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Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite
Michael Froilan shares his poetry with us in Overcast. Overcast is an interesting choice for the title of this book. However, I think the title succinctly expresses the tenor of the poems. They seem to be rather sad and infused with doom. Michael appears to be striking out at the injustices he has experienced. He has experienced pain, struggles, and emptiness. However, Michael does not share his sadness to make the reader sad, but to show them that they are not alone in their pain. Pain and sorrow are much more profound when approached alone, but it is slightly easier to face your future knowing that others feel your pain. On the other hand, there are rays of hope that pop up now and then. Never compare yourself to others, nor let them be the basis of your self-worth.
In Overcast, Michael Froilan opens up his soul and allows us to look at his depression. He shares his emotional pain with openness. His longer poems tend to be more down than his shorter ones. However, some of his shorter poems are positive and full of hope. At times his words can be crude and almost vulgar. He uses slang words as if they were nothing. Conservatives may have to overlook some of the words he uses. However, if you can see past the terms, you may resonate with his feelings. This book is Michael’s view of life. He sees the bad outweighing the good. Yet, even in the negativity, Michael can admit that the pains of life are part of the blessings and that difficulties lead to growth.