Book Review “disintegration”

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I am honored to have been given the opportunity to read this fabulous book of poetry. Paul Walker Mullen has a way of speaking to a readers soul with his words. He pulls you into the emotion and leaves your heart feeling understood and some how complete again. This collection is a journey through the rocky road of relationships and how to survive their break up and come out on the other side.

Every line in this book spoke to me on a very intense level. From the opening poem to the last, I felt I was reading the words as they were being written.

“images” literally puts you in the scene with lines like “you will see yourself in teardrops in autumnal mist”

Another one of my favorites was “days” with “and she shrugged in such a way that the days became heavier than the sun”

Finally “firecrests” with its line “the slow melt of butterflies into the nakedness of shadows” These poignant words give me goosebumps every time I read them.

Mullen uses such intense descriptions in his words that I could read this book over and over again and never tire. 

I would recommend this book for anyone who has loved and lost and lived to love again. Actually, I would recommend this book for everyone. I think every person will find a way to relate to these words. 

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