Uncaged Wallflower is for those who feel trapped in the thoughts their minds produce, unable to express them with the rest of the world out of fear of critique or disagreement.
For the people who need an extra dose of positivity in their day.
This is not a poetry book for you to read and relate to in a sorrow filled way.
It is for you to read and say yes, I can be better, and I will.
~ My Review ~
It took me a few days to read this short collection but I feel like it needed to be that way. I wanted some of Jennae Cecelia's words to not just flow over through me, but to live inside my heart for a bit. Plus, I didn't want to rush into a collection that clearly needed to have moments of self reflection.
I've become such a fan in her work and I'm probably (most likely) reading her collection of out of order. But I'm a firm believer that nothing in life is coincidence and this book of encouragement need to be in my hands. Most of us, at some point in life, look at the edge of this great beginning to something and hesitate. What if I fail? What if this is what my family and friends laugh at me or be upset with this leap?
If some of my life experiences have taught me, it is this: you will fail. You will be laughed at, mocked and some people will be upset......but you know what? It's YOUR LIFE.
Whose life are you living for right now?
I am in awe that in her age, she understands this. She tells us this in multiple poems, in between lines, and phrases. I'm about to be 35 years old. In my early 20s, I was still living for my parents' goals and expectations of me. In my early 20s, I was "fine" being in the background. I was "fine" keeping the peace as I was shy but, it's funny that being a mama has changed me. You would think I appreciate fading in the back and letting my children bask in the light. But isn't parenting and to some extent, how your children behave, a reflection of you? I don't want them to stay silent and live in regret later in life. I want them to grow up knowing that yes, things are still possible; yes, things can be painful but those scars of words and hurt left behind tell our stories of where we were and serves as a reminder of who we are now. I want to tell them, yes, "speak your thoughts." It's also okay to be want to stay in the background just as long as you no one but you put yourself there. I've only learned to be an "uncaged wallflower" myself.....and now I've taken a leap and still learning to fly.
*one of my favorite ones but there are just so many here:
I felt bad for the bird in its cage.
Looking out at
the blue sky
Because I too felt like I was looking at
something I wanted but couldn't have.
Until you were the one the one to set me free.
About the Author
Jennae Cecelia is the self-published and best selling author
of the poetry books, Bright Minds Empty Souls and
She has developed a strong passion for writing uplifting poetry that encourages her readers to reach their full potential. I Am More Than a Daydream is the next book in the positive poetry series titled, JC Collection.
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Book Club Pick:
I use Goodread's rating scale
1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!