by Sally Shirley


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Touchpoints by Sally Shirley

Touchpoints deals with the unseen world - our emotions - which is linked with our physical world through words. To some, these emotions can be small or seem trivial, while to others they are "heart crushing." Another reviewer felt that Touchpoints had two rhythms: "some of the poems are very steamy and adventurous, whereas a large group of others convey mad and resentful feelings. The lighter poems are very inspiring and extremely insightful..."

These poems are not for the faint of heart. One reviewer noted that while he was able to "read it quickly and easily, which is hard for me," he also "dared the weak to take this walk!"

You will see yourself in Touchpoints. Or your friends. Or your family. This is a book about real people and real situations. It will touch your heart, or curl your toes. Either way, it is a good read, and isn%u2019t that what a book should be?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432779504
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2011
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 0.33(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

About the Author
She can turn a phrase that will turn your head
Or your stomach.

She can talk to a priest in church,
Or talk to you in bed.

She reveals your secrets to others
As she smiles into your eyes.

She tells your deadly truths
As she exposes your deepest lies.

Poet, Wife, Mother, Daughter -
She never has done what she ought to.

Teacher, Lover, Writer, Friend -
She shares the lessons that Life sends.

Read her words and have a care.
You may just find yourself in here!

So, pick up Touchpoints, take a look -
Are you and your friends in this book?


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Touchpoints 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite ¿Veiled Threat¿ hit home with me as it spoke of a workaholic who put more time into working than into a relationship. That theme continues in the poem titled, ¿Commitment, Responsibility, Obligation ¿ Oh, My!¿ In Sally Shirley¿s collection of poems about relationships, she hits the high points, the low points, and the sore spots. I¿m sure some wives would like to cut out ¿Substitutions¿ and tape it on their refrigerators as it speaks of how the husband is finding his comfort in television while the wife is crying herself to sleep, wanting comfort that never comes. Shirley, as she explains in her prologue, has experiences to share in her writing. As a result of the experiences she has had, she brings them to life with emotionally-charged precision in her poetry. Who among us doesn¿t know someone who can relate to ¿Betrayal,¿ in which a wife leaves her husband for another man, only to have him say he doesn¿t want a relationship with her because he can¿t trust her after she deceives her first husband? Her piece, ¿At Risk,¿ is reality come to life when someone is tempted to cheat on their spouse, but can¿t justify a reason. I enjoyed ¿Touchpoints¿ by Sally Shirley because her poetry is real and not just fluffy, pretty rhyming words. Sometimes ¿grit¿ gets the job done better than soft-soaping a situation. Because we¿re human and have all been through these types of relationship issues, we are able to connect with the author and enjoy these reflections on our emotions.