Trials and Tribulations is presented as a congeries of poems describing the various bridges the writer has had to cross, some of which he had to burn after crossing the same. It is not all cynical. Some are reassuring; some proclaim that despite any ongoing adversity, there is always time for hope and love.
C.S. Lewis described love as four types:
Storgr-the empathy form,
Phillia- the friend bond,
Eros- the erotic bond,
Agape- the unconditional love.
The writer tries to amalgamate Lewis’s attempt in finding and/or categorizing the definition of love, which the writer believes is an onerous task.
The aim of this book isn’t simply to put one out containing random/ arbitrary assortment of poems just so a book is out there. These are personal experiences seen from a third eye view.
The writer implores the readers to understand their partner (or future partner), platonic or romantic, to strive accepting faults with equal piety that they would attempt to impress or love.
“Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.”- Jane Austen. So, the writer hopes that despite the adventitiousness and diversity in this set of poems, you find love, hope and peace.