Title: Table for One
Author: Laura Ashley Laraque
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
This book talks about a female who has experienced what many have, heart break. In the midst of her pain, she takes on a journey to learn to love herself. Also, expressing emotions and looking back on memories that although left scars, have led her to sit at her table alone. Finding yourself is crucial and she explains how she accomplishes this day by day.
This was an amazing and beautiful debut collection. It was filled with honesty and raw emotion. The author takes the reader through a journey of a toxic relationship, realizations, and self-love. The book is divided into different sections with titles like “Your Appetizer” and “Three-Course Emotions to Healing” just to name a few.
I loved how the author expresses herself through poetry, rhyme, and prose. Giving us different styles but still laying her heart out to us. Laura Ashley definitely takes you on a ride of emotions where she talks about the ups and down of a relationship. She tells us what she went through mentally and emotionally through her writing and the toll that us humans take when being involved deeply with another human.
She even has poems mentioning her religion and believing in God. I liked that because Laura shows us all of her! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s experienced lost love and needs to find some strength. Laura will give you that !
some of my favorites:
I always thought being selfish had negativity involved
Until I experienced situations that made my sanity dissolved
Being selfish if appropriate depending on the context
When you realize all your energy and emotions are put to the
Instead of investing and attaching yourself to please others
Take your own soul and provide what it needs to recover
You used me
You confused me
You abused me
Even bruised me
Only to excuse me
You dig and I crawl.
I love and I fall.
You watch and I stare.
While you bury my heart, it’s unfair.
I gave it all and you received.
You promised me the same but I was deceived.
I thought it was love and it was real.
But you played around like it was no big deal.
I’d cry and I’d hurt,
While you craved and you flirt.
Not for me, not with me,
But with the fish swimming amongst the sea.
It’s okay, you murdered my being with no remorse.
Because, honestly, the heart you buried took a different
No, you won’t mourn who used to love you with all her might.
It’s the new girl who she became and escaped into the