Sunday, June 1, 2008

*****REVIEW Thoughts From Old Walls

By Author/ Artist Marianne Loyd A Compelling, Powerful Read! "Thoughts From Old Walls" is the debut collection of poetry, penned by author, and artist Marianne Loyd. Each poem is skillfully crafted on controversial topics, and sensitive issues in today's society, leaving food-for-thought behind every single poetic passage in over eighty poems. The author covers the topics of utmost concern not only in our country, but throughout the world. With courage, Loyd speaks out on animal abuse, religion, and modern politics. Each topic is carefully painted with bright colors, describing the horrifying aftermath in the consequences of brutality, resulting from final decisions that were made in doubt, and were indeed questionable. Every poem is powerful, thought-provoking, and heart-wrenching within the pages of this eclectic Masterpiece. The reader is drawn to the pages like a magnet, while filled with mixed-emotions, and heartfelt feelings that are known to humanity, then left toponder on two essential questions. Who's to blame, and why? "Halls Of Hell" is disturbing to the mind, and touching to the soul. This poem is not disturbing in the sense of graphic, but disturbing, because it hits home. It's a prime example of what goes on behind closed doors. The author's voice cries out, and speaks for the helpless animals who are neglected, abused, and used in experiments. Loyd leaves us once again with another crucial question that demands an answer. Where's the justice? Do these innocent creatures labeled "Man's best friend" have rights as we do? In a nation where we strive for freedom, and preach mercy, why does suffering, and murder exist? The words of Marianne Loyd as she speaks for the helpless victims in silence are moving, and are as sincere as the words from Whoopi Goldberg in the movie "Ghost" as Whoopi speaks for Patrick Swayze, translating the meaning of unconditional love to Demi Moore. "They will be moving on when the sun goes down, and a silent prayer of coming home...hush the wind says, dream later on." A verse from the passage "Army Heroes" which comments on decisions made in question once again, and the horrific consequences that result, such as another life lost. "These Walls" dictate hidden memories that we all can relate to in a lifetime. "If I Were" is a poem that defines hope, and comfort. I would recommend this book to teens, adults, and poetry lovers. Marianne Loyd's expertise in observing nature, and the world in which we live in is breathtaking. The reader is taken through a poetic journey of hope, dreams, and memories. But, it doesn't end there. The author continues the journey through the road of despair, and loss. This poetic journey on the road through life continues with hope, and change for the better in our future. The reader simply craves for more! Geraldine Ahearn A.I.O.M. CCRN/ Author of 6 books Author Geri Ahearn, INC Fellow Member of the ABI Women's Review Board

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