Milk and HoneyBook - 2015
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"#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival." Also available as an e-book on Hoopla.
A collection of poetry about love, loss, abuse, survival, and femininity.
This is a collection of poetry and prose about survival, the journey of experiencing the most bitter moments in life and finding sweetness in them.
Toronto-born poet presents a book of poetry and prose that is both eloquent and raw.
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TheOnlySharveeYouKnow thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
allysunsun24 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 16
JCLDebbieF thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
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by the time i am born i have already survived the first battle of my life. against female feticide. i am one of the lucky ones who has been allowed to live. we are taught our bodies are not our property. you will do with them as your parents wish until they pass the property onto your husband and his family.
my heart woke me crying last night
_how can i help_ i begged
my heart said
_write the book_
when my mother says i deserve better
i snap to your defense out of habit
_he still loves me_ i shout
she looks at me with defeated eyes
the way a parent looks at their child
when they know this is the type of pain
even they can’t fix
this is where you must
understand the difference
between want and need
you may want that boy
but you certainly
don’t need him
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this book is a great book, it makes you realize so much , it makes you feel the pain after a breakup and shows you how to heal after it and its all in poems I would recommend it , the moral to the book, is being able to go through your problems.
This book of poems is divided into four "the hurting" useful for women going through problems with abuse/sexual assault.
"the loving" describing her first boyfriend it seems
"The breaking " describing the break up. Super whiney and emotional section.
"the healing" about finding herself and coming to grips with the fact that she has been a whiney B the last 3 sections.