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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
When was the first time that you were bitten by the love bug? Love hits us all at some point in our lives, stimulating both young and old. Love creates a plethora of emotions that we are unable to control: joy, fear, happiness, vulnerability, insecurity, fulfillment, and sadness too. Author Marc L. Militello shares over two decades of his heart-wrenching emotions in the verses of over 100 poems, written for the loved one that got away in Dear _____, Lovely, Lovely Soul: Unsent Letters and Forgotten Forget Me Nots. Marc speaks for all of us through the poetry of raw emotions, and with such transparency that we can see the words we ourselves might have wished to express, perhaps too afraid to deliver to that special someone. Each letter is so unique that it could become your personal signature anthem, each verse beginning with Dear ______ and ending with Lovely, Lovely Soul.
Each poem from the pen of Marc L. Militello touched the essence of my soul and caused me to reflect back on those lost-love moments. I was able to embrace and feel the deep emotions of each verse, to touch and agree with Marc as he expressed himself in many forms. The emotions were so impactful, leaving readers aware of the pain, tears, and loss that Marc must have experienced throughout his life, but was able to overcome. Nothing speaks louder than poetry in its purest form. The reader gets a chance to experience the beautiful aura of love despite its pain: the glimmer of hope in the words meant for that special someone. “Understand and realize that you are not alone even in the moments when you look around and only darkness is staring back at you. Time does heal and as we mature in life we learn to appreciate fleeting moments and understand that sometimes things do happen for a reason,” says Marc. Dear _____, Lovely, Lovely Soul is a must-read, especially for those moments where closure, forgiveness, and healing need to begin. This book is highly recommended, so get your copy today and spread the word about this beautiful work of poetic art.