Becoming: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet

Becoming: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet

by Nadia Brown

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Becoming: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet by Nadia Brown

Becoming is a rousing composition of poems about utilizing your God-given talents and gifts in such a way that leads to a life of fulfillment.

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BN ID: 2940013111417
Publisher: Nadia Brown
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Nadia Janice Brown resides in Miami, Florida where she works as a book promoter and is the founder of author-promotion.com. She is also the author of Unscrambled Eggs and can be reached through her website at www.nadiajbrown.com

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Becoming: The Life & Musings of a Girl Poet 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the fact that this book covers a wide variety of topics one can face in his/her life. The poems are short and straight to the point. It had taught me many lessons and also made me realize those misconceptions about some situations I had in the past. In short, it had changed me for a better. I will reread these poems once in a while to give myself new insights. I strongly recommend this book to any young minds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They say art always stirs something inside your soul and that is it not meant to be understood, only felt. They also say that if poetry doesn’t rip apart your soul or set your soul on fire, you haven’t experienced poetry. Poetry is supposed to make you feel things. Becoming is one of those books that touches a chord inside. The realities of life, the pain hidden inside, the raw and intense emotions, beautifully turned into art. Nothing too fancy but something that keeps you hooked and transform you in another world, a world where magic is created by words, while also giving you a deep insight of reality that makes you stop for a while and say, ‘’Wow.’’ Hindu girl was the poem that actually made me stop, and stare at the wall, all lost in thoughts. ‘’ I watched a Hindu girl pray to a cow, like it was God, as though it was divinity. But how can she know, what she does not hear, as deliverance is not born of sacraments - that her troubles cannot cure through idols she creates. Though who can judge? Who are we to lecture, when you and I with all our books, our western degrees, have done the same. Like the Hindu girl, we too have our deities, as we live our lives for the gods of celebrity, of wealth. Yes, it is we who stand before the pulpits of vanity - having countless times sacrificed skin and flesh for beauty we’ll never own.’’ These are not just words; these are the true reflection of a soul who sees the world differently. This is not something you get to see every day. Another poem that I’ll probably write on a paper and paste it on my wall, because it was so inspiring was Tomorrow. It made me realize that hope is the only thing that keeps you going. This poem reflected strength, courage, patience, a never dying hope and a search for meaning. ‘’Tomorrow stands tall amidst doubt how she eagerly awaits to seep through the cracks of dawn fresh flowers she lifts from her coat as she walks the aisle of sky like a bride in her evening gown touting the rising of hope a promise only she can bring kindly wiping away the ails of yesterday and beginning anew’’ This book echoes pain, sorrow, raw emotions, inspiration, hope, and life itself. This is not just a fragment of somebody’s imagination. This is truth in its purest form, and maybe that’s the reason why I just couldn’t put it down. This book is the musings of a soul that’d been shattered but yet stood on its own, never giving up on hope and that’s the bravest thing. I love how simple and yet so powerful this book actually is. The writer surely knows her way through words. When most poetry books revolves only around romance and hear breaks, this has something special to offer; hope and inspiration and probably a reason to live if you look deep enough. One book is all you need to change your life and this just might be it. :’)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally inspiring This is a must read for a girl looking to evolve to a woman. This book offers great insights on how to develop and grow into a woman who fully understands their destiny. A person must know that God created them for a reason and even before he brought us to earth and even before he knew us, he had already set out his destiny in our lives. This then shows that one ought to know their purpose to live well and according to the promises of God. This book will enlighten young girl to follow the correct path of value and vision to be a better person as they grow. This book is written to inspire and to change people from just reading it. It will help you want to achieve your dreams and live your life to the fullest. This book is a must read for someone looking to live again and to live right. It is never too late.
BeautyMarketing More than 1 year ago
To be honest, before I began reading Nadia's books I didn't think I would enjoy them. Being a poet myself, I tend to be critical of other writing styles. I am so glad I didn't listen to myself this time! Becoming is a beautifully written collection of poems that makes you feel a little guilty, like you've stumbled across someone's journal and by opening the pages you have entered a doorway into their most private thoughts. Covering every topic one ponders while growing and maturing down the path of life. Spirituality, Self Reflection, Travel, Sorrow, Love, Loss and on and on. Nadia's temporal approach to writing keeps drawing you farther and farther in until it's over and you are longing for more. Thought provoking and motivational, sometimes you feel as though you are reading a letter from a friend describing every detail of their adventures. I think I have found a new favorite poetry book. I look forward to reading more of Nadia's brilliant work in the future. I will definitely be a returning customer.
Raquelxfm More than 1 year ago
