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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
When I come across poetry I'm excited because I experience and embrace the thoughts, emotions, and transparency of the author. With over thirty poems in Among the Dying Violets by Barb Shadow, the author did not disappoint. Poems like Grandpa, My Father, Unspoken, and Moms Don't Die reflect the personal encounters of the author as rawness, fear, and memories flooded the pages. As the reader turns each page they will encounter a wave of emotions from familiarity maybe pertaining to their personal story to staring into the abyss of the author's journey. Read, reflect, embrace, release, share and heal during your time in reading this book of poems.
Among the Dying Violets by Barb Shadow is a book of poems that is a true testament to the various journeys that we each experience at different phases of our lives. Life happens to all of us, from bad relationships, loss, death, and memories to love especially in the times that we're living in now. A book of poems like this creates an up-close and personal experience in letting the reader know that they're not alone and that with persistence, belief, and faith they can overcome any obstacle. In this book, you will see and feel the challenges of the author from beginning to end. With each step throughout the poems, you will also see the transition of hope, healing, and victory. If you love poetry, especially about the highs and lows of life's adventures, this one is highly recommended. Get your copy today.