Author: Milena Gomez Alvareza
ISBN Number: 074141404X
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Twenty-year-old Poet Milena Alvarez came to America at age 11 from Cuba, learned English, and began to write poetry and romance novels. Currently, in addition to this book, she is working on her first novel.
Poets, possibly the most honest writers of all, are diggers of the deep. They mine, like gold, precious understanding of humanity, both as a whole and as individuals.
Gomez, though only 20-years-old and venturing onto her life’s path for the first time on her own, has dignity and insight uncommon among young adults today.
She explores, through this small volume of poetry, the courageous heart one must have to experience love in its many forms: unrequited love, forbidden love, admiration, fragility of love, love at first sight, friendship and more. Her comparison of love, judging a new love based on the past stuck with me, as did her poem, “Somebody’s Everything.”
Gomez explores through poetry some of the darker sides of love, such as the loneliness of unforgiveness, one-sided love and cutting the ties of love when necessary.
I’ll look forward to more works from this writer as she matures in technique and gains experience. Her love of life and mankind shines through in the brief words of each poem.