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Serenity is MY Butterfly

Serenity would be standing here, if not for her wings.

There are days when I wonder, what would you be.

A doctor, a lawyer, or a singer on Glee, that future is unwritten but this I know.

You would be smart like your mother, which no one would be able to deny.

Athletic like your uncle, you would reach the sky.

And Mischevious like your father, defintely an apple of his eye.

I’m sorry you’re not here butterfly, it hurt my sister so.

But I know you’re in a better place, atlast your place is at his right hand.

Everytime I look to the sky it never ceases to amaze me, and I know its  in no small part to you.

Happy Birthday, Butterfly love Uncle Gary.


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Point of Retreat (Slammed Series 2)

Point of Retreat (Slammed Series #2) by Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat is the second novel in the SLAMMED SERIES.
Layken and Will’s relationship persevered through hardships, heartache and a cruel twist of fate, further solidifying the fact that they belong together. What they don’t expect is that the things that brought them together may ultimately be the very things that tear them apart.
Layken is left questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built.
Will is left questioning how to prove his love for a girl who can’t seem to stop “carving pumpkins.”
Once they find answers, the couple faces an even greater challenge. One that could change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone who depend on them.

Point of Retreat (Slammed Series #2) is definitely my favorite of the two. I don’t think any more books could top this one in the series. I love this book of so many reasons.
It inspired me to write a poem entitled Butterfly. It gave me a new quote:

The points are not the point; the point is poetry.
— Allan Wolf, former slammaster, Asheville, NC

I definitely think having read Slammed, I understood the characters more than if I hadn’t. Whereas the first book was from Lake’s point of view, this one’s from Will’s.

Kiersten, also another interesting name, is a new edition, in this book, along with the cast of characters returning, but an integral character, who is also my favorite. Just like everyone in the book, I would want her as my “new” best friend. The character is instantly like and endearing in my eyes. I couldn’t help but look her.

Once I started I didn’t want to put it down. I think this book may be the highlight of my reading this year. I’m just so sorry that it came when it did. I found a lot of amazing but in the first half of this year, I hope to continue to find more amazing but I know my luck has to run out soon.

As soon as I finished the first one I wanted to start this one. I think knowing these characters had me more invested in the drama. If you haven’t read it you should add this to your 2012 to read list.

I give Point of Retreat (Slammed Series #2) 5 out 5.

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BUTTERFLY is my new favorite word.

Don’t you love how delicate it can be.

Only the few will get this reference,
so don’t wonder why, so don’t even try.

Don’t you love how freeing it can be.

Only a few will learn this lesson,
so don’t even try, so don’t wonder why.

Don’t you love how powerful it can be.

BUTTERFLY is my new favorite word.


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Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
Slammed is definitely one of the better books I have read in 2012, so far. Even when I was feeling emotionally wrecked, it made me laugh. She uses a lot of lyrics from the Avett Brothers, a group I hadn’t heard of before this book.

I think, I was more impressed with the amazing poetry, than the love story, which wasn’t bad either. Layken is one of the most unique names of any literary characters. Slammed has the perfect balance of story and poetry.

My sister told me about going to one of these events and she absolutely loved. I was happy for her but I wasn’t interest in the experience. Now, it’s made me consider writing more poetry and entering a slam event. To feel the rush Lake and my sister felt.

This is the perfect book for an inspiring writer. Although the slam is a small portion of the book, it’s an integral part. Colleen Hoover gives the reader small insight into that feeling of having your emotion naked and expose.

From the preview of the next book in the series, Point of Retreat, I’m definitely going to read it. Lake has lost her father earlier in the book, having lost my grandfather; it brought those emotions back up.

I give Slammed 4 out 5.

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His Prophecy

A male heir infant,
will be orphaned as a child,
born of fire and ice.

Cloaked and lost to all,
Found helpless like a human,
yet born with power.

He must be convinced,
the key to winning the war,
he will have no equal.

Rising from death’s ashes,
her guidance will chart his course,
guardian to whom.

Torn between two worlds,
her love will decide our fate,
for he will be the Phoenix.

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Ye of little faith,
Its better to be bastards and lame
for falling on the sword
is fitting justice for the life lived

In the agony of morning life
until the evening of youth
We wonder its quandaries
and ponder its relevance

But accepting life’s fashion
is boon of our society
Tis Romeo to speak of it
and be Macbeth not to

As wee live and breath
Its there fore the taking
Yet to step on the ledge
will lead to a path greatly worn
following Star Trek’s motto

When embraced hurts
as much as it comforts
Only when one’s obedience is blind
will it reveal its secrets

Found in the twilight of life
When moors have been swam
and shores conquered
Only when our memory is like the elephant’s
Does one really consider it relevant

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“The Ramble”

When is loving not enough?

When is the pain too impossible to bare?

When is the love gone, and nowhere to be found?

Has love eluded the disillusioned?

Has it sought solice in the desolate realm?

Does love leave when hope is lost?

Or does it dissolve into a hazy mist when man fails to comprehend.

Love is GOD and GOD is love, and we really loving or lusting in the end.

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