A Reality Revolution


Non-Fiction - Relationships
286 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2012
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Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite

"Reality Revolution" by David Domon and Isabella Zumas is a collection of over 200 inspirational and motivational poems. This is a well-intentioned, genuine book but by no means dull or sugary. The poems are all fairly short (most fit on a single page) and appear simplistic. Perhaps that impression is reinforced by the quirky handwriting-style typeface which is used and the lack of punctuation. It is easy to dismiss them as just shallow rhymes. But when you sit and really read them and allow yourself time to reflect, there emerges a message. If we want to change things in the world, we need to start by changing ourselves from the inside out. We must find the ‘heartfelt spark’ within us and determine our ‘purpose’. Action is indeed ‘necessary / To help us improve’. The subject-matter of the verses includes selfishness, consumerism, evil, honesty, grief, hope and self-improvement, to give a few examples. Some are angry and frustrated, whereas others are joyous or mischievous. There are many clever touches - my favourite is ‘Stereotype is the wrong kind of font ...’.

What is particularly impressive is the consistent quality of the writing. Obviously there are going to be certain poems that appeal more than others, but each one in this book deserves being there. There aren’t any glib page fillers or awkward poetic disasters. Each one is good and each one makes an interesting, valid observation or a positive suggestion that we can take to heart. You can’t read the book all in one go; there is too much to think about in it. Need to reflect and dip in and out. However, more dedicated reading opens up a new layer to the poems with certain recurring themes ('Cages' is one example) and the way ideas develop.