Love can be wholesome,
Healthy and pure.
It can also be deadly,
Of this I am sure.
I’ve experienced many,
I’ve opened my door.
Of all the love that I’ve held
There’s one thing I know,
Ain’t no one has loved
Quite like me… Jann Doe.
EVERY LOVE is a collection of poetry covering my own experiences in love. From abuse, to affair, to healthy commitment, I’ve experienced the dynamics of love… even suicide has played a part. The name ‘Jann Doe’ is to protect myself and my family from my own mistakes and history, given the parts of me that love has touched.
Every Love is a collection of poems written by a strong, brave woman who has survived and tells her story through the verses within this book. All I can say is, wow.
I haven’t read a poetry book in years and I’ve never reviewed one either but I was invited on this blog tour and couldn’t say no. I’m so glad I had the chance to read these poems.
Jann reminded me of why I used to read poetry. She reminded me how a simple stanza can slash your heart and make it bleed with the force of its imagery. How a short line can pull your own memories out, seemingly on a whim. She tells us a story in just a few words and some of those stories can move you to tears.
The book is divided into several sections, each one taking the reader along for the emotional ride through first love, unwanted ‘love’ and betrayal. Toxic relationships are explored from several angles. Bitterness, frustration and loss are all portrayed. Finally, healthy love and self-love are achieved… what a journey.
Thanks to Digital Reads for organising this Blog Tour! Follow the tour for more info and reviews.