Society has taken from us what is our birthright to have - Truth in ourselves. It casts us into the preferred shape until we lose sight of our originality. These poems and short stories offer a dark enigmatic look into one man's journey through life - More than fascinating! Each piece allows you to search the deepest, darkest fathoms of your heart and soul for the truths that lie within us all. Truths that some may be fearful to uncover but necessary to gain spiritual wellness.
A deeply personal look at life, love and the betrayal of one's self, the capabilities of redemption and the inner strength each human possesses.
Insight through the gift of clairvoyance combined with the wisdom acquired through the evolution of the soul! A true inspiration!
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Much has been written about the human spirit, and many books have argued the theory of “Nature Vs Nurture”… But this unique and personal collection of prose and poetry goes beyond that timeworn debate. Frank Simonelli challenges the very structure of a human society. Written by a gifted man who has experienced much more than most in his lifetime…a restless soul with exceptional abilities to see – hear – and feel the very threads of a society that binds him - and disputes its’ right to do so. His words offer the reader a raw and sometimes painful insight into what can shape us and limit us, both emotionally and spiritually. Has society evolved into a forged pitfall that robs us of our most basic human freedoms? A thought provoking question we should all ask ourselves. Fascinating book!
A thought-provoking book, to be read when alone and able to be uninterrupted. Beautifully written, wonderfully presented, this book leads us to question our own lives as we struggle to survive, burying the questions deep within us, steeped in denial. This book and its author encourage us to slow down, take a deep look at ourselves and acknowledge our pain and losses, along with the glorious breath-taking joyous moments of our lives, learning to be grateful, very grateful.
The Thing About Pandas... We Sold Our Souls for Rock and Roll -- the name of a Black Sabbath album I purchased as a teenage poet, searching for answers. We do sell our souls - to the media, to religion, to all that society says we are supposed to be, in the name of fitting in. In the process, we sacrifice our uniqueness and all that we are truly capable of becoming. This is the basic premise Frank Simonelli explores in the poetry and prose of The Panda Syndrome: A Societal Imposition. This intensely personal book illustrates how one man's journey is actually the universal journey of those who long for self-awareness and self-fulfillment. As Simonelli says in "Go Now", " You must allow the gifted light within yourself to warm the frozen souls of others..." The hardest things that we, as human beings, can do is look honestly upon ourselves and admit that we have surrendered our truest selves to the expectations of a world that is indifferent to us until we dare to question things we are not supposed to question. This book will make you think and reflect on life's deepest dilemmas - spiritual, social, and individual. Frank Simonelli contemplates the things we should all be contemplating. His images are thought-provoking, and sometimes, the vision is dark, but then, revelation often is. But the transcendent moments of light and love on these pages show us that life is a journey, not an arrival. The penultimate piece, "The Panda Syndrome", speaks beautifully about first loss, a first encounter with significant betrayal as the boy realizes his beloved stuffed Panda has been taken away by those he trusted. It is, of course, always our earliest betrayals we return to as we grow, evolve, and learn to question all we think we know. Can we really ever know anything? Well, I am sure that the irony of the title is not lost on the author, for panda bears are, in fact, born and raised in captivity. Are we, as human beings, any different from them? Or is our cage just a bit larger? Read this book and, perhaps, you will discover the answer. Linda Principe Author of Surviving Murder: A True Crime Memoir and Tangible Remains: Selected Poems
What an amazing read! The author says what most keep to themselves. Very eloquently written! Absolutely a must read. This book really begs for the reader to search deep within and confront their inner demons enabling their spirit to regain its freedom.