Saturday, January 10, 2015

You Are Complete

This poem is by Michelle K, "You Are Not Locked." Another poet I found online. I read through quite a lot of her poetry before, but right now I picked this one. I feel that the message it has it extremely important and it shouldn't just be brushed aside.

Concepts. Those are quite the stuff. But the ones about finding your other half, and not being complete? I call bs. You don't need someone else to prove your value, your worth. You don't need someone else to give your life meaning. You do that all on your own. For yourself, with yourself, by yourself. 

Which brings me to also point out, that this doesn't mean to be alone and miserable, it just means know your worth. Basically that you were born complete, when you're with your significant other, it'll be two wholes together. So many concepts exist about finding the one, soul mates, your other half, etc etc etc.

Michelle expresses that you are your own person, and that she won't get sucked into believing she's nothing until she has a partner. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Do you Believe in Reincarnation?

Lang Leav is one of my favorite poets. I tend to find poets online instead of actual books and I then proceed to actually buying their books. Poetry is amazing in the way how so many people can relate to just a couple of words.

As soon as I finished reading this poem, I knew that it was about about past lives and new lives to come, all ending and starting with your loved one. Obviously, I'm a huge romantic. I enjoy reading about love and all it comes with.

I think that Lang does a great job in expressing her feelings. First she compares the love to stardust and using space and sand, which are all used as obstacles between her and her loved one. Yet, none of these obstacles are big enough to actually keep them apart and destroy their connection.

The last stanza basically empowers love in all it's aspects. Love is the ultimate power. You'll loose everything, but not love. It's your only companion.

The Color of a Lifetime

The Color Purple by Alice Walker was exhausting to read. Which doesn't mean that I don't like it. I do like it, but reading what these women had to go through, oh no. I've watched movies that just drained me and this was about the same.

Anyone reading this could have a lot of things to say about the novel, but I want to focus on the unbreakable bond of sisters. Celie and Nettie, they prove that not even distance can destroy their connection. The circumstances they lived through were terrible, but they made it out. These girl were survivors. I hope girls/women read this and realize that it's okay to fight back.

Celie dealt with physical, sexual, mental and emotional abuse. Of course, she wasn't the only one to deal with this, but it was her story. I feel like as a reader I learned so much in the 40 year time line of her life. She was willing to do anything for her sister, even put herself at risk, and that says a lot about her character.

Celie had to sacrifice a lot of her life, which led to her lacking an education and quite frankly it's rather obvious in her writing skills. Which takes me to a point in which I learned something. Something that I should have realized sooner, before reading this book. Even though, I do know that everyone has a story, I now also know that everyones story, regardless of age, gender, color, social status, has all the power in the world to be completely interesting and important.

Also, I was happy with the ending. Celie and Nettie were reunited and Celie got to meet her children. It wasn't an easy life, but Celie made it. She did.