Trials and Tribulations


Poetry - Inspirational
24 Pages
Reviewed on 02/17/2016
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Author Biography

'm a happily married, and devoted wife and mother. I write because I'm so shy and I have a hard time meeting and talking to new people. It's very difficult to communicate my thoughts and feelings. Writing allows me to open up and share my experiences with people, to show them we all have rough patches in life and we all go through things, make mistakes and learn from them.
Aside from all that, i am able to show them that there are good things, beautiful things in the world if you just look hard enough. I think that is the main purpose or goal of my writing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori A. Moore for Readers' Favorite

Trials and Tribulations by Liv Kalay Hernandez is a 24-page collection of poetry and is a diary in verse about anger, rage, disappointment, and hard times as demonstrated by such poems as Walking Through Hell, Bleed, and Snake Eyes. But then a few poems of hope are thrown in as well, such as Never Alone where Hernandez writes, "Keep the faith, never lose sight," as she pens a poem of togetherness and always being by one's side. The lines, "So long locked in a cage, filled with rage, so long I was enslaved," explain the anger and hurt in the poem titled I'm Free. Cleanse My Soul is riveting with the lines, "Will I ever be clean? Can I understand all the horrors I have seen?" Ten poems in all, they will take you through both pain and hope and make you feel what the author feels.

The poems in Trials and Tribulations by Liv Kalay Hernandez come off not as self-pity, but as sincere self-expression. I think that while she shows the difficulties she's been through in life, she's also showing that there is hope and a better life once you get out of a hurtful relationship. Trials and Tribulations shares strong emotions and recounts Hernandez' life that was once filled with trials and tribulations, but is now secure and content. Hernandez is able to dig deep down into her raw emotions in Trials and Tribulations and bring forth verses that stir emotions in the reader.