“I received this book as an ARC and I’m giving an honest review.”
Inner Outer – A poetry Collection contains a plethora of poems on various themes, ranging from Humanity, love and society to war, pain and self awareness. Poetry has always been my one true love and I found myself to be really excited when I received this book. The poems in this book are directly from the author’s soul and narrate stories which are bound to stay with the reader for quite some time.
The types of poems also varied. Some of them had a perfect rhyme scheme whilst some others were free verse. As the title suggests, the poems compiled in this book talk about everything, inside out. The themes of the poems were lovely. The lines were crafted in a beautiful way which managed to keep me hooked until I was through with the book.
I think one of the best parts about the book was that I read it after midnight. Poem after poem, the feels kept on hitting me like waves crashing on the shore, drowning me in their intensity, every single time. The use of poetic devices and simple rhyme schemes was what touched my heart and made this book a quick read.
Via the medium of this poetry collection, the poet has offered us a different perspective of the world we live in. Though it is very difficult for me to choose my favourite poem, since there are so many, I would say that “Why”, “Oxygen Thief” and “Who” happened to steal my heart.
The poems made me question a lot of things, they made me feel and they made me want to read them over and over again until I have some words practically embedded in my mind. I can’t help but quote a few lines from the poem “Oxygen Thief” which stunned me to the core.
“Do you fear fellow creatures, are you a freak?
Do you believe the words, the bullshit you speak.
Are you a dark soul, are you a creep?
Are you standing up tall, but down in a heap?”
This poetry collection is full of more such amazing and thought provoking lines. The author’s words, despite being simple, were so cleverly woven that with each poem, he managed to paint a beautiful picture of the scene he was talking about and I think that’s the best part of the collection.
The book contains some cuss words, which added to the emotions portrayed, so I think they didn’t bother me much. With that being said, I would like to recommend this book to everyone who is a fan of poetry and all those who are looking for a quick poetry reading before going to bed. Trust me friends, you do not wish to miss out on his poems. They are amazing. Plain and simple.
Until the next time!