On the seventeenth day of February in 1987 Author & Poet: Michael Lee Womack was born in Sanford, North Carolina. If you ask him, God spared him for something great. This young man was born with pneumonia, and when the doctors stated that he wouldn’t make it, God saw otherwise.
By the age of 5 – Mr. Womack’s parents were divorced, and from the ages of five to eighteen, he lived with his mother and saw his father every other weekend, as well as the holidays. For most of his childhood as well as his years as a teenager he was very shy and was in search of his voice. During his sophomore year of high school, he participated in a creative writing class, and it would be there in which he would discover his love for writing, especially his love for poetry.
Mr. Womack graduated from high school in 2005, and upon his graduation, he enlisted in The United States Army. In 2014, after serving almost nine years in the army, and two deployments to Iraq, he was medically discharged. His reintegration back into society was a struggle. In the later part of 2014, he attempted to commit suicide on two occasions.
After his second suicide attempt, he reignited his desire to write, and his willingness to write reignited his desire to live. The writing was so therapeutic to him that he would proceed to publish a book of poetry titled FROM A SOLDIER’S PERSPECTIVE. Writing this book has not only therapeutic for him, but it has also been therapeutic for those who have read it.