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Midlife Roller Coaster

Kruti Krishnan

Embark on a heartfelt and relatable poetic journey through the ups and downs of midlife with a collection of midlife musings of a fellow midlifer, in this poetry book 'Midlife Roller Coaster'. This collection of poems, originally written as personal reflections / note to self, offers a unique and reassuring perspective on the challenges and triumphs of this pivotal life stage.

About the Book:

  • A personal and authentic account of the author's midlife journey (also called midlife crisis, midlife revelation, midlife awakening), exploring themes of growth, self-discovery, and transformation
  • Poems written in simple, accessible language, making it easy for readers to connect with the emotions and insights shared
  • A reminder that midlife is a natural part of life's journey, filled with twists and turns, but ultimately leading to a more authentic and empowered life
What to Expect:
  • A relatable and comforting companion for those navigating midlife
  • Inspiration to embrace your unique perspective and live your most authentic life
  • A reminder that you are not alone in this journey
Tone:
  • Honest and vulnerable, yet hopeful and empowering
  • Practical and accessible language, making it easy to understand and connect with the poems

Some excerpts from the book:

From the poem 'A dialog with trees in Autumn'
"Paint vibrant hues before you lose it all
in life's fleeting game,
And then, stand tall, embracing growth,
even if you have no claim to fame.
When you are naked and exposed
to winter's harsh decree,
Use the time to confront your inner demons
so your soul can be free."

From the poem 'Be your own kinda divine'
"What happened to those curious eyes?
Why did you let go of the joys from your silly highs?
Was it the rules or the societal lies?
Or was it all the beliefs that made you guise?"

From the poem 'Thirties'
"Caring less about what the world has to say,
Trusting more what my heart wants to embrace.
Shutting out the external noise,
Going within to find my own voice.
30s, what hast thou done?

You've taken a lot from me,
But you've given a lot more.
No race feels worthy to any degree,
Only I feel more worthy of love and joy than ever before.
30s, thank you for all that you've done!"

From the poem 'Right or kind?'
"For life has come a full circle,
I'm beginning to see the need for reversal,
And this pattern seems universal.

Having lost my way in the jungle,
I finally found my way home, albeit with some struggle,
And I now feel like I belong, without any trouble."

From the poem 'Whose mercy are we living by?'
"Authenticity is a choice we can make,
Yet, we push that away to the mercy of societal or familial expectations.

Fulfillment is a choice we can make,
Yet, we push that away to the mercy of external validation.

Peace is a choice we can make,
Yet, we push that away to the mercy of our unhealed trauma and triggers.

Time, we showed ourselves some mercy."

From the poem 'The future is bright'
"So much of what we all believed will cease to exist,
There'll be more kindness in all our midst,
We'll learn more about the world we dismissed,
That the truth is within us and not out in the mist."

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kruti Krishnan
  • Publish Date: May 7th, 2024
  • Pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.42in - 0.60lb
  • EAN: 9781068803314
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - Death, Grief, Loss