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Reviewed by Robin E. Williams for Readers' Favorite
Heartfelt: Life as Seen by M.O. Olashore is a collection of deep poetry formulated from the author's life experiences and the experiences of those around her. Olashore brilliantly touches upon the pain and peace that come with living life. Her book is split into two parts, Heavy Heart and Light Heart, both hitting different subjects. Heavy Heart is about grief and pain, as well as friendship amongst others. Light Heart is all about love, peace, hope and faith. Heartfelt takes the topics that are hard to digest and pulls you outside your comfort zone. Her poems will evoke self-love and understanding, emotional pain and betrayal, all in the hope of showing you that the worst gets better.
Heartfelt by M.O. Olashore is a beautiful collection of poetry. It is mature and really pulls on heartstrings. Olashore’s style of writing is amazing, and the words she uses still flow through my mind. My favorite piece is titled “Electric,” where she uses a unique style to emphasize the feelings of love and passion she was experiencing. It was as if I were not the reader, but the writer. Many lines of her poems stuck with me, including: “Loved but not truly loved… Listened to but not really heard...” I felt understood and appreciated when reading through Heartfelt; I wasn’t alone. Heartfelt will change your perspective on the emotional drainage and the overcoming of hard times, and will leave you wanting to go on with the author. Olashore understands true pain and how hard it is to move forward; she understands faith and doubt, and she knows “..The clouds have lifted / Here comes the sun / To shine especially on you.”