Christina Phillips Ream-Sharik
BOOTS, CASKETS & THE EGGSHELL SHUFFLE:
THE POETRY OF ARMYMOM
This book is a collection of the main body of my war poetry, with a few non-war poems thrown in for good measure. I am the person I am today partly because of my association with these honorable people who show their best faces in times of crisis. Dedicated to my son, who has recently retired from the US Army after 22 years, it is a salute to all military people, past, present, and future. Here's to the American Military and the folks who support them, with a special thanks to military troops from around the world who are our allies!
Christina is known as ArmyMom on the Internet and has been published in a number of Veterans’ periodicals and magazines, newsletters and a Newspaper in Texas. Her poems have been read at a number of ceremonies in the States over the last several years. They are also used in schools in the States – once as the basis for a play on Vietnam, in an elementary school as the theme for a Veterans’ Day writing assignment, and in a book on “Remembering” veterans of all wars, her poem Boots was the front page for the Korean/Vietnam section of the book – Christina was invited to read a poem at the Moving Wall in Tampa, Florida in April, 2001.
Christina believes that poems bring out feelings people have hidden for quite some time. “Anything that can make someone think a bit about the veterans is a good thing.”