How often do you daydream? For most, it is many times a day. We stare out the window instead of the task in front of us. We fantasize about where we would much rather be, the significant other we long for, our ideal job, the body we hope to see in the mirror, a healthier mindset, pure happiness in our lives and the lives of others, peace in this chaotic world. However, how many of us daydreamers believe these pleasant thoughts will truly turn into our reality? Daydreams are more than just short bursts of happiness that only our minds can see. I know I am more than a daydream; and you are, too.
~ My Review ~
I don't remember the last time I read a poetry collection. I can tell you it's been since high school since I've read the likes of Poe, and Frost. My favorite for a long time was e.e. cummings. Sometime in college, I'm pretty sure I may have poured over Dickinson and Browning....but I can't be totally sure, because "college," you know? Sidenote, what did we really learn in college anyway?
I read a book earlier this year, Tessa Hall's Unwritten Melody, and she interspersed poetry and song lyrics in her novel. It brought back my curiosity and admiration for poets, and poetry in general, so much so that I even started writing some. Although, I call myself a "closet poet," because I am one. I dabble with these words and string them along, and somehow it becomes alive. I love reading poetry like that.
And reading through this very short collection, I am still amazed that poets have this ability to incite an emotion, or connect you so easily, with just a mere two or three sentences.
Actually, let that sink in for a moment. A novelist can build you a fantastical world, and make you believe in these magical characters and creatures, and take you away on these grand adventures......but it's done within the length of an entire book. Fifty THOUSAND or MORE words.
Jennae Cecelia, in her short bursts of anger,
of beauty, and self worth.
She said it with very few words. Cecelia didn't need to build us a world where women felt fear and pressured. We have our society to thank for that. Instead she took our story - mine and yours - of heartache, of comparisons and standards of beauty, and used what we women know about those feelings of self worth, and gave us back more than our reflections on a looking glass. If eyes are the windows to our soul, and we barely make eye contact with everyone nowadays... than what are our reflections say about us tell only half of what we've been through. Peer closer. Really look at someone in the eye. There is always more to their story. But we get caught up in the physicality that we forget there's a person beneath all that falsehood, or bravada. We forget that in our own ways, EVERYONE is just trying to fit in and wanting to be loved, and accepted.
She tells us in so many words that we matter. Within these pages, I am known. I felt seen and embolden in my approach to life and beauty. Though I already know I am more than a daydream. My hope is that you'll believe it too.....
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive one. These thoughts and opinions are my own.***
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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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!