TITLE: Believe the Make-Believe
AUTHOR: Aditya Choudhary
LENGTH: 126 Pages
Believe the Make-Believe is a poetry collection written over a period of 5 years. The topics are diverse but one thing in common about these verses is an undercurrent of self-exploration through various experiences of life and being with and working with different kinds of people. A lot of times we face situations that forces us to change our perception about life, each poem sprouted through such an experience. A lot of times things make no sense at all, that’s when we are forced to believe the make-believe.
🌠It is a compilation of 76 quick poetry that can be read in one sitting.
These verses have been composed over a period of time and are candid reflections of the poet that he has felt throughout his life when possibly he was creating his opinions on several things emerging around.
🌠The passages are very diverse and occasionally sudden but then they all speak about discovering something within yourself.
I could link to so many of them because sometimes I too go through those emotions of distress, difficulties, anxiety, chaos, and sometimes nothing makes sense at all.
🌠There were so many poems that I liked and one was ‘Autopilot’ which says,
“𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝑰 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒖𝒏 𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒍𝒐𝒕. 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒖𝒑, 𝒘𝒂𝒔𝒉 𝒖𝒑, 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒖𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒑”
(I think we can correlate to it these days in lockdown)
🌠Then there were poems like Leave the kids alone, Long live the lies, Divine Torture and my special favorite was ‘Hope’ because I am a very hopeful person.🤷
🌠I overall enjoyed the poems and they have the potential to engage with the reader because I suppose everyone runs through the stage of self-discovery and crises.
🌠I would just end with some lines I loved,
“𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞”😋🍴
Also, the cover was really cool😍.
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