I’m not much of a poetry reader – though I’m not really sure why, especially after reading this collection! Each poem was well-written in the author’s distinct voice, and though they weren’t long, they each held an important truth or emotion. I think that was my favorite part about this book – the honesty behind each of these poems. The author didn’t shy away from pain and darkness. This wasn’t some rose-colored vision of the world. No, this was about real life, and real life can be so hard. But even amidst the pain and frustrations and sorrow expressed throughout the first few poems, there was a beautiful ray of hope, becoming clearer and clearer as the collection reached its close. The truth that God is with us and will carry us through every difficult just sang through this book.
As Christians, we live in a sinful world, so we’re going to face trials. There’s no avoiding that. But we have a God Who is far above those trials and will use them for our good. That’s what each of these poems pointed to, because even in our darkest hours, the Lord is still reigning over all.
So if you’re looking for some quality poems that express reality but with a good dose of hope … you’ve found your book! Well done to Laurel Jean on this collection, and I look forward to seeing more from her in the future.
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