Title: Soul Cry: An Anthology
Author: Xavier J. Frazer
Xavier Frazer’s anthology is an epic thought provoking poetry thriller that takes you into the heart of Inner City life in Jamaica while addressing social issues, indulging in love and matters of the heart and human desire for self actualization, thus stimulating a global “Soul Cry”. The author encourages and challenges his audience to “accept the past, embrace the present, and while confidently preparing for the future”; a message conveyed with every cry of his soul. The metrical composition of this publication brings life to unspoken words and comfort to wounded souls as it renders its healing by casting light on real life situations. These poems will captivate your mind, body and soul as you embark on this inspirational journey of words. These powerful expressions have touched people worldwide; consequentially moving many to tears. Frazer’s ‘Soul Cry’ is a must read!
Soul Cry is a heartbreaking poetry anthology that explores the pain and trials of the human existence. The poems are raw and almost feel like diary entries when reading them. It is clear their Xavier J. Frazer put their heart and soul into these poems, and I found my heart breaking as I read along.
The most beautiful aspect of Frazer’s poems is that they don’t tend to follow a certain design, and that they are raw forms of emotion put onto paper. Each poem was different but based on the same theme of bittersweet feelings and pain that tend to be the underlying condition of the human experience.
Even though I felt that some of the poems didn’t flow well do to the free form structure, I enjoyed them because they weren’t altered and portrayed a form of emotion that isn’t often used in modern poetry. Frazer’s collection will resonate with anyone needing to find comfort through literature, and I am sure that these poems will save lives.
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