||August 3, 2010
Poetry about growing up in a region that is all around underpriviledged.
Trials of a Northeast Louisiana Child
“Man cannot live
By food alone
But by every word
That comes out of
The mouth of God.”
Some are around,
Here walking dead,
Because their spirits,
Aren’t being fed.
People, your Bibles,
Need to be read,
Instead of being
Beside the bed
You feel that,
What you’re ,
Experiencing in your,
Day to day lives,
And it’s not true.
People in the Bible,
Have faced the trials,
Are facing too.
Reading the Word,
Is a must,
For you to grow,
Who you are.
Yes your body,
Needs food for,
But you must,
Of your soul,
“Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4
“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3
Modern Poet with Timless Sensibilties
This Poetry Collection details the life of poet and author, Nicole S. Brown, and her own personal trials and tribulations experienced while growing up in Monroe, Louisiana. The collection's subject matter is not for the faint of heart, as it spans many difficult and personal moments, which this author owns up to with grace and dignity, and in doing so, inspires her readers to take a deeper look at their own lives and ponder making changes.
The topics covered in this journal are often written about in poetry... experiencing poverty and racism, or learning to love ones self and accept Gods plan for you... but Nicole's authoritative, candid and honest voice require a focused intensity that not only grab your attention and get your mind whirling, but let you see into her very soul.
The poems range from quirky shorts to full page anthems. Sometimes light-hearted and simple, sometimes dark and painful, but also, often, awakening and enlightening.
Her sophisticated, yet modern, writing style could easily be used in a classroom or book club type setting, but the easy readability could just as easily be enjoyed by poetry lovers, thus satisfying the needs of both educators and readers.
Nicole S. Brown's Journals should definitely be in every poetry reader's permanent collection. She has a lot to teach and share through her poetry, and it should be enjoyed for generations to come.
By M. Penny Harmon, Review SIP "ReviewSIP" (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Poetry for the display window of life ...,
Author, Nicole S. Brown, once again claims her place as a great poet of her time, with The Trials of a Northeast Louisiana Child, Poetry Journal Collection.
It's hard to imagine this author writing anything but exquisite poetry that not only takes you on an emotional journey, but dives into personal experiences and feelings that most people would never dare reveal to their closest friends or family, never mind the entire world. And yet this poet continues to open up her mind, body and soul, allowing us to see her inner most fears, desires, experiences, horrors, joys and epiphanies!
I advise the reader to put on a comfy outfit, curl up on your favorite sofa, grab a refreshing beverage and plan on reading from start to finish. Because that is the best way to truly delve into this author's life and mind, experiencing the journey along with her; whether cheering, learning or sympathizing with her chosen path and life-lessons.
The topics are personal and ones experienced by many... Poverty... Abuse... Racism... Learning to let God lead you down the right path... The pitfalls of Satan's influences ...
And while reading this collection you might feel as though the author has written this collection directly for you, as trials fill each and every life, no matter how different your life-paths might be.
By sharing her deepest emotional experiences she inspires the lost souls of this world...Those seeking a better road to love, life and God.
A poetry collection definitely worthy of the permanent bookshelf!
By Rachel M. D'aigle "New Reads Underground" (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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