The Grayling Is The Name of the Fish That The Freier Family Ate When They Escaped to the Woods During The Occupation of Slovakia

Posted by cheryl - June 10th, 2017

The grayling, an exceptionally beautiful fish in its own right has been removed from the endangered species in the United States.  During WWII the fish spawned prolifically in the fresh water that it swam in.  The grayling fish was the Freier family’s main source of food.  This fish was easy to scoop out of the water with hands, but it fought hard for its life after it came out of the water and many times it had to be dropped back into the stream.  The grayling fish became the family’s symbol for survival.  Cheryl Freier:  www.thegraylinghiddentruthpoems.com


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The Storybooks The Morning’s Glory The Light is the story of a young boy who explores and find the answer to a riddle

Posted by cheryl - June 9th, 2017

The storybook The Morning’s Glory The Light is a delight story about a young boy who travels with his three friends and finds a lost city and solves a riddle and then returns home.  Delightful to read to children.  Cheryl Freier author/illustrator


Surviving Being Alone As A WidowIs Not Easy, But I am Doing It Written by Cheryl Freier (www.thegraylinghiddentruthpoems.com) and author of The Grayling Hidden Truth Poems and The Shepherd Boy And The Sheep Alphabet

Posted by cheryl - January 25th, 2014

There was one grace to all of the tragedy of losing my husband:  he was alive for six days after the diagnosis of pancreatic Cancer.  During that time, we talked, but mostly I listened.  He told me he had a blueprint for my life ahead of me.  He told me that most of all he wanted me to keep busy and as much as possible.  “Remember”, he said, “you have education.  You have been trained as a writer of novels.  You took many years of art lessons.  You can do it!  You will be able to take care of yourself”. 

I knew that it was going to be difficult for me, but his pep talk has guided me through missing him and loneliness.  I finished writing four novels:  each novel was a sequel of the first—–together they told the story of my husband, Martin Freier’s life and about all of his achievements, and about his caring nature.  He was always a good father, always there when he was needed.  One of the books is entitled, “The Day Of The Hidden Truth Poems:  In Memoriam To Martin Freier”.  Most of the poems presented in the book were written by him.  And it is through reading his poems that one can gain a glimpse about his thoughts and wishes. 

All of Martin’s poems are a memoriam to him.  The poems span a lifetime of his reflections.  And, yes, there are some poems written about the war.  Yes, the war has ended over 70 years, but we must remember the tragedy that happened in Europe during WWII.  We must give reverence to the soldiers who fought for European freedom against a devil beast.  We must give praise and reverence to the few who survived the war and made a lasting contribution to everyone he came in contact with.  Read Martin’s poems and just for a moment think of yourself vicariously as a young boy in Nazi Slovakia.  It will do good for you.  Cheryl Freier


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The Rivers Of Freedom Within Our Thoughts And Filled With Our Spirits By Cheryl Freier

Posted by cheryl - November 24th, 2013

The Rivers Of Freedom Within Our Thoughts

By Cheryl Freier

                Recently, I came across an article on the discovery in Kenya of an underground river.  The concept of a flowing river under the ground intrigued me, and I wanted to learn more about it.  The river water would have to have rocks made of porous contents so that the water could flow freely.

            The geological phenomenon which allows water to flow swiftly through rocks is called an aquifer.  An aquifer has to have basic qualities of being porous and permeable.  There are rocks which fit this definition:  volcanic rocks which are fractured such as sandstone, limestone which has been fractured, and sand and gravel which has never consolidated.  (Yahoo.com)

            Nature is so unique that in order for a river to flow under the ground, it must have these specially categorized rocks.  I am switching gears in my mind and thinking of a ‘river’ in a metaphorical way.  Did you ever think of a ‘river’ within you, a driver, but a force for doing only good deeds?  Yes, there are ‘rivers’ within us all. 

            Joseph Freier was the father of a young, beautiful family in the book:  The Grayling Hidden Truth Poems, who had thoughts ‘gushing’ within him about saving his family from the throes of the Nazi’s whose army had occupied Slovakia.  Read the book for reading enjoyment and, also, to familiarize yourself with the concept of a ‘river within striving for a good purpose’.

            Cheryl Freier is the author of The Grayling Hidden Truth Poems and The Wild Grasses Hidden Truth Poems, both books and other novels written by Cheryl Freier are listed on Amazon.com.  On this festive holiday of Thanksgiving, let us sing praises for the people in this country and in the world who live in peace.  On this Thanksgiving holiday, let us remember that in 1620 a group of people came by ship to this country, seeking religious freedom, and this historical occasion is the reason for our festive holiday.   Amen.



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