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A POEM BY DAKOTA JACK

"SOMETIMES WE LOSE OUR WAY"...

You came to me, in a dream- a week or so to date. 

You had some things, to say to me - and felt they couldn’t wait. 

At first, I didn’t realize- the person sent was you. 

We talked about our joys and pains- and all we hoped to do. 

You knew that I had great big dreams- but sometimes felt dismay. 

Cause life is hard. 

It’s not easy. 

Sometimes, we lose- our way. 


You told me that, no matter what- stay focused on my dreams. 

And never ever, be discouraged- despite how hard it seems. 

With your ambition, I believed- you too, were meant to fly. 

Then days like this, break my heart- and leave me asking why. 

I know the ups and downs of life- sometimes force us to stray. 

Cause life is hard. 

It’s not easy. 

Sometimes, we lose- our way. 


The things, that I will miss the most- our laughs that had no end; 

Your great big smile, your giving heart- my cousin and my friend. 

I pray you found your way to God- and didn’t feel alone. 

I pray he understood your pain- and just welcomed you home. 

No one here, can judge your soul- it’s not for us to say. 

Cause life is hard. 

Nobody’s perfect. 

Sometimes, we lose- our way. 


Written by Dedral D. Treadwell (aka Dakota Jack) 

In loving memory of Arius S. Ammon 

©2019 

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One-of-a-Kind stories made for the tv spotlight.

SHAPED BY REAL-LIFE...

Dakota writes gripping short stories, that she plans to later produce as films or tv series. They're often shaped by the hurts, habits, and hang-ups of everyday girls and women; including her own. Featuring three collections:

  • Dakota's Shorts (The Hang-Up Club)
  • S.C.R.E.E.T.Y.  
  • Blue Ari 

SHORT & THERAPEUTIC

Got a lunch break?  On a flight?  Perfect- that's just enough time to  finish one of  Dakota's titles. Each story is wildly entertaining and can be read in about 15-45 minutes!


If you can  personally identify with one of these stories, you'll feel BETTER knowing you're not alone.  If you can't identify, you'll be GRATEFUL...

MANY TITLES AVAILABLE FOR $1.29

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Dakota's Collections

The Hang-Up Club

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A based-on-true-stories collection...


The  "Hang-Up Club"  meets once a week to enjoy dinner & cocktails. Then, one member takes the stage to share her "hang-up" story around: 

  • toxic relationships 
  • mental health
  • addiction
  • sexuality
  • poor self-image



S.C.R.E.E.T.Y.

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A pearl-clutching collection...


When her marriage collapsed, Noel created a secret life-style club to help women, like herself, weather their heart-break storms; a taboo oasis for business women. Will the secret club survive? If it does, who won’t? 

Blue Ari

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An enlightening collection...


Life is hard. Sometimes we lose our way. But if we don't give up, we can always find our way again...


This collection is great for teens and young adults.

About Dakota

SELF-PUBLISHED

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Dakota Jack is an intriguing, contemporary author from Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote and self-published her first book in 2012, entitled, "I'm Not Pregnant, I'm Just Fat...Defeating Depression and Daring to Dream". Originally, the title was published under her birth name, Dedral Treadwell.  It was later republished, in 2017, under the pseudonym- Dakota Jack. Within her debut memoir, Dakota revealed painful things about herself, most probably wouldn't. She was refreshingly bold and transparent.

FEARLESS

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Dakota's father gave her the nickname, "Bird", just moments after she was born. It's only fitting that she takes flight  when she writes. Dakota doesn't feel the need to fit inside a box, nor is she afraid to tell her stories- the way she feels they should be told. Because of that,  some of  Dakota's works are inspirational and message driven-  while others, though incredibly entertaining, are better suited for open-minded adults. 

REAL

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Simply put, Dakota Jack writes books about real-life. Her narratives center around the varying storms & struggles women often encounter, at various stages in life.  Dakota is known to incorporate sensitive subject matter into her works- pertaining to mental health, addiction, infidelity, and sexuality. All in all, her books are short, sweet, emotionally-charged page-turners. 

Dakota's Other Works

I'm Not Pregnant...

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For a woman, there's nothing more crushing and painfully embarrassing, than constantly being asked if she's pregnant- when she isn't. Author, Dakota Jack, knows that all too well...
 

The Omphalocele Hill

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Through friendship and courage, four kids discover their golden power to overcome any obstacle- and that being different, isn't so bad.

More About Dakota

SHE DEFEATED DEPRESSION

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  Once heavenly burdened by depression and suicidal thoughts, Dakota conquered the battlefield in her mind, by shifting to positive, faith-filled thinking. She also learned to celebrate every victory; big or small.  

SHE DARED TO DREAM

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Dakota Jack  is a devoted mother, writer, and creative serial entrepreneur-  who simply refused to give up on her dreams. 

Follow her on Instagram! 

@iamdakotajack


SHE OVERCAME

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Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes more than a decade ago, Dakota has lost over 100 pounds- improving her overall health; physically and mentally. 

"CLEAN" written by dakota jack

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