DROPKICKromance by Cyrus Parker // Review

34841233Title: DROPKICKromance
Author: Cyrus Parker
Genre: Poetry
Rating: 5 Stars


Synopsis

A collection of autobiographical poetry about healing and learning to love again from professional-wrestler-turned-poet, Cyrus Parker.

The first half of DROPKICKromance focuses on a toxic, long-distance relationship the author was involved in for several years, while the second half focuses on his current relationship with poet Amanda Lovelace. Ultimately, the collection tells about a profound journey of healing.


 

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This is a poetry debut I was HIGHLY anticipating and I wasn’t disappointed.

I cannot explain how much I LOVED this poetry collection !!! I was reading it while in the waiting room at my doctor’s office, trying to fight back tears. The tears won by the way, all these strangers were looking at me but I didn’t care. Cyrus put so much emotion into his writing. You can feel all the pain and heartache he endures in the beginning. The
first half of the book tells the story of an abusive long distance relationship. His words
are beautiful and you could tell he put a lot of himself into this book. The second half of the book was about his wife Amanda, who is the Author of  The Princess Saves herself in this one. Knowing this section was about her, made the connection I felt to the poems all the more powerful. Amanda wrote a the forward to the book and it was so touching. Cyrus and Amanda are such a loving and inspirational couple, they are also very nice people!!

This is a poetry collection about the path of healing, the journey to self discovery, and love. Cyrus writes with raw honesty, that makes his book stand out from other collections.I honestly can’t wait for more book’s from him in the future, he is definitely a favorite poet of mine. Pick up a copy of this book, I promise you wont be disappointed.


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