TITLE: I Wrote This For You
GENRES: Poetry, Contemporary, Romance
PUBLISHER: Central Avenue Publishing
DATE READ: November 20, 2015
I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.
“Know someone as much as you can. Hold onto the moments that define them. Then when their body leaves, they won’t.”
"Heart wrenching relatable poems."
This is just a brief review of this poetry because I have yet to read the other two of his works.
This book is divided into 4 chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, and Rain.
I can’t choose which chapter is the best. Because each poem inside those chapters gave me goosebumps, made me look back in the past years of my life and moved my heart in such a exquisite way. I don’t really feel the vibe that it was written for me, (like what the author said in the intro) but I admit, most poems in this book speak for my life and echo my thoughts. Which is why I like this book. I think this poetry book is for everyone because the poems here reflect different situations of different types of people.
Now I will quote two poems which really caught my eye and moved my heart.
The Trees That Decided Not To Die
As I put down my pen, I know someone, somewhere is picking up theirs.I know that someone, somewhere is playing a guitar for the first time.I know that someone, somewhere is dipping a paintbrush and marking a field of white.I know that someone, somewhere is singing a song that’s never been sung. Perhaps someone, somewhere will create something so beautiful and moving, it will change the world. Perhaps that somewhere is here. Perhaps that someone is you.
The Day You Read This
On this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear. No tears to cry. No head to hang in shame. That every time you thought you’d offended someone, it was all just in your head and really, they love you with all their heart and nothing will ever change that. That everyone and everything lives on inside you. That that doesn’t make any of it any less real.That soft touches will change you and stay with you longer than hard ones.That being alone means you’re free. That old lovers miss you and new lovers want you and the one you’re with is the one you’re meant to be with. That the tingles running down your arms are angel feathers and they whisper in your ear, constantly, if you choose to hear them. That everything you want to happen, will happen, if you decide you want it enough. That every time you think a sad thought, you can think a happy one instead.That you control that completely.That the people who make you laugh are more beautiful than beautiful people. That you laugh more than you cry. That crying is good for you. That the people you hate wish you would stop and you do too.That your friends are reflections of the best parts of you. That you are more than the sum total of the things you know and how you react to them. That dancing is sometimes more important than listening to the music.
That the most embarrassing, awkward moments of your life are only remembered by you and no one else. That no one judges you when you walk in really want to know, is if you’re judging them. That what you make and what you do with your time is more important than you’ll ever fathom and should be treated as such. That the difference between a job and art is passion. That neither defines who you are. That talking to strangers is how you make friends.That bad days end but a smile can go around the world. That life contradicts itself, constantly. That that’s why it’s worth living.That the difference between pain and love is time. That love is only as real as you want it to be. That if you feel good, you look good but it doesn’t always work the other way around.That the sun will rise each day and it’s up to you each day if you match it. That nothing matters up until this point. That what you decide now, in this moment, will change the future. Forever.
That rain is beautiful. And so are you.