Lines by Leon by @linesbyleon

Lines by Leon is a selection of poems, prose, and short stories that address the subjects of loss, struggle, and reflection. Inside these thoughtful contemplations are original observations about ego, behaviour, human relations, places, and the environment. Many of the pieces feature a light-hearted and even humorous take on a subject, and the author invites his readers to laugh, think, cry, and meditate on the wide variety of thoughts.

Scattered throughout the book are sketches of various subjects, many that relate to the poems and stories they illustrate; others speak for themselves.

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[Yes, I hear it / But I’m not grabbing onto it / It’s not mine / It’s yours LAUGHTER]

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(@FriesenPress, 7 January 2020, 90 pages, ebook, copy from the poet and voluntarily reviewed)

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I thought the pieces in this collection were mostly okay. I’ve read much better but there are much worse collections out there. The subject matter for the poems, prose and short stories are universal and include loss, struggle and relationships. There’s something that will appeal to everyone. The pieces use very simple and straight forward language and this doesn’t always work leaving some of the pieces feeling bland with little to say. I liked the black and white line drawings scattered throughout the collection. I really didn’t like the font used throughout.

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