The Sleepwalker's Memoirs

Moving Through the Darkness

Poetry - Inspirational
74 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2016
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Author Biography

Michaela Hackman is a native of Latrobe, Pennsylvania and currently resides in South Carolina, no longer in a state of slumber. Her dream when she was 10 years old was to travel the world to take pictures and write stories. Long ago she put down the pen, picking it up many years later with the compassion and grace of a woman who has seen the world, both the good and the bad. Her poetry symbolizes the search for being true to one's self and to stop living in a state of slumber. Her children's books are inspired by the children in her life and by the fun of seeing the world through their eyes.

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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Poet Michaela Hackman is back with The Sleepwalker’s Memoirs: Moving Through the Darkness. The poems are a little different than the poems in Love Along The Way. The poems displayed in Love Along The Way were those of self-discovery, hope and love, while the poems in The Sleepwalker’s Memoirs: Moving Through the Darkness are a little longer, darker and deeper. There are over thirty poems in The Sleepwalker’s Memoirs that tell a story. As you read Searching for My Twin, Rain and Battles of the Past, you will see what I mean. “Leave the past behind/ No need to make it disappear/ Take strength, wisdom and peace from the past/ Hold on to all that is dear/ One day you’ll look upon/ Just how far you’ve come/ And smile at the very thought/ Of the battles you have won……” - from Battles of the Past. The words are powerful, and make profound statements.

As in her other poetic work, Michaela helps to give a face to these raw emotions. Each word on the page penetrates your soul. Each sentence conveys a message. Each poem speaks volumes. As in Love Along The Way, Michaela is able to establish a connection with the reader that I enjoyed in The Sleepwalker’s Memoirs: Moving Through the Darkness. If you love poetry that is dark, get a copy of this collection.