- Sex: F
- Data Quality: 0 stars
- MS: 17 yrs
- Type: Secondary Progressive
- Sensation: Severe
- Overall: Moderate
- Cognition: moderate
- Vision: moderate
- Speech: moderate
- Swallowing: none
- Upper limb: severe
- Walking: severe
- Denver, CO
- Primary Condition
- Secondary Progressive
- First symptom
My quiet moment turned loud with bits of fits and disgust! My story was an idea in my mind. Yes, I thought it was a great story and hoped that others would deem it just as good, but here I am. My brain has been on hiatus & my lack of knowledge has kept my work decorating my coffee table, but here I am. I'M HERE WITH A VISION, COURAGE AND STRENGTH. "Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things." Chinese Proverb http://www.keeba.org
Keeba Smith is the seventh hatched in Colorado. Her early interests included political science, science fiction movies and toying with her brother's chemistry lab. At a young age, she won a prize for writing an essay regarding child safety, hence realized her joy for writing.
Keeba began writing in Junior High School, which included her first novelette and a collection of poems. As a youngster, she would write plays and essays for church, in addition, was asked to write compositions for family and friends. During and after High School, she worked continually in the administrative field while maintaining several college courses in business, creative writing and English comprehension and grammar.
While working, she never withdrew from her love of writing and later surrounded herself with writers' elite. Later, she would wed a longtime family friend and succeed while studying creative writing and political science. Her writing and several interests concluded in 1996 when she became ill and subsequently was informed of a growth on her brain.
Although anxious and flustered, she woke one morning and informed her spouse she had total peace and was ready to face what may be the end of her life. Afterwards, she stopped working on her then recent novel, Yellow Rose and immediately began writing her autobiography, A Spirit In The Dark.
Today, Keeba faces some intricacies, but her dreams are not dismantled. Currently, she is working on a four-part series, Across the Lines while undertaking the task of writing a friend's biography.
When not writing, she enjoys photography, building web sites and playing with her dog, D.Queen. She remains infatuated with the entire process of writing and aims for success on the big screen.
Most recently, during open-mic, Keeba soliloquized, Nothing Is What It Seems and was subsequently labeled an "unsettled writer." Afterwards, was asked who she was in description, hence, she recited, This Is Keeba. (From Keeba's collection of poems, Keeba Kornered & Kaptured In Kaptivity.)
Keeba has been published in 'Time After Time' and 'Poets Elite.' With a selective audience, she has shared her novels, Shades Of Bright Pale, The Worker, Big Girl, Across The Lines and several others.
The author writes: "I have refused to allow this malady and continue to aspire to have my compositions and patterned-thoughts published [and read with an open mind.] After reciting at open mic, I remain reserved, yet overwhelmed to have received an extended standing ovation; it was most appreciated. Furthermore, I graciously accept being labeled a restless cynic and dark poet."
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