Shermell’s poetry evokes quite a few feelings from despair to hope, from anger to being loved again, from sorrow to rejoicing. She also takes readers on various journeys of how trust can be broken, stolen, and returned in the midst of being and falling in love. At the end of the day, it’s all about what you are willing to go along with, but mostly importantly is knowing when to put an end to it. I can totally identify with these poems dealing with affairs of the heart.I also enjoyed the poems that were inspired by dreams related to the Katrina hurricane and violence in the streets of Africa. Wished there were a few more poems though.
Anyway, good job!
My favorite poem:I Remember that Night…
I remember that night the room so bright, whispers of conversations, sounds of laughter. I am in a daze, and then appeared a cool breeze, in white entered the room. Everything around me became still; you’re moving with grace, I noticed your face each breath you inhale. I exhaled, becoming one with you; a magical, wonderful feeling came upon my heart, you’re so mysterious.I am wondering, for I didn’t know my mind is curious. Temptation is telling me to approach you, I heard the words no stop. I couldn’t move or walk; it must have been fear in my heart. The moment was intense. I ignored and fought, my body remained still in my spot. A spirit of faith said, “I would see you again.” That’s when I realize and I believed that you were the one my love at first sight!
Rating: 4 Stars