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REVIEW: Timeless Tales

Timeless Tales
by John Alexander

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BOOK SUMMARY

This debut book of poetry by John Alexander offers inspiration. As these lilting verses roll off your tongue, let the words soothe your weary soul. Written especially for you and your inner child, the poems reach into your soul to that child within you. Nurture yourself with rhymes that speak to your heart. You can keep them to yourself, or you can share them with the children in your life.


A rhyme rose within me,
it caused me to smile.
It focused my thoughts,
I escaped for a while.
---
Be free of the past
filled with trouble and strife.
That child who's within us
knows much about life.
---
Rhymes read through the lens
of those innocent eyes
Can challenge our views
on what matters, what's wise.



BOOK REVIEW

4 STARS

I did not expect this to be a somewhat religious poetry book (think teaching about the way of life and being kind, trusting on God and being thankful religious).

This poetry book is separated into 3 parts. The first part, poems for your inner child, appeals more to the child within you, using characters like mice in order to teach good values. The second part, blessings for you, share the hope for happiness and aid in our daily life where there are troubles and cares. The third part and final part, heart to heart, is where Alexander shares his personal stories. 

All these were written through rhymes. It was an extremely fun read as the words flow so smoothly, yet the rhymes have a deep meaning to it. Some were easy to understand and some needed a little bit of thinking. Either way, it teaches good values and encourages us to not only focus on our busy lives but to reflect on the blessings we have.

I enjoyed the way the book is divided into parts and separated by a short description. It is neat and orderly and adds to the appeal of the book. Overall, there's a wonderful selection of poems and a good amount, neither too little or too many poems. Each poem either teaches you a life lesson or bring some encouragement and hope to the reader.

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