Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry

Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry

by Diamante Lavendar


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ISBN-13: 9780998167398
Publisher: Written Dreams Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2017
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Diamante Lavendar has been in love with reading since she was a child. Diamante believes that everyone should try to leave their own positive mark on the world, and to make it a better place for all. Writing is her way of leaving her mark-one story at a time. She began writing in college and has published poetry in anthologies over the years. Most of her writing is very personal and stems from her own experiences, and those of her family and friends. She writes to encourage hope and possibility to those who read her stories. Her book, Breaking the Silence has been nominated for and won many awards. To learn more about Diamante Lavendar and her books, please visit her website at: www.diamantelavendar.com.

Table of Contents

The Hands of Heaven Enlightened Affirmations 1 Take Time to Know Me Sometimes Life Is a Dance Spirit’s Journey Enlightened Affirmations 2 Positive Decision Please Do Not Weep Enlightened Affirmations 3 Attributes Pain Portrait of A Molester Anger Broken Enlightened Affirmations 4 Attitude and Perseverance Crying for a Savior Today Enlightened Affirmations 5 Flames Wisdom from Agony Why? Enlightened Affirmations 6 God’s Love Pain Is a Monster; I Give Up Healing Enlightened Affirmations 7 Sorry Don’t Give Up Healthy Formula Enlightened Affirmations 8 Irony Life’s Meaning Life Enlightened Affirmations 9 Night and Day Life Tears Enlightened Affirmations 10 Lessons Learned Let Go and Let God Eternity Enlightened Affirmations 11 Time Limits The Gift of Love Original Enlightened Affirmations 12 My Drug Nothing Is Ever Perfect Thrive! Enlightened Affirmations 13 Alone! Dedication First Love Enlightened Affirmations 14 Shades of Gray Love Is All That Really Matters Little Steps Enlightened Affirmations 15 Being Gifts Mother’s Day Seasons Thanksgiving A Hesitant Christmas Days Enlightened Affirmations 16 My Love I Love You Faith Enlightened Affirmations 17 The Journey Soul Enlightened Affirmations 18 Laughter Letter of Intent The Time Is Now Understanding To Give Enlightened Affirmations 19 The Road Creation Enlightened Affirmations 20 Blessings

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Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite Have you ever felt at peace just by looking at a book cover? The cover is what immediately drew me to Poetry and Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry by Diamante Lavendar. Before turning to the first poem, this reader knew that Lavendar’s words would soothe the soul and demand repetitive readings. “Sometimes, life is a dance. Other times, it’s a journey,” says poet Diamante Lavendar in her inspirational collection of verse formatted into twenty sections referred to as Enlightened Affirmations and designed according to theme. As Lavendar instructs us to claim a place in society, she reminds us that life has a purpose and that we need to hold that purpose firmly within our sights. Lavendar advises us that “Success is measured by the succession of the little steps you take.” As the poet continues to offer words of encouragement, she also warns the reader of imminent dark clouds in life. “Love to the best of your ability. Give without hope of receiving. Be thankful for even the tiniest blessings. Know that good comes from even the worst circumstances. Realize only then you are in a position to truly live." Diamante Lavendar’s work is an inspiration in any of the 122 pages of heartfelt affirmations obviously based on actual life trials. This chap book of both rhyming and free verse lessons in life is a beautifully woven addition to any personal collection as is reflected in these words: “Hard lessons learned are the focal points on the map of life.” Lavendar urges the reader to push forward in finding peace.