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raw honest andhonest and in a beautiful way The author xpresses her feelings well These poems were obviously written from the heart and really had a way of pulling you in The poems tell a story from that of being a victim of abuse to one of healing I received a copy of this book from the author The opinions stated here are solely my own Poetry and Ponderings by Diamante Lavendar might just be the most powerful collection you ll So B. It ever read Journaling her way through abuse andventual healing Lavendar holds back nothing pain anger hate sadness acceptance revelation peace healingMeant to ncourage
and inspire other victims of abuse this captivating collection of poetry andinspire other victims of abuse this captivating collection of poetry and will make you cry will make you think and will stay with you long after you ve turned Poetry And Ponderings A Journey Of Abuse And Healing Through Poetry by Diamante Lavendar is a beautiful collection of both poetry and prose Diamante Lavendar has a real masterful way with words She uses them to get her deepest feelings acrossThe poems vary in length and layout Each one tells a story As the book progresses hope steps inA beautiful and powerful collection that would sit well on any shelfI received this book for free A favourable review was not reuired and all views xpressed are my own This collection of poetry is a must read for very individual irrespective of caste creed gender country or religion I am not a Christian yet I believe in the truth that God takes care of very childThe collection comprises of poems which ncompass the pain and guilt that abuse or negative incidents can have on a person When one xpresses pain the person lives those painful moments all over again And trust me it is not asy to do so Hats off to Diamante for being So CandidDiamante S Witing Is Simple Yet Powerful Her Expressions candidDiamante s witing is simple yet powerful Her xpressions a subtle message in En plein coeur every page In factven the use of illustrations on her page conveys her rise as a phoenix The imageries are powerful and the words The Bookshop on the Shore empiwer the reader atvery step The poet has Dance Real Slow ensured thatvery piece written by her The Art of Memoir evokesmotionsThis collection is a tribute to all those silent voices. A winner of ten awards for nonfiction writing poetry and religionspiritual writingIn this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life experiences Diamante Lavendar a victim of abuse shows the reader the rawmotions of pa. Who continue to suffer There is power in very piece
The Power To Rise From The Ashespower to rise from the ashes a phoenix to rediscover oneself It instils courage it gives hope and above all it brings about a sense of peaceTo sum up this is a must have and must read collection for all poetry lovers These powerful pieces would inspire very individual whether he or she has suffered or otherwise An amazing and xcellent anthology that can be read in one sitting but would leave its imprint for a lifetimePS Thank you Serena and Poetic Book Tours for introducing me to a wonderful poet in xchange for an honest review The view is my opinion This Is A Lovely Uplifting Collection a lovely uplifting collection poems and PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition encouraging affirmations When this book was offered for review I sensed it would be one I would like As I started to read it this was confirmed Some of the poems reflect a foundation of faith trust healing and hope in God Others reflectmotional memories and p I love reading poetry There s something so beautiful about the memories and Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography emotions that are captured I recently read Poetry and Ponderings by Diamante Lavendar and while the memories andmotions were The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, extremely difficult they were stillxpressed so beautifully I can absolutely relate to writing poetry to help process motions and past xperiences that have gutted you Pouring your heart out into a poem is like holding your beating heart in your hand you re xposed uncomfortable but ultimately you re xamining what s inside And it does help with healing In Poetry and Ponderings it feels like Lavendar is opening up the pages of her journal for us to see It s very personal and in the beginning her wounds are clearly depicted And then as the book goes on you can see the wheels of healing begin to turn Lavendar takes a lot of comfort in her faith and in the love of her family and shining through it all is a message of hope That you can go through something that shatters you and make it through to the other side My favorite poem was titled To Give Had I never found truthI would not know how to liveHad I never known loveI would not know how to give Had I never felt hardship I would have no compassionHad I never journey. In hate and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault Knowing herself the very difficult journey of being a victim Diamante was abused as a child and turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain Many yea. Ed for purpose I would have no The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl expression I reallynjoyed reading this book and I ve gone back and re read it a couple of times I think my only criticism was the Enlightened Affirmations at the couple of times I think my only criticism was the Enlightened Affirmations at the of Exile and Pilgrim every chapter I would have preferred to let the poetry speak for itself But it doesn t take away from the poems at all and overall I thought it was a great collection I admire Lavendar s courage in speaking up about her abuse Breaking the silence is the only way to break the stigma surrounding sexual abuse and allow victims to becomempowered instead of shamedThis review is also posted on my blog at My ThoughtsI consider Poetry and Ponderings than a book of poetry It is a treasure of ncouragement comfort and wisdomSome of the p Seriously I can not really put into words just how beautiful this book and the poems within it is This book is so amazing Diamante Lavendar nailed it If you or anyone you are close to have ver been abused or ver suffered under another s hand you will understandI was a victim
Of Spousal Abuse Years Agospousal abuse years ago am now remarried to a wonderful man who would never hurt me This is what I felt This is what I went through Diamante was taking what was inside me and putting it on paper This was so real for meTaking away all the personal feelings this was just a beautiful book I loved very poem was so real for meTaking away all the personal feelings this was just a beautiful book I loved very poem are so heartfelt They spoke to me They started out sad and EVERY one brought tears to my yes Then as the book goes on you could see the healing process One of the titles says it all Let Go and Let God LeadAnother part that I really loved that doesn t have anything to do with the poems but shows the attention to detail There are branches on very page In the beginning they are bare then in the middle they have little buds on them then at the nd they are in full bloom I just love this idea it shows the progress that she went through I asked for a print copy of the book instead of an book because I knew this was going to be a keeper This is one definitely worth your time it will work its way into your heart it did mineI voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Poetic Book Tours Thank You. Rs later she started to heal under God's watchful yes and was able to find love in her life again She shares these truly inspiring religious poems in the hopes that it may help other victims heal their hurts as she did while writing the poetry collecti.