About a month ago I was lucky enough to read Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe. A collection of poetry discussing topics like depression, grief, jealousy and more. Topics that many try to avoid and deny that they might even feel.
As someone who enjoys poetry and who has suffered from some of these hard to talk about topics, I was truly thrilled to experience this collection.
I am someone who usually feels what I am reading. I feel the emotions, share in the experiences that I read. This collection was no exception to that. Megan writes about feelings of loneliness and issues with self-esteem. I just started reading this collection when I myself was dealing with these issues. So every other one was like a punch to the gut.
And that is a big reason why I love poetry. It can acknowledge what you feel without diminishing your experiences. The good, the bad. The love, the happy, the pain and sorrow. Poetry is a wonderful way to deal with these feelings and emotions.
And Megan does that in this collection. I was so happy when I got the chance to read it. I picked only four pieces (it wasn’t easy) that I liked the best. But if you were to only browse through it, these should be the ones you should definitely read. (But you should totally read the entire thing.)
- Never Meant To Be Mine
- The Forgotten Second Lesson
- Bright As Stars
It had been a really long time since I had been able to sit down and actually read something, anything. This collection was the perfect place to start reading again.
Megan O’Keeffe has another collection titled Cracked Open both are available on Amazon! Megan also has her own website which will be linked down below.
Thanks for reading!