ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MR. MERAZ BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS HE IS A TRUE GIFTED POET. HE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN PEARL MAGAZINE, CHIRON REVIEW, LITERARY FEVER, WORD RIOT AND MANY OTHERS. THIS IS HIS FIRST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AND IT CAN BE BOUGHT THROUGH http://www.lulu.com/
YOU CAN ALSO VISIT HIS MYSPACE WITH A DIRECT LINK TO BUY THE BOOK HERE:
HIS MYSPACE CLICK HERE
MY REVIEW AND THOUGHTS:
THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A POET YOU CAN RELATE TO AND UNDERSTAND. HIS POETRY IS IN A SENSE REALITY BASED WRITING WHERE EACH SITUATION OR ORDEAL IS DESCRIBING WHAT CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AND ALSO FELT BY THE READER. THE BASIS OF A LOT OF THE POETRY IS ABOUT LOVE OR LACK OF LOVE. THE IDEAS AND FEELINGS OF LONELINESS RUN RAMPANT THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.
I REALLY ENJOYED THE TONE EACH POEM TOOK, YOU COULD FEEL THE SOMEWHAT DEPRESSION OR HEART PAINS THROUGHOUT SOME OF THE POETRY. THE POEMS SHOWCASE THE TALENT OF MR. MERAZ IN THAT EACH ONE TELLS A STORY FOR THE READER.
I REALLY ENJOY THE HONEST FEEL YOU GET FROM THE POETRY. SOME OF THE POETRY IS ABOUT SIMPLE EVERYDAY THINGS YET THE WORDING OF EACH POEM AROUND THOSE MUNDANE THINGS OF LIFE GIVE IT A SENSE OF A LIVING ARTWORK. HAVE YOU EVER GOT THAT FEELING THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE NEVER MET THE PERSON, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW THEM.
THAT IS THE SENSE THE READER WILL GET FROM THIS BOOK. I FELT I KNEW MR. MERAZ.
EACH ONE OF THE POETRY PIECES IN THE BOOK WHICH IS 60 POEMS ARE POSITIVELY ALIVE IN WORD FORM. THEY FLOW PERFECT AND FLAWLESS AND ALSO ARE RICH WITH STORY AND IMAGE AND ALSO HUMOR. EACH POEM SHOWCASES APART OF LIFE OR A SUBJECT THAT ONE CAN UNDERSTAND, KNOW AND FEEL THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH BEFORE.
STOP PLAYING WITH YOUR TEETH!
"stop playing with your teeth!"
this is what she used to say to me.
and the other one, "clean your ears!"
and we can't forget the time when
I was in the shower and she yelled
through the bathroom wall, "don't
forget to wash your stuff!"
you would think she was my mother,
but she was my girlfriend for 2 years.
and even though it has been 3 years
since i've seen her, I still think about her
sometimes when I am picking my nose
in public, or reaching for my crotch,
or trying to sneak a fart in line at the supermarket.
THERE REALLY ARE VERY FEW POETS YOU CAN REALLY RELATE TO WHERE THE POETRY IS TALKING ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND ORDEALS YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH OR CAN UNDERSTAND GOING THROUGH. THIS POET DOES THAT.
THE DEATH OF FOOD
the death of food
came to me
when I was 18
with the birth of a woman
wearing long hippie dresses,
with a love for white picket fences
and bad boys.
I never told you I was an over-eater.
in and out of despair
at age 15
with my head placed
on window glass
staring at my world
as it passed me by.
but now I have caught up,
I am slim,
with blue eyes
and dark hair.
I have made it!
but why do I still cry?
HE MIXES THE HEART, SOUL AND ALSO THE ADVENTURES OF LIFE FROM THE UP'S AND DOWNS TO THE STAINS ON ONES THOUGHTS. I WANT TO SAY BUY THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST A SIMPLE BOOK READ THAT YOU FORGET, IT'S ONE OF THOSE POETRY BOOKS THAT YOU READ OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
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