“Sometimes all people really want is to be the stepper and you the stone.” ~from Secrets.
As a writer, a lover of words, poetry is dear to my heart. So are the poets who write them. I respect those who expose their words to others—risking judgment, misunderstanding, and criticism. I know this sounds dramatic, but exposing your writing is truly exposing your soul. And that can be scary, because it’s almost instinctive to show our best face, the mask that shows the rest of the world that we are strong, confident, and have our stuff together.
With that said, I enjoyed reading this collection of free verse poetry—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some contributions are light and simplistic, others are heavy in significance, and the author’s currents of sarcasm are illuminated with beams of hope.
Here are a few statements I especially enjoyed:
“Denial is a language.”
“Sometimes the most temporary can seem like the lengthiest eternity.”
“I won’t be accompanied, but I’m going with everyone.”
“Have you ever tried to dance between truth and lies?”
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