Thanks to Nina, the love of his life, Michael J. Holt has been writing poetry for a long time. His writing is inspired by his personal life experiences, both positive and negative. Michael's poems provide an outlet for his pent-up emotions. He enjoys writing poetry or reading-at those times he feels free as an eagle as he allows his mind to fly. Michael believes that poetry needs to come from the heart; thus, Nina is the inspiration for many of his recent poems.