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Real Life, Real Pain, Real Love

Modern Day Poetry

by Valerie Kay



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781664227187
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 76
ISBN : 9781664227170

About the Book

Featuring inspirational poems such as Walking by Faith, In Deepest Sympathy, Sea of Tears, Pages from Within, Harry Got Saved, Overdosie-doe, and many more!

This book contains the raw and genuine (and sometimes graphic) poetry written by Valerie during the years she suffered with CPTSD. The process of writing during her darkest times, which she refers to as the ‘Black Hole of Pain’, was very therapeutic for her, even a way of escape. Countless others have shared that they had experienced being inspired, instilled with hope and even stirrings of emotional healing when they have read her writings. Whether you have been a victim or if you are doing selfish things that are hurting other people, may you find the strength and the courage that you need within these pages to believe that you can be set free from the torment of secret shame and pain!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards mental health awareness, suicide prevention initiatives, and Haven of Oakland County.

About the Author

Valerie is a creative writer based in Southeastern Michigan, just outside of Detroit. She is the author of Real Life, Real Pain, Real Love, Modern Day Poetry by Valerie Kay. As a young child and throughout the years of her recovery and healing from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Valerie began to use writing as an emotional outlet. She desires to share her works to encourage others that they too can recover! She’s become an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and suicide prevention initiatives. Having lived with emotional pain and the stigma of mental illness for decades, she has a heart to inspire others that by faith, there is hope and a path to recovery! No matter how bad it has become, you CAN recover! Valerie is the seventh out of a family of eight children, a mother and a grandmother.