Realistic Poetry International Review

November 23, 2016



Identity and who we envision ourselves to be is ultimately the essence of how we will choose to take
care of ourselves and what decisions we will make to do it. And from the moment we are born into the
magnificently complex and competitive world, every ounce of nourishment and love becomes critical
to the health and wellness of our development.

Author LaDonna Marie, also Author of the book entitled, Eloquent Love Notes, carefully unwraps the
deafening bounds of silence and destroys the detrimental walls of insecurity through raw, real,
emotional poetic testimonials. In this book, the character, Abby, bold-faces every emotional truth that
has ever impacted her life, character, and self-evolution process by proficiently exposing bittersweet
unspoken fragments from her life.

Like much of our youth in today’s generation, she admits how she grew up in a love-deficient
environment, ultimately causing her innate desire for love to burn fervently, while unsatisfied, left
discontent. Subsequently, this lead her down a lone, acold, and all too often, farinaceous road, full of
illusions and unfulfilling deceptions. In result, an encouraged, yet weary Abby finally collides worlds
with only what appears to be, perpetual versions of romantic evanescence.

Exploring the romantic realm, the character in the book quickly learns that relationships are far away
from perfect ‘wine-and-dine fairy-tales’, and unfortunately, with this realization, the heavy weight
already caving in on her heart becomes ten times more dense! In the poem entitled, ‘Silent Thoughts’, it
is pellucid of just how bad the neglect she once endured tortuously provoked her defenseless, famished
spirit. In the words of the Author, she says;

“I desire to be the
apple of your eye
The chosen one
Not placed on a trophy case
But loved and embraced
My mind screams for interactions
Mental stimulation
Yet I feel deprived
and starved...”

distinctively displaying the void emptiness apparently haunting her to no end. And as you continue to
read along, love appears to show no signs of mercy for this frail, guiltless, and tenderhearted soul, no
matter how many rivers of tears she cries! In her poem entitled, ‘At the end of the day’, she starts out

“She’s just a girl
Who wants love,
One who feels like she is
Physically at the
End of her journey,
Wanting to put
Down her compass...”; exhaling the overwhelming exhaustion accumulated from repeated relationship
failures and disappointments.

Taking the entire contents of this book into account, regardless of her past struggles, mistakes, and let-
downs, Author LaDonna Marie concludes this book with an uplifting and victorious end! Abby’s
strength and courage is bestowed by the undying faith and belief that she has for God, which like an
impenetrable fortress continually protects her and keeps her ground. With that being said, we would
like to leave you with one of our favorite quotes from the poem entitled, ‘Beautiful me’, which we
found beautifully inspiring and hope you do to, and that is:

“I stand here in front of this mirror truly loving what I see
Loving every flaw and every strength
Thank God for creating me
in his image
The person standing here looking
back at me is strong and courageous
She represents
Beautiful me.”

This book deserves a 5 star rating! We encourage you to get your copy today.

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