I don’t have to be your definition of perfect
and that is so liberating.
I don’t have to shut my mouth for your comfort
and that’s something I didn’t see before.
I don’t have to be a bigger person
because I already don’t think I am.
I decided not to be your version of mature and sophisticated
because you said that is what it was,
I got tired of being gaslighted
even though I didn’t realise that was what it was.
I began to come alive,
away from the doubts and I won’t let that go.
I am a human,
maybe you should remember that.
I have chosen to be happy
and I ain’t going back.
Wolf Pack Dancers: Prose and Poems (2020) by Charles Frankhauser is a wonderful short read.
Set in New York, the book has an interesting plot line where three people who are homeless take care of a wolf pup and decide to dance with a wolf in order to save wild wolves from becoming extinct. The author has a very original style of writing and puts the story together in a way you don’t always see which works very well here.
The book raises much awareness of animal extinction and the welfare of wild animals especially wolves so that was great to see. It has a great message wrapped up in an entertaining read and journey with these characters.
It’s quite short so it can read in one or two sittings. Mine was personally two sittings and I found the book really enjoyable, fun and interesting. It’s something a bit different which I appreciated.
Great short read.
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There was a time in my life
I felt I was too …
Wanting to be right,
Lacking in compassion
There was a time in my life I believed these things
where I let words affect me,
even hurt me
but I eventually stopped
because I know myself
better than you know me,
I always have,
I just forgot along the way.
So keep telling me I’m too all these things,
keep telling me I’m too much
because the truth is I’m too human
because the things you see as too imperfect
are filled with love
but continue to be too in the dark
on that if you wish
because I refuse to be too scared anymore,
too scared of feeling,
too scared of thinking,
too scared of who I am.
Because now I know I’m too me
and I find me not too bad.
With it being Valentine’s Day, I thought I would write a Valentine’s poem. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! 🙂
She watched the post,
no flowers, no card,
she hoped her love
would call soon
because this was almost like
Three hours later,
the phone rang,
‘Meet me for dinner’,
so she popped on some music
and got all done up,
to the nines.
Two hours later,
she met her outside
the date of the venue
and went inside to be asked,
‘Would you like Fries with that?’
Happy New Year everyone to you and yours! I hope the new year will be everything you want it to be. Thank you for all your support throughout the year & I shall see you all again in the new decade! 🙂
It is a new decade about to arrive
and I’m just thankful to be alive,
looking forward to
more family time,
Who knows what the year will bring,
each year brings more experience,
highs and lows
and all in-between.
I don’t know what is on the cards
and I suppose that is why
it is both daunting and exciting.
I turn 30 this year
and my god a lot has happened
in those almost 30 years!
Over the years
I have grew to not expect
and just live
and that’s why 2020 is so exciting.
So here is to the new year,
here’s to a new decade
with more progress
and a decade to look
back at nostalgia,
here’s to taking everything
in our strides,
because nothing is that big
at the end of the day.
Here’s to time,
to being free,
You’re Driving Me Crazy (2019) By Richard Labbett is a super engrossing psychological thriller from start to finish.
The story follows cohabiting couple Julie and Max whose relationship starts to fall apart. But Max, who is possessive, doesn’t take too kindly to the break-up and displays his desire for control over Julie and his desire for violence. While Julie tries to move on with her life, Max spirals into extremely dark sections of his mind and embarks on a murderous rampage. Moving between poetry and mystery, this is very original and has a very real-to-life quality to it. The descriptions feel very realistic and also add a lot to the atmosphere of the plot.
The reader sees that these two characters are not making each other happy. But their reactions to their situation are very different. Julie wants to get out, let the two of them get on with their lives while Max wants to keep them together at any cost.
Fast-paced and gripping, this book is one of those books where the pages seem to turn themselves. It is interesting and the reader just needs to know what is going to happen next, how this is going to end and the twists and turns work fantastically. Great suspense. The writer has a great skill of drawing you into this claustrophobic web and not letting you out of it until the time is right. Emotionally-draining but that shows great writing!
Great book. A must-read for readers of both poetry and mystery!
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Bohemian Love: A Blended Bliss of Verses (2019) By Parkash Pencia is a beautiful collection of 30 poems mostly romantic poems but also with social issues playing a part in the collection too.
Stunningly crafted, each poem is layered in emotion and vulnerability. The language in this collection is gorgeous and the way the words are put together is perfect. It is very clear that much thought was put into each poem present in the collection.
Ranging from shorter to longer poems and everything else inbetween, the collection is beautiful and breathtaking to read. The descriptions in each poem really paint a picture of what is happening and the feelings ingrained within the poem.
This collection is both heartfelt and a great demonstration of what can be created when you use the vast expanse of words and language to the full so it is a joy to read in both senses.
A very beautiful and gorgeous poetry collection.
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