Detroit, MI, June 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- now that I’m here; lyrics from the mud to the sun, written by Brook Blander and published by ebonyLotus Creatives shares writings of liberation, free from the pain and rage of violence and abuse that once haunted her as an impressionable youth. The arrival of promise and the departure of pain spills from the pages overflowing into your heart.
Utilizing mud as a metaphor for experiences that are presented in ones life and its ability to weigh down progress, the words of determination overshadow the tragedy unveiling a new birth. Subtle quotes that ache are comfortably cushioned by pillows of fortitude, resolve, and hope. Refusing to be another statistic of violence and falling prey to a life of torment, Blander discovers the power within words accompanied by the pen at the tender age of five. On a journey of creative expression and infinite love, an amazing story is revealed and transforms lives through lyrical poetry and comments. Almost 25 years later, now that I’m here; lyrics from the mud to the sun has emerged.
Understanding the crippling effect that abuse and violence can lead to, Brook Blander embarks upon a path of healing despite being a former roommate to tragedy. With every sway of the pen, a healing balm is applied to the wounds once present, creating a mental portrait of infinite beauty boldly charging one to claim and welcome a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Review from Nikki Giovanni says “now that I’m here; lyrics from the mud to the sun is a wonderful introduction to a new voice in poetry. I am delighted to be introduced.” Naomi Long Madgett, Detroit’s Poet Laureate states, “Brook Blander’s most recent release wisely avoids the detail of her past, leaving the reader to read between the lines. This is a book of triumph, a reminder that the soul is capable of conquering the foes of doom in all our lives inviting us to live in peace and joy.”
now that I’m here; lyrics from the mud to the sun is available for sale online.
About the Author
Brook Blander, Author, Publisher, Poetess, Speaker, Mentor and Writing/Journaling Coach was born in Savannah, GA. She has written and self published five books to date through her personal publishing company, ebonyLotus Creatives. She currently resides in Michigan where she continues her philanthropic movement to restore hearts and healing to women who have been wounded by violence and abuse