Tell this teen he’s ignorant about life and love and you’ll get a defying and almost critic-crippling response, “I am only a child and I know about love. I know about love because I know the God above. Just because I haven’t experienced life doesn’t mean I don’t know what it is. To learn just from experience is a fool’s way to live.”
In a world with many opinions on life, love, and troubles, this sixteen year old’s views stand as a unique perspective on living, relationships, and demonstrates that sorrows come from deep within, regardless of the situation at hand. Poetry that is complex, inspired, but easy to understand, Zurrell’s Poetry: a must have source of fresh and original poetry. From romance to God and even between, this is a must have poetry album.
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Below is a list of some of the poetry you’ll find in the album, with the theme stated and a brief synopsis taken directly from the book. Posters are available where indicated.
My Greatest Sin [Love/God] “I betrayed my Christ who loved me much, to follow my dreams of a woman to touch.” POSTER AVAILABLE
My Soul in Torment [Bondage] “My thirst wasn’t satisfied, and through agony my pain was amplified.”
Someday (The Epiphany) [Spiritual] “I’ll put head to sky, and never look down.”
A Corrupt Soul [Bondage] “The blood in my veins have become just a system, a system with nothing hopeful to accomplish—”
Baby Girl [Love] “Have you ever smelled the freshest of air? It will never compare to the smell of her hair.” POSTER AVAILABLE
Where Did She Come From? Where Did She Go? [Love/God] “Did you see her? She was brown and medium height .A girl of God’s own heart, and to my own personal delight.”
Born into a World of Hate [Love/Bondage] “The egg was fertile, and I curse the sperms. I wasn’t born to live by other woman’s terms.”
City of Summer [Spiritual] “No longer do those days exist. The joys of summer failed to persist.”
Dear Sweet Valentine [Love/Spiritual/Symbolic] “I dedicate my being, to my dear sweet Valentine.”
The Days of April [Spiritual] “I was born in the days of April. When clouds saturate and burst to leak. When the air is cleansed and the smell is sweet.”
God’s Greatest Creation [Love/God] “They can strut one step and with one step show, the beauty in them you’d never know.”
I don’t Believe in Love [Love/God] “The battle for what true love is, is never done, but God knew what it was when he gave his only son.”
Antichrist Woman [Love/God] “Your visits to church haven’t been recent, but have enough faith to at least be decent.” POSTER AVAILABLE
I Withdrew a Knife [Love/Bondage] “The smell of her was likened unto a rose. Enough to make this blind man propose.”
The Trinity of Bondage (Part One) [Bondage/Symbolic] “The other day I wanted to cry, then the next day came and I wanted to die.”
The Trinity of Bondage (Part Two) [Bondage/Symbolic] “The antichrist powered the beast, but nations of power troubled his east.”
Serenity [Inspirational/Spiritual/God] “I’m here to give you peace, if you’ll only come along.”
The Worst Day in the History of Mankind [Bondage] “April 23rd is the day that I scorn, for on that day, I was born.”
To You [Love/Bondage] "I left you this note because I know you don’t care. You left me broken and I could no longer bear."
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Zurrell Loriez on Zurrell’s Poetry:
How old were you when you wrote Zurrell’s Poetry?
I wrote Zurrell’s Poetry in spurts, meaning one poem at a time. I started my first poem around 2003 so safe to say I was 17 years old, and I haven’t stopped since. By the time I had enough poems to create an album, I had written poems on such a wide range of subjects that I couldn’t find a title for it, so I simply called my poetry, Zurrell’s Poetry.
Why write poetry, and what makes yours different from all the rest?
My goal is to be a major poetry provider in the poetry market. I want to provide fresh and original poetry, and that’s why the book is subtitled Fresh and Original. I try my best to create poetry that is simple, yet complex and causes the reader to think; straight to the point but still challenging, interesting, and to be bold about the things I discuss.
What themes does your poetry cover?
Zurrell’s Poetry is on such a wide range of subjects I find it hard to give an answer to that. It covers themes of spirituality, romance, inspiration, symbolism, and sorrow. A major cornerstone of the book is my relationship with God, and pretty much the downs of that relationship. In my poem "My Greatest Sin," I speak about my gravest sin that has kept me from him that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to: and that sin is Idolatry. Not money or power, not even an object, but a person. The biggest mistake we can make is to put someone else before God. If we don’t love him first, not only do we not know how to love, but we lack the ability to recognize the lack of love in others.
Another cornerstone of Zurrell’s Poetry is the urge to have that most precious thing a boy can have. I discuss this in one such poem titled "Baby Girl," where I describe a failed attempt to obtain what I honestly believe must be the female of all females, as far as beauty is concerned. However, I was not able to experience this young lady due to a violent intervention by her mother. I believe every daughter deserves to know she’s worth fighting for, and every boy should fight the good fight. There is no greater measure of a boy’s love than his willingness to stand up, not to the father, but the almighty mother and declare his worthiness. "Baby Girl" is dedicated to all the boys who were taught they were not good enough, and to the daughters who never got to experience a love that was purged away.
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