This is a book that might give you something to think about and maybe something to laugh about as well. ‘What have I tried to achieve?’ I ask myself. Well, I look at some things which we all deal with at different times in our lives, but I also wanted to encourage people to value themselves and recognise their gifts. They have to believe that they can achieve their goals and their dreams and not put things off because we do that. We say, ‘It can wait till tomorrow’, ‘The time is not right,’ ‘It can wait’. Well, no it cannot wait because if you wait too long, the dreams fade away. Live, love, enjoy life, and most importantly, be kind to yourself.

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“My heart is heavy with despair, and yet another day will dawn tomorrow and it will be the same.”

Reviewed by Lee Ware

Life is often a difficult endeavor, as Trish W. so eloquently depicts in her beautifully rendered poems. Despite how wonderful they may be at times, our relationships, our careers, and our sense of worth can weigh us down with regret, loss, and unfulfilled dreams. The very things that hold so much joy, twisted in the wrong light can not only hurt us, but can tear us apart. Family and love whither into ash and we are left with holes and scars, and finally, we are wrapped in despair. Yet no matter how much pain we endure, we do not have to be lost. Trish W. aspires to create a collection of poems to help others tattered from life’s sorrows. She reminds us that on the other side of the coin lies hope and possibility. Our lives are but a series of moments: some good, some bad. And while we may not always be able to choose our circumstances, we can choose always to look forward and to strive for something better and brighter.

Each poem shines a light on the darkness in humanity, illuminating the struggle through the cold and its eventual thaw. Trish advises her readers to believe in themselves. In the hardest of times, it is imperative to remember the strength that lies within one’s self. While some of the poems remind us of life’s hardships and difficulties, many of them also encourage us to never surrender, to be kind to ourselves, and to believe in our own strength and our own sense of purpose. Because, as these poems illustrate, anything is possible if we only believe it so.

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