you love. An adventure through time and experiences that define, While led through loss, by God above. This is a mission with a proposition, To laugh and to give, A journey within that will only begin, When we learn to live.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (January 15, 2021)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 79 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8595583930
  • Item Weight: ‎ 4.2 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.18 x 9 inches



Derrick M. Stephens was born June 1982 in Wheeling WV. Derrick grew up the only son of a Christian family in Ohio. Throughout life, Derrick was very active in many extracurricular activities, from music to athletics. Although, he was born Legally blind, he never allowed his disability to define him, he just sees the world a little differently than most. The trials of faith and the pursuit of self-have taught many difficult lessons, while overcoming obstacles have given him a rare perspective beyond 20/20. 
Derrick is a Graduate from Belmont College with an Associates in Mental Health and later graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Technical and Applied Sciences. Since college, Derrick volunteers his time at nursing homes, works on preaching, and writing.
Currently, he serves as a Pastor at the Church of Christ. As a third-generation preacher and sixth-generation Church of Christ attendee. It is safe to say that Derrick has over a hundred years of family history in the Church of Christ. Derrick accredits faith and family as the solid foundation he uses to guide his life.
Over the last 20 years, ­­­­­Derrick had poems published in various formats, beginning with his first published poem when he was just 18. Derrick's first book, "Poetry for Thought: A Tale of Life," was an inspirational and relatable hit enjoyed by all ages. With numerous five-star ratings on Amazon, his work can move you to tears while filling your soul with cheer.
This latest book is a stand-alone sequel in this captivating series. Derrick's writing continues to take an earnest look at the world we know today, while warming your heart with reflections of simpler times. With his work as an Author, Derrick hopes to spread a little grace to join a smile on your face.  He intends for you to take pause in your life, and to find cause in love and all that is right.

POETRY FOR THOUGHT 2: A Journey Within by Derrick Stephens

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