Friday, November 16, 2018

Release Blitz & Review: Breakup Poems - J.R. Rogue

Breakup Poems: Vol 1
by J.R. Rogue
Published: November 15, 2018
Two-time Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Poetry, J.R. Rogue returns with her newest collection of poetry, Breakup Poems. Presented in six sections, five devoted to the stages of grief, and a final one for her devoted group of online fans, the author examines the various emotions women go through as they mourn the loss of lovers ranging from almost-relationships to marriage.
5 Stars
J.R. Rogue writes heartbreaking pain into beautiful poetry with Breakup Poems. This stunning new release is emotional, the poems had me reminiscing on past loves and riding the waves of emotion alongside her as she unraveled the heavy feelings.

"I am only worth chasing when I am running away"

Split into six chapters; denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and rebellion, Breakup Poems tackles the hard hurts, like cheating, first love, divorce, and tentative separation. The poems are relatable, each making me ache, but also making me feel like I've not been alone when I've felt drowned by the heartache with lines like “rewriting the end, that’s what women do." Some of the poems are softer, teardrops, while others are smashing fists, screaming words, and strength that one needs when recovering from a loss.

"... forever can die slowly
I can die slowly for you"

J.R. Rogue admits she knows life, love, and loss well, her previous works prime examples of this, but Breakup Poems feels the most raw. I wanted to check on her after some of the poems, knowing only real experience could draw out words such as these. The words are presented in a lyrical way, with a really unique format that makes me think this book is best read in a paperback. J.R. Rogue has captured the stages of a breakup perfectly with Breakup Poems and I highly recommend it. It's the kind of poetry that sticks and stays, that will come to you when you need it most.

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