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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Truth is an introspective poetry collection by Ruben Huys. Through this mesmerizing collection of poems and writings, Huys covers various aspects of life that make it meaningful and worth living. Whereas poems like "Routine" touch on the seemingly mechanical patterns in which people sometimes find themselves, others such as "Words" shed light on the power of words and how they can be used to hide the truth in plain sight. In "Mirror," the narrator ponders over a reflection of the self, contemplating how some things in life remain unchanged. The poem "Countries" speaks about nationalism and how it is used as a tool to divide, whereas humanity shares a common bond through love. "Perfectionist" emphasizes the importance of letting go and working with love to derive maximum satisfaction from life.
Ruben Huys incorporates themes of love, regret, faith, anger, and a myriad of other aspects encompassing life in this beautiful poetry collection, perfectly complemented by pieces that force you to introspect. Truth lives up to its name, as Huys offers readers some deep and thought-provoking insights into life that are bound to resonate with any poetry lover. Using cleverly crafted stanzas consisting of both rhyming and non-rhyming verses, with a free-flowing structure depending on the poem, Huys creates a narrative with layers of depth and rich in emotional resonance. Each poem feels inspired and makes observations on the unpredictability of life. I had a wonderful time reading the book, and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys poetry.