Number of Pages: 123
Publication Date: June 2, 2016
Rating: out of 5
OBC Rating: 2 out of 4 stars
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In this collection of poems, the author explores topics of love, racism, homosexuality, feminism, religion, and more. Most poems are fairly short, ranging from two to four Kindle pages, while a select few are lengthier.
When I first picked up this book, I was a bit worried about its content. I’m not a big poetry reader. Many times, I find them confusing and disengaging. This might have something to do with the fact that I’m not a big anthology fan either. The constant switching from one perspective to the next and the constant switching of content sometimes makes my mind spin. There was a poem here that specifically did there. It was called “Headines”. It spoke of just that – headlines – and my mind was spinning with all the information pushed into one poem.
Needless to say, this collection of poems wasn’t an exception to this. The topics vary from one poem to the next. Some topics were easy to decipher while others I had a more difficult time in understanding what the author was speaking about. Also, the style of poetry changed from one to the next – rhyming vs. not, direct vs. indirect, repetitive phrases vs. varying phrase starters, etc.
Though with what I’ve mentioned so far, there were a couple of poems that stuck out for me. “Unconditional”, which speaks about Mother Nature and how people are damaging her does ring out truth in its words. I also enjoyed “Holding Hands” since that speaks about homosexuality and its positivity.
Throughout the collection, I only found one error. On Loc. 1232, “”An “eye for an eye”…” has an extra quotation mark, right before the “An”. Other than that, the poems seem to be edited well.
I will caution that there are some words of profanity sprinkled within this book’s pages.
Overall, this collection of poems may be a more pleasant read for those who enjoy poetry more, but it was too much for me to enjoy fully.