- Published: April 27, 2019 by ShootingStar Publishing
- Genre: Poetry
- Edition: Kindle
- Pages: 98
- Rating: 3 stars
This transparent collection of poetry explores themes of grief and loss, the beauty of nature, self compassion, and the power of returning to your true self. With sensitivity and compassion, the author dares to express the heart’s deepest desire for relationship and love.
McCoy’s literary piece is broken into three categories: the loss, the longing, and the return. In each of these categories, there are numerous corresponding poems. As I was reading, I found myself connected to quite a few of the author’s poems and thought I’d share bits of each with you.
my grandma doesn’t remember my name
her memory unravels a little each year
like a faded tapestry
slowly fraying and coming undone at the seamsa poem titled “memories.”
This poem resonated with me because I have personally lost two grandparents who battled with Alzheimer’s disease.
autumn is a gentle friend
taking you by the hand to mend
your sorrows with a peaceful walk
through golden leaves with beauty dressed
and shows your heart the way to the resta poem titled “seasons.”
Autumn is my favorite season and reading the author’s portrayal for this particular season connected with me. It’s the time of change and can be difficult to do, but with change comes amazing opportunities.
when blended and swirled together
we create an entirely new shade
light and dark, strong and subtle
we are one, and yet entirely separatea poem titled “two colors, one palette.”
It is always suggested to find a partner who shares your same interests as to avoid potential conflicts, but I have never been that type of girl. I’m a strong believer in opposites attract and this poem sums up how those relationships can work out for the better.
McCoy’s poetic piece is a quick read that readers everywhere will want to check out. If you end up loving this particular title, then you may want to look into other writings of hers from her website.
*I was given a free copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.