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E-book version, independently published October 2019
What is Forever Blue?
Forever Blue is a poetry book, described by the author, Kelly-Marie Pollock, as “A small collection of intimate poetry, inspired by my personal experiences with Grief, Loss, Depression and Self Harm.”
The collection contains a mixture of short and long poems. Some are just a couple of lines forming a powerful statement, whereas others are several verses. There is a mixture of rhyming and non-rhyming poems, which creates refreshing variety.
Many of the poems are dark, and deeply evocative of the author’s struggles and despair. But the darkness is punctuated by rays of light – poems that show strength, hope and determination.
The poems are clearly deeply personal to the author, yet they are very relatable, especially to people who have been through similar experiences and/or mental illnesses. Reading these poems can help turn feelings into tangible words, and help you to realise that you are not alone.
This book represents an outpouring of the author’s soul, which makes it something really special. She has created something beautiful out of her struggles, which can inspire and give hope to us all.
My favourite poems from Forever Blue
The following poems were my favourites because I could really relate to them from my own experience, and I just found them beautiful:
- Darkness Falls
- Graphite Dreams
If you purchase Forever Blue and just want to dip in and out of the poems, I recommend checking out these 5 in particular! Although of course, different people will relate more to different poems.
If you have already read Forever Blue, I would love to know what your favourite poems are from it. Let me know in the comments!
Would I recommend this book?
I would recommend Forever Blue, especially to anyone who experiences mental illness because you are likely to relate to a lot of the poems. The author does however give a trigger warning that this book contains adult content not suitable for all audiences. So I would recommend this book for adults only, and advise caution if you are sensitive to certain topics.
I am happy to have discovered Kelly-Marie Pollock and I will definitely be checking out her other book and keeping an eye out for her future publications, as I would love to read more of her writing. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.