Tired No More (Poetry Block 7)

Banging head to the desk

As the pain makes its way through my chest

Push myself up from the chair

Now I’m standing once again

It always feels like I’m at the end of my rope

But God just threw me down another one

And said, “No child of mine is giving up home!”

What more can I ask for?

When I have a God who understands me

Try my hardest to pray for spiritual strength

As I’m looking forward to that spiritual relief

But as I walk out the door

With weights that are lifted

I’m tired no more

As God is my judge whom also serves as my witness


Poet’s Thoughts:

Life in general will be filled with hard lessons. It can become frustrated, especially when you’re trying to do right for yourself. But God sees everything and he’ll give you a hand when you least expect it. Just think of it this way, you are never tested in something that you’re not already prepared to win.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Review:

Peculiar Indeed. I was completely fascinated with this novel. Within the very first page I was submerged into another world where children are the very beacon of magic. It was a roller coaster of adventure that brought me closer to the mystery behind the peculiar children. As I became deeply engulfed with the story, I was excited to learn about each of them and their unique abilities and how they would learn to come together to protect themselves against a terrible evil hunting them. An evil that threatens their very existence. But one boy may have the power to help them against this evil but will they all trust him enough with their lives and the life of their guardian, Miss Peregrine? I felt like a part of their adventure and when trouble found them I was telling them to be careful. There are only a handful of them left so if one got injured the pain was felt. And just to think, it doesn’t end here.

 

Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

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Lullaby

Review:

Carl’s job is to investigate the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome that has befallen a handful of families. He comes to find out that the only link between all the infant deaths is the culling song poem that was read just before their deaths. Carl knows the poem too well. But it doesn’t end there, Carl reads the poem and the next day his boss doesn’t come in and Carl realizes his boss is dead. He reads the poem again and a few more people end up dead because of it. Understanding the true nature of the poem he sets out with the help of a woman, her assistant and the assistant’s boyfriend to track down and find all records of the poem and destroy it. But how would you handle that control, that power, to put to sleep the very people that have always gotten on your nerves? That power to have the ability to strike down your enemies in one single silent strike without ever even touching them, but, by simply reading words on a page. The power of Lullaby is that people need to feel they are in control of their lives and the lives around them, but is there more to it than that?

Shadow Spell (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Book 2) by Nora Roberts

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Shadow Spell

Review:

Connor O’Dwyer, brother to Branna O’Dwyer loves what he does, a proud and respectable falconer. He’s had the privilege of having a new member of the family join them in their home, Iona and she couldn’t be more than happier to be with them. She’s also found love in a man named Boyle. Connor’s had quite a few women in and out of his life, none that have touched him in a way that has meaning, except one, Meara. But Meara won’t let herself give in to the love she’s had for Connor, nor let him give in to her, despite how they feel for one another. But trouble is still afoot with Cabhan still surfacing from time to time. But with things getting tougher for them Connor doesn’t want to lose the opportunity to be with the woman he loves but will Meara finally give in to her feelings and let herself succumb to Connor’s love? Shadow Spell picks up so beautifully after Dark Witch with ten times more romance and magic spread throughout the pages. The determinations and struggles of the characters are felt and believable that you stand on the outside rooting for them to win.

Phoenix Element: Mages of Vane by Jennifer Kibble

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Phoenix Element: Mages of Vane

Review:

The second in the Phoenix Element series and it’s only getting better and better! From the description of the Vane Magic School itself to the amazing and surprising plot twists that are encountered throughout the book, I couldn’t put it down! I felt like I had been transported to the Vane Magic School just because of how it is described. Our heroine, Anya, is faced with more difficult challenges and discoveries including finding out who the real leader of the Order of ¬†Blood is. Can Anya and her magical friends help her fight against the Order or will it prove to be too much of an obstacle? Magically packed action¬†with the turn of every page!