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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.