Pillow Thoughts Review: A Poem for Every Feeling

emmy and oliverPILLOW THOUGHTS BY COURTNEY PEPPERNELL

Published: August 29th, 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing

Genre: Poetry | Prose

Recommended to: those who are looking for simple and relatable poetry

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About Pillow Thoughts

Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.

Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

RATING: ★★★☆☆

I believe poetry is a personal form of art that is subjective.

It makes you feel things when it hits close to home. This book is no exception.

I found out about this book when I saw a post from a Twitter account I follow called Poems Porn. I read the last entry in the book entitled Looking for Ice Cream and I knew I needed to read more.

I wanted to like this more than I did. But for me, this is the kind of poetry that you either relate to or you don’t.

The book is divided into different chapters depending on how you feel. Since I am neither in love nor heartbroken at the moment, the entries in chapters related to those emotions didn’t hit me as hard. However, the chapters about soul searching and encouragement are what I really needed.

I think there’s a right time to read this book. As written in the back cover,

“It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

Here are some of my favorite entries from the book.

I hope you find someone who never makes you question your own self-worth. I hope you find someone who chases your happiness as much as their own. I hope you find someone who supports you in the things you are passionate about. I hope you find someone whom you can laugh with and sit in silence with and share your deepest secrets with. I hope you find someone who is your lover, your partner, and your friend. I hope you find someone who treats you as their equal, who learns and grows with you and beside you. I hope you find someone who appreciates all the tiny details that make up who you are. I hope you find someone who respects your heart, your family, and your values. I hope you find someone who reminds you that you deserve the love you give.


I know there isn’t a thing
I could say
to make the thoughts in your head any easier
but I hope you know
that above all the things
running through your head sometimes it’s about
what runs in your heart instead and if there’s anything I know about the things inside
your heart
it’s that they are beautiful things and strong things
and things that will always
be okay
and if the things in your head seem a little messy
and the things in your heart weigh a little heavy
just know that you’ll beat
all of these things
and I’ll always love you
even with all your things


A free copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

One thought on “Pillow Thoughts Review: A Poem for Every Feeling

  1. So true. Poems are all about being able to relate. As soon as they speak to you, they are beautiful! Hope your next poem collection will have a better effect on you than this one, but it’s good to hear this one still had some subjects with which you could connect. 🙂

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