Author: Melissa Jennings
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“The sun does not rise when you need it most. You rise instead.”
Afterlife is a collection of poetry about catharsis, self-love, and self-revolution. Afterlife is a journey from the darkness to the light again, and again, and again.
This poetry book is now officially a part of my favorites collection because OMG!!! you need to read this one and pick it up. Melissa definitely took me through all the feels with this one. If you love dark poetry that is empowering and speaks for itself, you’ll have to pick this one up for sure.
Melissa Jennings talks about mental health, pain, self-love, recovery, and so much more. The author makes mentions of different beautiful metaphors in a dark way that will have you THINK. Although I consider this dark poetry, they definitely uplift the reader to light and accepting the light that we are. Through all these beautiful dark poems, I found strength and power. AMAZING! And I cannot wait to read more by this author!
some of my favorites:
THE GHOST WE HIDE
Don’t let the ghost stay:
They’ve haunted for long enough.
It’s time to free their souls
From the home inside your head,
So they don’t live long enough
To become skeletons.
LET THE GODDESSES TAKE ME AWAY
I will end
A child of chaos.
I look in
From the glass,
if you’re interested in checking out this beautiful collection click here:
Amazon USA | Amazon UK
Goodreads: Gretchen (ChicNerdReads)
9 thoughts on “Afterlife by Melissa Jennings Mini Poetry Review”
I really don’t read enough poetry! I’m glad you included a sample of the poems because they are arresting. I especially liked the last one.
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Thank you so much!! I really hope you read this collection because it is breathtaking!
I can always count on you to bring wonderful sounding poetry to my attention, Gretchen!! Definitely adding this to my TBR.
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EEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a feeling that you may like it and I hope I am right lol!
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Really good honest review. Need to read all these poems!
thank you so much!! i hope you enjoy the book =)