Nadia’s beautiful way with words is inspiring and deep. Without being overly wordy, she conveys her sentiments and emotions in ways that seem relatable and understandable, especially as a woman. She paints a lovely picture and makes you feel like her words could be your own. From ‘Matchless’ which makes you feel and sympathize with her views on God and how infinite his love is for his people, to ’So this is Love?’ which makes you feel her pain and understand her struggle with love. She paints the portrait of the inner working of a woman. I very much enjoyed this book and absolutely recommend, especially to any woman who has trouble putting her thoughts into words, as Nadia does so well.
BexBookNook More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have read a book of poetry cover to cover, and the first time I have reviewed poetry. In general, it tends to not be “my thing”, but I have to admit I really enjoyed many of the poems included in the book. There is a nice mix of the personal, the general and the spiritual in BECOMING — something for everyone from a poetry perspective. Many of the pieces have a definite female take, but I am one, so that didn’t bother me. I also liked that I never felt “out of the loop” when reading these poems. I had no trouble following the language or understanding the symbolism being used, which can sometimes be a problem with the poets I have read previously. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys poetry.
AaronPaulLazar More than 1 year ago
Becoming: The Life and Musings of a Girl Poet, is a collection of poems and essays by Nadia Brown that offers some lovely and unique poetic nuggets within its pages. In some cases, Ms. Brown's approach to poetry is raw and authentic, and it's in the more personal poems that this reader found the greatest beauty. Take for example, this poem, which is my favorite in the collection: So, this is Love? I've gotten use to broken things, even now to hear rage slice through doors portrays a semblance of normalcy. The brunt of your fist pelting my spine is the only fixture in this home. And you say this is love? Sorry does not undo the scars perverting my features, will not restore fractured limbs. You've always said temper has made you half the man, and if I'd only tame my tongue choose sensibly the character of my words then your actions would not resort to brawls, to smashing thumbs, forefingers. But this time busted ribs will no longer welcome you home, neaten your sheets, fetch you fresh papers in the mornings. I'm a shell of wounds, a cluster of battered bones, the tainted coffee no one wants. This is what you've made me. A brutal story is told in this piece. Ms. Brown's words evoke great empathy and sadness from this reader, yet her strength shines through. It seems she's endured more than her share of pain, but has survived, thrived, and found great comfort in God's love, evidenced by a number of poems involving God. There were snippets of poems that rang true and lovely, with unusual word pairings, such as this excerpt from Matchless, a tribute to God. Nor would hours string-along bruised memories harbored through the years. And this segment from "Questions from Guinevere:" Somewhere, amid the landscape of night; you are quietly gathering stars underneath a glaring moon prudently plotting your way to me. There is a wistful quality to these images, and the soul of the poet is gently revealed. Pick up a copy of Becoming today, and explore the world of Nadia Brown.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite Sometimes, in the midst of reading fiction, I enjoy reading poems for a change, so I chose Nadia Brown's book of poetry to read. As I read each poem, I enjoyed sensing her personality as she puts her beautiful creations in writing. Some of the things she writes about are flowers, birds, rivers, oceans and other interests of nature. She writes about mistakes, great expectations, dreams and purpose in life. She speaks of faith, prayer, fear and death, and even as she speaks of death there is a feeling of calmness within her writings. She enjoys her niece and two nephews, whom she calls 'The Rug-rats,,' as she so lovingly writes about them. I especially liked the article, "What is My Purpose," where she uses the Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11 to explain how to know and find your purpose in life. I like that she speaks of why it is important to have a purpose as we go through life; and when we know that God has a purpose for our lives, that His plan is for our good, not our evil. This is an article for everyone to read! This book is full of heartwarming poems, and she adds a few very helpful articles as well. I enjoy the calm feeling I had in reading the author's poems and articles. These writings are not only beautiful and enjoyable, but throughout the book, there are so many helpful hints, ideas and truths to help us use our talents to fulfill the purpose God has for our lives. I encourage you to grab a copy of this book, sit down and enjoy the beautiful writings of this talented young lady.
MayrasSecretBookcase More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poems by Nadia Janice Brown. They are spiritual, inspirational and full of 'writer' sensibility, which I love. The tone is 'quiet,' making this little collection perfect for your night table, to be read before bedtime. Brown's pen touches upon various subjects: God, the Genesis, marriage, fear, happiness, love, inspiration, writer's block, and the daily tribulations and insecurities of writers, just to name a few. Some poems break the general tone and are more serious, such as the one titled, "So this is Love?" "I've gotten used to broken things, Even now to hear rage slice through doors portrays a semblance of normalcy. The brunt of your fist pelting my spine is the only fixture in this home. And you say this is love? Sorry does not undo the scars perverting my features, will not restore fractured limbs." Some of Brown's lines are beautiful and vibrant, such as these ones from "England:" ".I am standing on a Manchester bridge feeding birds with crumbs of desperation, giving them portions of my worries. What they don't eat is packed away and stored like lunch meat in the marrow of my bones." The author also includes several short essays among the poems, thus creating a sense of variety with her prose. Subjects such as what is your purpose in life, planning and preparing for change, living your dream, procrastination, and overcoming the author's blues come alive under this author's pen. If you enjoy poetry or have a friend or family member who does, I recommend you grab a copy of this uplifting collection.