The ability to articulate the heartbeat of what it means to encounter the human experience head-on is without question a treasure for us all. This collection of poems grabs your attention right from the beginning with probing questions; propels you into deep thought with its matter-of-fact musings, and at times, will leave you spellbound by its intricate and seemingly effortless whimsy. While being forced to address a variety of heavy and complex themes, you will also be met with contemplations of encouragement, faith and hope. Obskure is seamlessly able to navigate honest proclamations of the depth of life’s despair with the kind of brevity that allows you to breathe easy and rise above it all with a strong sense of Divine appreciation.
Obskure was born in Washington, DC. during the summer of 1973 and grew up in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She is the younger of two daughters born to Dr’s Timothy and Priscilla Penn. Obskure first began writing poetry in 1993 after a conversation with her Mom, where she asked, “How do you write?” After this conversation, Obskure wrote her first poem that same evening and has penned over 1,000 poems since. Obskure’s life challenges have enhanced her sensitivity and in-depth ability to sense, observe, and help heal the wounds of others. Her fervent Love for God is the driving force behind everything she does. God gave her a special gift to sense devastation and trauma before it happens. She realizes that Prayer is the key but, “Prayer without appropriate action is null & void.” Obskure currently resides in Pennsylvania where she enjoys the simple things in life like listening to and enjoying all types of music. Music is her passion and it flows into the compilation of this published work. She has a daily routine of practicing on her drums and timbales to perfect her craft. The Rhythmic Beats and Runs that Obskure produces are reminiscent of Tribal Resonances. Her crowning joy is raising her puppy Minor, loving her first dog Major, and spending quality time with close friends and family.