It Starts Like This: a collection of poetry

It Starts Like This: a collection of poetry

by Shelby Leigh


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A powerful collection of poems about the journey through love, loss, healing, and hope. This book is for anyone who loves deeply, has bad days, and searches for happiness in the world around them. It is for those who have been hurt and have the scars to prove they're still alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535597661
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2016
Pages: 68
Sales rank: 583,550
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Shelby Leigh is a debut poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who recently published her first poetry book. Shelby started a blog in 2015 in which she wrote a poem every day for a year. It Starts Like This is a collection of her favorites. Shelby's work has previously been published in poetry anthologies and online magazines. She is currently working toward a B.A. in communications and professional writing. You can find her at and connect with her on social media: Goodreads, Instagram, and Twitter @shelbysleigh; Tumblr @nothingwithoutwords

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It Starts Like This: a collection of poetry 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
themendingpoet More than 1 year ago
A poetry collection I couldn’t put down until finished. Once it was done, I was in search for more. It was wonderfully written with careful attention to the small details. I was captivated with poems like: ‘Swearing’, ‘Keepsakes’, ‘Homeless’, ‘Bones’, ‘Dust’ and ‘Seawater’. My personal favorite was ‘See You Soon’. It felt very personal to the writer, but it was also still relatable. The poems listed will leave a memorable imprint. Definitely a must have in my collection.
JulianaMae More than 1 year ago
It Starts Like This begins as a poetic tale of pure, sweet love. It turns to betrayal and heartbreak which are also beautiful in their own way. Shelby Leigh also throws in a few of introspection which are easily appreciable even if you might not relate to them, though there's a good chance you will relate. It Starts Like This was written with simple words and concepts, but somehow Shelby Leigh still managed to present them in a way that seemed new and profound. Really good read!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite Compassion, intimacy and emotions are what you will find in It Starts Like This: A Collection Of Poetry by Shelby Leigh. As you read through the Table of Contents, you will find a wide array of poetry that will touch your heart, mind, soul, and spirit. Once you begin to read the work of Shelby Leigh, you will be able to feel the transparency of the words and the emotions of the heart on each page. In It Starts Like This, you have the pleasure of exploring over fifty variations of poems from Dew, Echo, Empty, Daydreaming, Clueless, Full Moon and Battle Scars, to See You Soon. Shelby Leigh cleverly positioned the poem It Starts Like This at the beginning of the collection as an appetizer and It Ends Like This as the dessert. The appetizer sets your palate for an entree of poems that are bound to be enjoyed. Untouched and Wide Awake touched the essence of my being in It Starts Like This. You can feel that the words expressed were those of longing, awareness and dreams. Breathe in, close your eyes and listen as I read to you: “... before I fell to the ground and lay there waiting for someone to pick me up and admire me only me...” - excerpts from Untouched - now exhale, close your eyes again and embrace these tender feelings. Get your own copy of It Starts Like This: A Collection Of Poetry by Shelby Leigh to continue experiencing this beautiful feeling.