By Jennae Cecelia
Uncaged Wallflower is for those who feel trapped in the thoughts their minds produce, unable to express them with the rest of the world out of fear of critique or disagreement.
For the people who need an extra dose of positivity in their day.
This is not a poetry book for you to read and relate to in a sorrow filled way.
It is for you to read and say yes, I can be better, and I will.
Reviewing poetry is something that I continue to struggle with greatly. After all, it is a very emotional and personal experience. How does one sum that up in a manner that others can comprehend to the point of feeling? It is practically impossible for myself, so my poetry reviews continue to remain relatively limited in length though they are not so in heart, I assure you.
Uncaged Wallflower immediately presented itself in unique manner when compared to some of my recent encounters with poetry (I have been exploring of late). There were no outbursts of anger or sorrow that begged to be understood, heard or released. Instead there was a much simpler, and none the less powerful theme occurring within; Positivity.
“Surround yourself with people who don’t just ask how you are doing. Surround yourself with people who make an effort to make sure they are part of the reason you are doing so well.”
Broken into small and delicate doses of inspiration, Jennae Cecilia delivers reminders of hope and empowerment through uplifting words and wisdom. Lending a voice to those of us who often struggle with expression and our own fears of being heard or misunderstood, she offers promises of better things to come and the gentle reminder that we must live in the now.
“Because those are present moments and I need to exist there more.”
This is a beautiful collection that reads with magnificent ease and still manages to provide something profound. I could not have picked this book up at a better point in my life. While my time with the book with brief, my experience will be ongoing. Sometimes we just need to be able to step outside of our own head and be. Uncaged Wallflower makes the first steps into that journey feel incredibly possible.
Enjoyed with a cup of Jasmine Oolong.