By Dawn Illsley
Roaring wind lulls me to another place.
Quiet breathing in the margins of my mind.
Pressing thoughts, bossy and demanding,
yank me from my reprieve to reality.
There’s a call for spring outside the window.
An urgent call from a little bird whose hungry.
Then out comes the sun, like a little answered prayer.
The light creeps across the room,
Warming the spot on the floor,
Soon to be occupied
By a little furry beast,
Desperate for warmth.
On the windowsill,
The pink blooms are dried up,
Not the end,
But it seems hopeful for more.
Drenched in sorrow
Drenched in sorrow she sits,
Head bowed, in a silent prayer,
To someone she doesn’t believe in,
About something she doesn’t understand
In disguise by Dawn Illsley
A smile painted on my face,
With lipstick too red for my taste.
Veiled hope in disguise,
A shroud worn to disguise.
Rose by Dawn Illsley
Weathered and worn,
Tired and torn.
She waits for time to end.
How can it be that she doesn’t see how time can drag and bend?
When you can’t remember your own name,
and everyone looks the same.
I was quite taken with this book. It’s a supernatural story with a twist of magic. Starting in 1979 through to 2015. A mysterious house that traps its “guests”. Something lures them in and then they can’t leave. The storyline kept me reading, I wanted to scream No, don’t go through the gate! Highly recommended.
A district attorney “Lu” has to investigate the death of a woman who was beaten to death by a homeless man. This is a story about a family secret’s that come back to haunt them. This story flips back and forth between the main characters childhood and present day. There was just enough interest to keep me engaged in this book. I wouldn’t call it riveting, and it was somewhat predictable. I did like the parallel storyline. The main characters childhood story was more interesting than her present story. I would have liked to have learned more about her brother AJ’s life to understand his character a bit better, is was slightly underdeveloped. If anyone else has read this book, I’d love to hear what you thought.
This is another recommended book from Stephen Kings latest reads. Another page turner, I finished this book in a couple of nights. A group of three boys Tommy, Luis, and Josh befriend an odd character at a park hangout that has folklore attached to it. They are taken in by his stories and knowledge of the area. They seem to have a lot in common despite the difference in their ages. Tommy goes missing, they search but he can’t be found. Then “the pages” show up . You have to read it to believe all the undercurrents of the story.
This book was an amazing read. A boy is found dead and the suspect is a classmate with a father in the District attorneys office. Lately it’s been a struggle for me to focus but I had no difficulty focusing on this book. The plot seems simple but it isn’t, it’s genius! There are duelling plot lines that kinda just sneak up on you and before you know it you’ve been had!