Just in Time for Memorial Day, and Boy, Does She Remember A Lot!
by Deborah A. Bowman
Kindle Edition: Pockets of Chaos: Poems and Stories by Linda L. Labin
Linda L. Labin has it all in her latest book, “Pockets of Chaos: Poems and Stories.” Do you want to laugh until you’re about to split a gut? “Shakespeare’s Generic Bar and Grill.” Then, you turn the page and sadness fills your heart: “Daddy Died.” Or you feel the fear and rage at the events of: “May 4, 1970.” You ponder with Linda: “The Existential Questions.” And this does not even begin to scratch the surface!
An incredible sense of humor. None like I’ve ever seen before, and I make fun and create word-puns on just about everything! “English is Quirky,” Linda tells us, and she is so right!
This book covers every emotion ever dreamed of by humankind and probably a few more thrown in that are uniquely Labin. She talks (yes! you can literally hear her speaking!) about everything from very informational heritage and genetics, to aging, to love, to loss, to gloss and glimmer, to stories and poems that will brighten your day, jog your memory, teach you, reach you, beseech you, search your mind in ways you never thought possible.
Hilarious, inspirational, frightening, nostalgic with wit, wisdom, endearing nonsense, based on her incredible life and experiences, both in fact and fiction.
Written in lovely little snatches that say so much … perfect for the beach or on a cold winter night before retiring; and the best way I know to greet every day! This, of course, would be the second, third, fourth, fifth time you read it because you have to gulp it down the first few times, not letting go of one single bite or losing the savor in each yummy morsel. You just can’t stop reading “Pockets of Chaos” again and again and again and again. This is a book to love and cherish for your whole life, just as it reflects a full life of honesty, integrity, and empathy.
by Deborah A. Bowman
LOVE is felt in hugs, cuddles, and touch
The warmth and security of loving arms mean so much!
PEACE is found in the silence between breaths
As the baby’s head drifts down to rest.
JOY is shared with that first little smile
Thrilling the hearts of both parent and child.
WISDOM is in knowing when to play, laugh, cry, or eat
Or just be calm, still, quiet, and sleep.
PURITY is innocence in all its simplicity
When little eyes widen and glow with wonder and humility!