While writing Dear Teddy – Journal of a Boy, JD Stockholm experienced many vivid thoughts. Some came to him in sleep while others seemed to appear at random through his musings. He had time traveled, in a way, to a place where the darkness of his abusive childhood occurred and alongside, also came the dark and sometimes painful reflections.They are real and raw; emotionallWhile writing Dear Teddy – Journal of a Boy, JD Stockholm experienced many vivid thoughts. Some came to him in sleep while others seemed to appear at random through his musings. He had time traveled, in a way, to a place where the darkness of his abusive childhood occurred and alongside, also came the dark and sometimes painful reflections.They are real and raw; emotionally explicit and even occasionally, healing. Walk with him through his poetic journey as he takes you to those tiny cracks that most of us will never see.Note: Please take special care that the writings in this book may be explicit in nature. If you have been abused in any way they may be triggering for you. Be considerate to yourself while you read....
|Title||:||Dark Ramblings of the Phoenix|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||73 Pages|
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Dark Ramblings of the Phoenix Reviews
This book is a riveting collection of poems from an author's tragic memories of a very horrifying childhood. Even if you have not read J.D. Stockholm's two books, Dear Teddy and Telling Teddy, based on his life as a five and six-year-old, these poems will still give you a good idea of what horrors this young, innocent boy had to endure. It is extremely disturbing and troubling to read but if you have read Dear Teddy and Telling Teddy first, it is even more so. And that is because you have a little more insight as to what had gone on.These poems convey a sense of absolute hopelessness and anguish, a sense of wanting and needing to be loved and an obvious apathy and inhumanness stemming from frightfully heartless parents. It is discomfiting and distressing to say the least, and provokes deep feelings of anger and despondency. Having read both of the author's other books before starting this one, I felt even more heartsick and outraged through these poems. Unfortunately, while reading Dark Ramblings of the Phoenix, I also came to the shockingly unwelcome realisation that those books have not covered a very large portion of the nightmarish atrocities of this boy's childhood.While Dear Teddy and Telling Teddy leave you completely aghast at what you have just been given to digest, and absolutely appalled by the child's viciously brutal parents, you think it could not possibly get worse than this. But unfortunately, these poems have made me realise that it obviously did. I can not even begin to say how much the idea depresses and horrifies me.J.D. Stockhlom's story has affected me to such a profound level that I truly believe that writing any review cannot possibly begin to cover to just what extent. His books and writings are extremely powerful and touch you so deeply that there is a part of you that is changed forever. "Go now that you have seen. Look away and close this book. Don't think of me at all from now." Sadly, this is what the author implores us to do in one of his poems. What he does not realise, though, is that after reading his story, this is the one thing we cannot, and will never be able to do.These poems are heartbreaking and will undoubtedly bring you to tears. J.D. Stockholm is a brilliant author and poet and has the uncanny ability to reach deep inside your heart and make you bleed with him. I highly recommend this book as well as all his other work.
I am halfway through the book. The word Ramblings is in the title. I don't find these as ramblings at all. I see pain, anguish, and deep hurt. I have highlighted many of the poems. My heart and soul is crying to reach out and hold him and let him know he is loved. Loved like a parent is suppose too. Not harmful. Insightful. Thank you James.
I seem drawn to Jamie I need to hug and hold him so tight! These poems are telling me about his dreadful abused childhood...I have his books so I can read between the lines and can feel his pain .. it's so upsetting to read but I am so very proud of him having to endure so much more than others .....Your extremely strong Jamie and I will walk with you ......
This collection of poems by J.D. Stockholm, can be described at the very least, as hard hitting. How could the matter of abuse, not be? His frank and honest approach to something that has been a taboo subject in this world of ours for far too long, is sorely needed.Learning of his story, which in part, is described in his book, entitled, "Dear Teddy: A Journal of a Boy(Part 1)," both shocked and saddened me. Reading the thoughts that were created by this author while writing it, shook me to my very core.As I began to read his words, an uneasy, yet somewhat comforting feeling swept over me. Uneasy, because of the pain I know he felt, and continues to feel. It is clear he has been to the "edge," many times. Every syllable comes from a torn and tattered soul. A child begging to be loved; and enduring so much, in the hope of it. Each poem is a portion of his path that has been filled with despair.My comfort comes in knowing, that not only is J.D. giving a voice to those of us who have survived - no matter the form; but more importantly, that this book is helping him to begin to try to heal.Thank you, J.D., for continuing to be an inspiration, and sharing this very personal and profound part of your life with us.(less)
Having been a victim of child and domestic abuse myself, the author's words really resonated with me. Each poem draws an exquisite portrait of the raw pain, despair, confusion,the longing to be "normal" experienced by the young boy. Yet his inner strength and intelligence shine through. I would like to say thankyou to the author for sharing such sensitive words and experiences with us, the readers.
SadI do not like dark poetry. It did bring up old stuff that is gone,but not forgotten.i do not feel the need to revisit that time in my life. it is well written and I am certain very healing for this very sad boy/man and took great courage to write. I read all the books in this series and would be honored to know this courageous human being. We have some things in common.
No words....This poetry was raw and so brutally honest. No child should EVER face the things this author faced. But he survived and that makes him beyond special.