Milk and Honey is a ‘poetry’ book that’s divided into 4 chapters. So what I decided to do was take my favorites from each one as well as talk about what I thought of each chapter. To save this from being an extra long post I figured I would break it up into 4 separate parts that I’ll publish every Thursday over the next couple of weeks. I don’t really consider this poetry, I mean it is in some ways. But it just seems more like someone ripped pages out of a diary and placed line breaks. Which I don’t see a problem with, I actually enjoyed it. I felt like it gave it more of a raw emotion feel too it. This book focuses on a bunch of different feelings and purpose. It deals with healing, abuse, femininity, loss,love, and trauma. A lot of people can take feelings from this book and connect them to a time in their life when they felt certain ways or dealt with certain things.
I’m going to share with you the ones that I took something away from, and give you a little insight on why I took something away. So in a way you’re learning more about me as well.
My whole life I was told to be kind to people even when they weren’t kind to me cause you never know what anyone is going through in their life at that moment. And one small kind gesture can change the way the day goes. It was always common courtesy.
Another thing I was told my whole life was to speak up or I was going to get walked all over. But whenever I spoke up I struggled to find the words and always got laughed at. So I stayed quiet, afraid that if I used my voice I would be shut down by the laughter or by someone who just felt the need to interrupt and shut me down completely. When we get to more parts of the poems you’ll certainly be hearing how I grew out of this and how I managed to deal with people.
So many reasons behind this and so little words I really want to say at this moment. I don’t have a relationship with my father anymore due to his choices of words and his actions when it came to things with my sister and I. I learned that I have better people in my life who deserved my attention than someone who wasn’t going to change and continue to tear me down. Maybe someday I’ll share more.
This is the last one in the hurting chapter that I felt an deep amount for. Once again it has to deal with the people that have always interrupted by their laughter or their words. I was like that for a good majority of my life up until 2 years ago when I finally started to speak up for myself and how I felt about the way people were treating me in my life. I’ve been much happier since than cause I knew now that some people deserved my words while the others deserved my silence. I pay no mind to people who can’t build me up and who I can’t build up. I don’t need to explain myself to anyone, if I feel a certain way all that matters is that I stick to it and never let anyone persuade my decision otherwise.
Well there you have it guys! My sort of review on first chapter of milk and honey. Did you guys read this book? Which did you connect to the most if you did? Or if this is your first time seeing any of them, do you think it’s something you want to read? Leave your comments below, and I’d love to talk about them!