Review of Leaving Home Discoveries and Reflections of a Once Sheltered Heart

Title: Leaving Home: Discoveries and Reflections of a Once-Sheltered Heart
Author: Randal A. Burd, Jr
Publisher: Aardvark Global Publishing, LTD
ISBN: 978-1-4276-3372-9

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell.

Missouri based teacher, Randal A. Burd offers a  selection of poems written between 1995 and 2005 in this e-book  published by Aardvark Global Publishing.
It contains many personal poems that cover family and loss but also deals with bigger topics like war. Many of the poems included contain references of a religious nature and in some cases are in fact prayers e.g. A Pretentious Poet’s Prayer

Burd has received numerous awards for his poetry over the years. My favourite poem from this collection is called Upon The Wall. Burd skilfully shows in this poem how even the littlest things, like a restroom, can inspire though provoking text about important subjects such as racism.

Despite it’s simple white pages, which I found bored a little, this e-book contains several well written poems worth reading.


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