Title: Good To Me: A PoetIc Journey To Self-Acceptance & Self Preservation
Author: Cheyenne Marcelus
Published: August 28, 2018
Total Pages: 55 pages
Topics Include: Love, Self Reflection, Self Journey and more.
Amazon Synopsis: This debut collection by Cheyenne Marcelus details a journey from negative self-talk to self-care and contentment. She gives a vulnerable account of her own cynicism and diffidence to arrive at a place of fearlessness and self-assurance. Good to Me covers a range of topics including love, rejection, judgment, doubt, and freedom; much of which is left up to the interpretation of the reader. She hopes this four-part poetry book will inspire readers to examine their own self-talk in efforts to establish a deeper love for themselves and others.
Cheyenne Marcelus reached out to me to review her book Good To Me. Good To Me is a four part poetry collection that focuses on self acceptance and self preservation. The collection consists of 55 pages speaking on self-growing topics through poetry. Marcelus has given me a piece of self love journey through her poetry and asked for me to read into her soul.
My favorite line:
“We want to fit in, hide, and go unnoticed
Until we realize the impact is on our visibility
In seeing our own selves apart from others
In accepting this image and all its uniqueness
And knowing that our own variance
Balances the universe.”
Good To Me By Cheyenne Marcelus is a four part collection of poetry consisting of: scrutiny, deprivation, acceptance and preservation. The poetry sounded like advice and peaceful self reflection through the words of the author. I was able to enjoy the journey of the author and see many women of different age groups relating to this poetry. I was able to see different sides to the poet because she wrote poetry about her emotional side, spiritual side and physical elements. I felt what the author was feeling through every poem in her poetry collection.
The poetry did not seem to make me feel as it was talking ‘at’ me but as if a girlfriend was telling me things to help me become a better person while explaining her journey to self love. The poems were straight to the point and did not leave me wondering but curious for more. I could imagine being in the poet’s shoes because of her language and experiences she mentioned. Ironically, some of the tones of her poetry reminded me of Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman.
The author spoke on her strengths, downfalls, reflections and acceptance of who she is. There were many poems that I enjoyed and plan on coming back to in the future. Overall, the poetry book is something that made me remember self reflecting is a wonderful habit, life is a journey and everyday I am finding myself.
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