I like to delve into poetry from time to time and Angel M.B.Chadwick‘s book of poems was a pleasant break from fiction. It was dismal in places but on a whole I found it touching, sincere and true to its premise. I deeply appreciated that the author took me on a journey through her inner worlds, thoughts and insecurities. I admired her courage to speak her truth the whole time I was reading it.
I enjoyed the emotional flow of verses and the inner crisis the author expresses.
What am I living for?
What am I dying for?
What I can’t ignore alone at night
What am I wanted for?
Could I have wanted it more?
Lock the last secret window; my ghosts are preying upon me
I liked the metaphors and philosophy that makes you want to explore your own inner symbolism.
A wild, untamed immature fruit
The peel is fragile and the flesh rich with tenacity
The taste sweet with obnoxiousness
The juice fortified with energy
The other half enlarged, almost ripe
The flesh extremely soft, succulent
The peel denser
The juice bittersweet
I also appreciated the romantic bits amid the melancholia.
When rain pours with full moon and stars
When sparkling cores and shining glimmers bold
When glory leaps to seek, to be, to free
I will love you forever and a day
And on a whole, I found it heartfelt and inspiring!