Poems Of Survival

Poems Of Survival

by Sue Holt



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ISBN-13: 9780954221898
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing
Publication date: 04/14/2003
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Sue Holt's poetry is truly inspirational. She shows how faith can overcome great difficulties, and that no matter what, survival is possible. Everyone will find strength in her poems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sue Holt uses her own encounter with pain and suffering to write this beautiful poetry book. ¿Poems of Survival¿ seems to free herself from the abuse she experienced in her childhood and her manic depression. She has a lot to say and we do have a lot to learn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sue bares her soul through her poems by exposing the excruciatingly painful dungeon of her manic world, and her desperate need for the presence of God to survive. The reader relives the debasement of her being, shockingly done by those entrusted to protect her. We encounter the pain she felt when her father abandoned her and her willingness to forgive and excuse his behaviour. Even more devastating was her mother¿s denial of sexual abuse of Sue by her boyfriend, and the sanctioning of his behaviour, through marriage. In one of her plunges, she takes us on a harrowing journey into her psychotic world. Within, we experience the range of her emotions from euphoria and self ¿ loathing, to shame and embarrassment - until the pill is administered. In the midst of her hopelessness, she struggled always for the panacea of her God. As a manic, she often felt she did not deserve his love. Other times, she was prevented from reaching out by the medical workers. She resurfaces from the darkness of her despair to pour out love, gratitude and praise, for the solid foundation of support from her husband. She remembers always, her deep - rooted love for her son. Sue is liberated through her writing. She eventually finds solace in her God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sue Holt¿s portrayal of Jesus Christ is courageous to say the least. Sue admits to feeling no repentance to not describing Jesus¿ love through reverent verses in ¿ Poems of Survival¿. Sue describes her encounters with God through ¿snot and tears¿, and makes no apology for the offence this may cause others, for Sue this was the reality surrounding her conversion to knowing the living God. Sue knows that Jesus was with her in situations, which many may shy away from. To her Jesus is not the ¿untouchable¿ God often portrayed; He is her rock and deserves to be acknowledged through her painful choice of words. Sue knows you may find her reality uncomfortable, but her greatest wish is that you will discover the reality of God¿s love shining through her honesty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Within ¿Poems Of Survival¿, Sue Holt shares with us her daily struggle of living with a mental illness. Sue writes with an intensity that pulls you into her world, catapulting you along on an emotional journey as you participate in your own. Sue reflects upon her past, re-visiting memories that once haunted her. She reveals through the medium of words how she has re-captured her life through faith to become all that she was meant to be. ¿Poems of Survival¿, will leave you feeling breathless, if not challenged, questioning you to explore your own spiritual and emotional needs.