Poetry and Ponderings – A Journey Of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry
Winner of a Gold Medal from the Nonfiction Author's Association! Also a Pinnacle Achievement Award winner for Poetry! Winner of two Gold Medals from Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Poetry and Religion/Spiritual and a Finalist in the Book Excellence Awards! Also a winner of 2017 Gold Medal for Motivational Indie Poetry Book from Human Relations Indie Book Awards and a 2017 Silver Medal winner for Personal Challenge Indie Poetry Book from Human Relations Indie Book Awards!
In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault. Knowing herself the very difficult journey of being a victim, Diamante was abused as a child, and turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain. Many years later, she started to heal under God's watchful eyes and was able to find love in her life again. She shares these truly inspiring, religious poems in the hopes that it may help other victims heal their hurts, as she did while writing the poetry collection.
About Diamante Lavendar (Green Bay, Wisconsin Author)
I am an award winning author of two books with another one due to be published in early summer 2018. I write fiction, nonfiction, poetry and paranormal. I am also an award winning artist!
My first book, Breaking The Silence is a fiction story based on my life. (Categorized as fiction only because names and places have been changed.) Breaking The Silence has won six awards for Inspirational Fiction and deals with overcoming subjects such as abuse, loss and addiction.
My second book, Poetry and Ponderings, also deals with the subjects of abuse and loss. It is a chapbook about my life categorized as nonfiction. Poetry and Ponderings has won eight awards for poetry, inspiration and nonfiction.