Journey of Life

Rated 5.00/5 based on 8 reviews
This very lovely full color book of poems is based on real life experience's and emotions that anyone can relate to. Each poem has a unique story behind it. The poems have identified some points in time when those personal, emotional experience's have become very realistic to us and they have been put into beautiful poems. More

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Words: 2,650
Language: Simple English
ISBN: 9781495389320
About Thelma Spencer

Thelma Spencer is a 2009 graduate of Harrison College (also known as Indiana Business College) with an Associate’s Degree in Marketing. She currently works from home as an online marketing affiliate. Her first poem was published in the 2004 edition of “INVOKING THE MUSE” and she received an editor’s choice award for outstanding achievement in poetry. The award was presented by poetry.com and the international library of poetry. When she is not writing poetry she is spending time on social media or with her family. She enjoys motorcycle rides and spending time outside with her family as well as taking long trips and attending motorcycle events for charities. You can find her on most social networks such as twitter, and Facebook.

Reviews

Review by: KMcCullers on March 03, 2014 :
Journey of Life by Thelma Spencer is truly an inspiring book. The poems are touching and heart-warming and I’m sure a lot of us can relate to most of them. Through the style of poetry, Journey of Life takes you on a journey from childhood to adulthood with love gained and love lost in between.

One of my favorite poems was ”My Prayer” I believe that we all have been where the author is in this poem. It’s prayer’s like this one that will truly set your soul free. Another one of my favorite poems is ”Docks of Florida” I’m kind of partial to this one because I live in Florida. There are many beautiful places in Florida that would tie in perfectly to what the author is conveying in this poem.

If you like poetry, or even if you don’t, Journey of Life is a great book to have in your collection. I give this book a 5 star rating and I recommend it to everyone! Thelma Spencer, thank you for your inspiration through this beautiful book of poems.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Anna Scheck on March 01, 2014 :
Being a poetry writer myself I was able to see where and what Thelma wanted to portray or the message she wanted to send with each of her poems. The story she told of times missed with a child as they grew and would one day be together again was well written so that I could visualize what she was seeing her self. How she wrote about being uplifted during times of struggle or need from god spoke of a strong faith. The feelings of love felt from those special to her and how she felt the same to them. Each poem had a meaning to her whether it be a memory, loss, sadness, happiness, anger, or uplifting all which you could get a sense of from her words is you listened hard enough.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Monica McDaniel on March 01, 2014 :
Thelma Spenser's, Journey of Life, is a book of inspiring poems that relates to life's experiences. As I turned page by page, I took my own journey down the road of my life. The "Thinking of you" poems took me down a memorable journey of when my children were that age and how I miss it so. I traveled down lovers lane with her elegantly written poems of love and passion. I can't say I have any one favorite poem In her collection. I read and re-read all the poems as I strolled through the memory lane, of love, friends, dark moments, memories of loved ones, and the list goes on. The poems are written in such great detail which made her emotions rise from the pages and grip me in such a way that froze that memorable moment in time. This book not only took me back in time but I got to feel the author, Thelma Spenser's, journey in her own life. Her collection is beautifully written with simplicity, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves poems. I look forward to reading other books from this author. A must read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Amber McBride on Feb. 28, 2014 :
Journey of Life by Thelma Spencer is a lovely book of poems that take you on a trip through the life of the author. I could plainly see the pain and happiness the author felt through her life. There were a few that I could really relate to myself. My favorite poem in the book would have to be The Journey. I have been through a lot in my life, and I can see that the author has too. Everyone has hard times in their life, and sometimes it is a lot harder to get past than most people see, looking in from the outside. I am one of the people that when I am having trouble, I keep it in, and writing has always been my outlet. This book makes me feel like I should start writing again, because sometimes just writing it down makes you feel better. I liked this book a lot, and will definitely tell my friends they need to buy it too.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jessey Love on Feb. 28, 2014 :
Wow, the poetry by Thelma Spencer is incredible! I can relate to so many of the deep emotional poems in this book! What raw emotion! I hope that Thelma can write more, I would love to get my hands on another book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lori Oates on Feb. 27, 2014 :
What an approriate name for this wonderful collection of poems that simply descibes the author's journey through life.
Some of the poems took me back to when my own children were young, such sweetness and innocense and doing some of the same things that are descibed in the poems.
The raw emotion that the author displays in these poems is very enlightening. It will draw you in to where as you turn page after page, you wonder what you will discover next.
Every poem that I read, I seemed to be able to relate in some way to my own jorney through life.
Two of my favorites were Cherished Memories, reminding me of when my parents died, I had some of the same feelings that Ms. Spencer shared and My Prayer, it so relates to my own journey with God.
A great addition to anyone's library that loves poetry or someone that has suffered pain and needs to hear that there are good things that can happen in their own journey through life.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: maryanno on Feb. 27, 2014 :
This was a beautiful book of poems from the life of the author Thelma Spencer. I
can relate to a few of them that happened in my life.
Scars brought me back to my abusive marriage.
The poem, A day wise helped me learn that a person can heal.
The poem,Snow flakes. Wow! This poem pretty much is about the winter we are
having this winter.
The poem,Cherished Memories, was my favorite. It made it easier for me to accept
the day my mom left to be with God. It hurts at any age to lose your mom.
The poem,Just Swallow. I have a daughter and she and I have a rocky
relationship. I learned not to speak what I feel better left unsaid.
The poem,Little One, brings me back to those wonderful days when my children
where born and everything was beautiful.
I am sure if everyone who reads this book of poems will be able to see
themselves in some like I did.
Thelma has beautiful way of sharing real life experience’s with us."
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Angela Caito on Feb. 27, 2014 :
The book, Journey of Life, by Thelma Spencer, is a beautiful collection of poetry sure to touch your very soul on many levels. When I began reading, I was immediately taken back to when my own children were very small and the memories I felt just from reading the beautiful poems about children brought a smile to my very heart.
As I read through the book, page by page, I felt as if I was taking a trip through the very life of the woman who wrote each poem in the book. I felt as if I myself were on a journey of my own.
I could feel the pain that the author must have surely been feeling as she wrote some of the beautiful lines in some of her poems. With other poems in the book, I could feel her joy as her memories of times past brought her to a happy and beautiful place at just the right time. I felt a bond with the beauty of how she described the circumstances of each and every topic in each beautiful poem.
I have loved poetry since I was a child, and I am very picky when it comes to reading poetry. It’s not easy for me to find a poet who can actually make a reader “feel” the raw emotion as they read a verse. Let’s face it, there are just some poets out there who write poems which make no sense or have no real meaning behind the words at all. Thelma Spencer is not one of those poets. She writes with a beauty that comes straight from her very soul and she brings her poetry to life with the way that she is able to pull you into her readings by making you feel as if the very things she speaks about are things that you yourself have been through.
I look forward to seeing more works of poetic literature in the future from Thelma Spencer. I’ll definitely be recommending her new book, Journey of Life, to all of my family and friends who enjoy a good book of poetry as much as I do. Excellent poetic expression in this book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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