Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun

Poetry - General
87 Pages
Reviewed on 02/17/2022
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Author Biography

Tyeshia Sturgus, aka T. L. Sturgis, is a bestselling author born and raised in Kentucky. Her stories resonate with all readers through her fiery rhetoric, emotionally charged prose, and insights into the human condition far too many of us ignore. Tyeshia has been writing professionally for over a decade and has no plans on slowing down. She firmly believes in stirring the creative world with more interesting and engaging books guaranteed to keep readers fueled for decades yet to come. Her hobbies are reading and writing. Also she enjoys spending time with her family and lil pup Asher.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michael Froilan for Readers' Favorite

Chocolate Candy Always Melts in The Sun is a stunning poetry collection written by the tenacious author Tyeshia Sturgis. There are considerable poems that will tug at every sentiment your heart bears without question. The eighty-seven-page book is divided into four sections, giving voice to every formidable emotion you can possibly think of that is deeply rooted in all of us. Sturgis assertively goes into pragmatic topics such as mental wellness, love, betrayal, depression, and many more sensitive subject matters. She demonstrates her versatility by presenting startling compositions in free verse and traditional rhyme scheme structures, making the collection's cadence enthralling and surprising. One moment your heart will be fluttering in joy, and the next, it will be agonizingly tense by taking in the moving words Tyeshia inscribes.

Writer G.K. Chesterton once stated that what the world desires is "Good Poetry," regardless of the time period or what style a poet writes in; all that really matters is "Good Poetry." And if you ask me, I believe what makes a great poem is not only that it's understood but primarily felt in its entirety. With modern poetry sounding the same and all-too-common these days, Chocolate Candy Always Melts in The Sun is a stand-out. I say that because this collection is painfully honest from start to finish. It is genuine to the core. I applaud Tyeshia Sturgis's sincerity and how she brilliantly lights up such hellish and disheartening realities with her engaging writing style. It's pretty funny to me that the title has the word 'candy' in it because this truth-telling book sugarcoats nothing. Sturgis is remarkably fearless. She courageously pours herself into each enigmatic poem and embraces imperfection with unconditional acceptance. In her own words, "Nobody is perfect / For perfection is a lie." Those two lines alone represent her frankness and how strong-willed she is to illuminate the shadows of life. Shocking, daring, and enlightening, this truly transforming book left me encouraged. This right here is excellent poetry, and I'm confident G.K. Chesterton would approve if he were still around.