Sudden Denouement Publishing Presents Nicole Lyons’ New Book: I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl

New book by the amazing Nicole Lyons – Published by Sudden Denouement

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Sudden Denouement Publishing Presents: Nicole Lyons’ New Book –I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl is available now via Amazon. 

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[I am honored to be part of bringing to the world a new collection of the exquisite poetry of Nicole Lyons.  I have discovered so many wonderful souls on this journey, Nicole Lyons has become a wonderful friend, adviser, and mentor to me. It is an amazing privilege to announce this book.  Jasper Kerkau]

‘I Am A World Of Uncertainties Disguised As A Girl’ written by author and poet Nicole Lyons, is a breathtaking collection of poems that blurs the lines between love and madness. A sorceress of words, Nicole Lyons takes the reader to the edge of the abyss of creativity, sanity, and love, and asks the question, ‘can one survive both a broken heart and a broken mind?’

I Am A World Of…

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Weaving sadness into beauty, as only Candice can ❤

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Sadness should never be more familiar than peace

Yet some days it is as if

Snow felted the house with only one emotion

And try as you might, the loneliness of your life envelopes

I have never found a remedy for that blue note

Striving to exorcise an unsettled icing of grief

Telling myself this too will pass

Somehow strikes false

For isolation

Looking out at the great cleave of land

Stretching as far as the eye can make out

One can say does not have to be sad

Yet if the majority of days you wake in silence

Wondering how you missed the full house

What happened to cast your dice alone?

Where from your earliest memory you shared space with emptiness

You may look at others with full lives and wonder how

But it is a language you never learned

The discipline of togetherness or choice to be…

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Magpie in August – A Review

Great review of Magpie in August by the amazing Kindra!

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So, this is my first official review of a book, ever. To be honest, I’m a little concerned about how it will work out, but let’s get past the nervousness and move on, shall we? After all, this isn’t a high school dance.
Kindra M Austin’s book, Magpie in August, is a work of deep thought. It takes you on a journey that will touch your soul, and make you ask important questions about your own goals in life. It follows the story of Magpie Carey, a girl who’s life is sort of a mess, as she works through her own personal demons and difficulties in a way that only she can: she goes on a road trip with her mother. Along this winding road trip, Magpie learns that the best way to forgive someone else is to forgive yourself. Life doesn’t always give you the best hand of cards…

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Edge of Mercy – A collaboration with Kindra M. Austin

(K.M.A.) Cleanse me in stardust, And I might apprehend love, Cosmically; For I’ve been shipwrecked, Cataclysmically— Marooned inside of mine   (1Wise-Woman) Love screams behind Clenched teeth Just out of reach Swallowed by time Solitary supernova Catastrophically Unaccompanied   (K.M.A.) Claustrophobic frenzied Heart rattles my ribcage— A prisoner imprisoned by Distortions of love lost to … Continue reading Edge of Mercy – A collaboration with Kindra M. Austin

‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’: A Shield Maiden Collaboration

I’m honored to be part of another great collaboration with these amazing warrior women… today on Sudden Denouement ❤

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1Wise-Woman

Her words, her will, her worth
Trampled and trodden
Forgotten
But for her
Flickering light
Fueled by ferocity
Molded with might
Courage compiled
Resilience reconciled
Wolves wryly grin
Circling again
Nevertheless, she persisted

 

Christine Ray

She was told little girls
should be seen, not heard
but silence was suffocating
truth twisted in her stomach
razor sharp
when her voice finally rose
from a whisper
to a roar
they tried to drown her out
their indignation a cacophony
Nevertheless, she persisted

 

Aurora Phoenix

her initial protestations
propelled by burning bile
bubbling pique
in a voice squeaky
with disuse
were dubbed whining
she scrubbed corrosion
from rusted tongue
flexed, strengthening
articulate exclamation
strident
castrating
they proclaimed her
nevertheless, she persisted

 

Kindra M. Austin

Disregard your heart, they said
Faith is for the fools
Chasing gold; bold are the weak
Dream seekers
Dreams don’t raise children
Nevertheless, she persisted

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Forged of Flame: A Shield Maiden Battle Song

A fierce collaboration with my warrior sisters. Thanks to Kindra for getting this started ❤

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The fire that whelms me does   

not consume; for it is mine

own—

I do control inferno,

a blood-borne lust to conquer

pain—

Here you come with buckets of water,

and a head distended with ego

convinced I’m a woman in distress

The fire that whelms me does

not consume; for it is mine

own—

my defense mechanism,

desire to live forged in

flame—

Shield Maiden calls for no goddamned man 

(Aurora Phoenix)

these flames that fence me

char me not

they are the hungering tongues

of my animus

I spark them

cerise

feeding them on

the oxygen of my outrage

when the world crushes

upon me

you hasten forward

all suited up

toting your much touted hose

as if your stream

could touch these flames

these flames that fence me

char me not

they are the hungering tongues

of my animus

I fan them

as…

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