This is a collection that details my struggles with grief and abandonment issues after the death of my mother and the dissolution of my household. I struggled with relationships, parenting and my mental health. Eventually, I found God again and He reawakened me from my depressive slumber. Through Him and my daughter, I learned to live and love again.
I have to say I absolutely love the book cover. The colors were well chosen. It’s pretty and it pops out. Yet, everything is mixed together, as is the title. The way the title is written is clever because with “amnesia” everything is jumbled up.
I’ve been wanting to read more poetry and expand my horizons a bit in that genre. I’ve also been reading a few mental health subjects lately so I figured I’d give this a try.
This book tells the story of the author’s struggles in life after losing her mother. It was a powerful read, especially since this is something we all have gone through or will go through. It’s part of life. Like some, the author found God and was able to bring her life back on track.
I enjoyed reading this book. It’s broken up into poems of various lengths and forms. I’ll admit there were a few poems I had to re-read in order to understand them. Though I don’t think it was from the writing, I think it was because I was reading so quickly. It’s easy to get caught up and carried away with poetry, especially short ones.
I felt the author had a nice way of conveying her feelings through it all. At some moments, I felt like I was right there with her.
This was an uplifting read, despite the context, but it was filled with hope. The writing was well done and the story was told well through the poetry. If you enjoy poetry, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book.
Amnesia by Breanna Brown gets…
4 out of 5 cups
“is there such a thing / as a happy medium / when your body is / swollen with life / but your soul is watching / everything else / walk off with death?” –Breanna Brown, Amnesia
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About Breanna Brown
my name is Breanna Brown, 26 years old, mother of one, in Nevada writing has been my passion since my mother taught me before I entered preschool. I love writing poetry and fiction and I am currently pursuing my masters in English my literary heroes are Stephen King O’ Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson, Ellen Hopkins Rupi Kaur and Christopher Nolan. Coffee oils my gears, reading horror tames my fears rap and rock flood my ears and if I could, I’d live out my years off french fries and spend my days surrounded by a dozen cats both literary and monetary I’m grateful for the miracle life and what it has to teach me so I cringe when people preach to me unless it’s metaphysics, philosophy but I’ll digress and say I’m very appreciative you giving your time and kindness thank you for reading this