AUTHOR: Rennetta Lewis
GENRE: Contemporary Poetry
LENGTH: 108 Pages (Kindle Edition)
A Girl’s Thoughts Through Poetic Art is an anthology of writings inspired from the author’s life experiences and interactions with family and friends. The literary pieces chosen by the author to be included in her first anthology is meant to inspire her readers and give them hope. The author uses her literary paint brush to share her “Saving Grace.”
A Girl’s Thoughts Through Poetic Art takes the reader along the author’s personal journey of struggles, challenges, buried thoughts, celebrations and advocacies. The author hope readers will be able to relate to many of the pieces and hopefully find inspiration to be strong and resilient people. Explore love, life, and empowerment once hidden in the shadows of the author’s thoughts, but now offered to her readers for their indulgence.
“I want to walk with him, side by side, And let our laughter coincide”
The book is a compilation of poetries and some short stories in between. The phrases came honestly from the heart of Rennetta.
It is a 100 pages short book but I must say it wraps completely every element of life.
It talks about mother, father, sister, brother, mother-in-law (It was beautiful), society, it’s hypocrisy, the problems we have in our systems, high school, crush, love, all the boys that came and went and so much further.
Rennetta has written every word so honestly and crystal bright that it becomes all the more touchy to flip through her feelings.
It is honestly a book written by a girl about her emotions because girls precisely have impressions about everything going around them and about every person that came and went in their life.
I liked the way she has written a solely explicative poem about prison and the life over there.
I was so touched when she wrote
“Leadership is not supposed to be a highly paid position, We need leaders with empathy and compassion”
It was the one I liked the most and was also pained at the same time.
The verses are composed in a very modest and candid way and I would end my review of it with some lines that I felt so related to.
Strands from the poem “Safe thoughts”
“Every time I see, I glimpse I hear An aircraft taking off and landing Beyond the clouds, I wish it was me”
Rennetta Lewis hails from Anguilla where she spent her formative years before relocating to St. Croix. Her love for expressive literary art began in her early teens when she realized poetry transcended her into a figurative safe space. Recognizing her literary arts talents, she was invited to contribute to “Where I See the Sun: Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla.” Besides writing, she loves to perform her poems as well as, give inspirational talks.
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