Book Showcase: The Passing of the Night Book by Joanne Van Leerdam
Joanne Van Leerdam's title "The Passing of the Night" came in at number 8 in the Best Indie Books Title of 2017.
Synopsis: People experience all kinds of night: loneliness, grief, depression, anxiety, fear, pain, and countless other darknesses.
This collection of profound lyrical poems explores the poet's own experiences and observations of both dark and light, revealing her determination to not only survive, but to conquer whatever tries to overcome her.
At the end of it all, the poet demonstrates that the smallest sign of light is enough to help a wandering soul find hope in the passing of the night.
For a moment - One fleeting, isolated point in time - Or maybe two, I thought about it.
I had the means. God knows, I had motive. But I couldn't do it to you.
I know you would have understood. But I know, too, how you would have mourned. The grief. The anger. The questions. I would have destroyed much more than myself.
So I resisted, Summoning strength I didn’t have, Holding on desperately To everything that matters - To everything I know that I love - Even when I couldn’t feel it anymore.
I am thankful to still be here, Despite my fragile state of mind, For I know too well what it is like To be one of the left behind.