Semicolon ;

Semicolon ;

A Collection of poetry that uncovers the raw and heavy emotions that come with anxiety, trauma, and other experiences. Part two takes you into the healing, bringing the light, the meditation, the beauty in finding oneself after all the chaos has passed. & finally, you're left wanting to start your next chapter; the one that comes after the semicolon....

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Title:Semicolon ;
Author:McKayla Debonis
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1978328362
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:70 pages pages

Semicolon ; Reviews

  • Ashly
    Oct 27, 2017
    I'd previously read Bones in the Garden and enjoyed it, but this, this - the book was divided into two sections, "Darkness" and "Light", and it was oh-so-perfect. Each poem is a fleeting glimpse into the worst kinds of trauma. And then into the glowing warmth of healing. The pieces abo...
  • Rehan Abd Jamil
    Mar 13, 2018
    Surviving my sadness was never easy it came in waves even when i thought it was safe.. ...
  • Nicole Field
    Nov 23, 2017
    I have read a lot more poetry this year than in previous years, and it's been stunning. I'll be honest, though: This one I picked up purely for my love of the semicolon. And the poetry collection inside is framed like a sentence with the actual correct use of a semicolon; not quite...
  • Lisa
    Feb 10, 2018
    2.5 stars Underwhelming, though I reckon it's more of a me problem than this collection because I'm really disconnected from poetry these days, so maybe it'll work for you. ...
  • Bhavyatta Bhardwaj
    Dec 30, 2017
    Just saying your mind in simple words It's a good short read. Read it on a layover. It was perfect. It had a lot of things that I had in mind but I could never word them. This pretty much did that. ...
  • Alexa
    Mar 04, 2018
    i am the sun & moon of my own damn universe this poetry collection was divided into two parts, dark & light. i do admit that i didn't really enjoy the first part, but i loved the second part much more. mckayla wrote beautiful poems about healing, self-love, and learning to l...
  • Fida Islaih
    Nov 23, 2017
    Wow! The poems of anxiety and empowerment tugged at my heart. Thank you for putting anxiety into words. I love the imagery. ...
  • Keeana
    Nov 23, 2017
    Emotional Great message . I Really loved the rawness and the vulnerability . The growth was exceptional and emotional. Great read. ...
  • LĂșcia Collischonn
    Jan 19, 2018
    Too Rupi Kaur for my personal taste. In fact, so much so that it looks like a rip-off, it is clearly inspired by milk and honey, which is not a problem in itself, only that it seems to do wrong the same things which are bad about Kaur's poetry. This is a personal as well as informed op...
  • Marissa Cervantes
    Nov 01, 2017
    I was very lucky to be an early reader for Semicolon and I?m so happy I had the opportunity! Semicolon is a wonderful body of work and you can tell that the author, McKayla, put a lot of thought into everything placed in the book. This book covers topics like anxiety, depression, a...
  • Namyred
    Jan 10, 2018
    Nice Poems I liked the poems, could feel the emotions. Gave it 3 stars only because for me, a book that deserves more has to keep me engrossed in it for a while (over 200 pages), it is not a bad book just a quick read. ...
  • Cristal Belen
    Mar 01, 2018
    Emotional , moving and so raw! This book resonated with me. It was short but perfect. The way the author described what she was feeling literally moved me to tears. I?ve said before that poetry is something very special to my heart and a lot of poetry now a days is somewhat bland...
  • Jasmine Smith
    Nov 12, 2017
    I didn?t even think I needed this book in my life and then I read the first poem. Then poem after poem, the author let me into their world. This collection of poetry may be short, but it?s everything you didn?t know you needed. The author transports you into her world, shows you ...
  • Izzy Natalie
    Mar 17, 2018
    A heartbreaking and an enlightening collection all at once. I am so proud of all McKayla has accomplished as a writer. Her poetry is easy to read and always makes me feel ? A heartbreaking and an enlightening collection all at once. I am so proud of all McKayla has accomplished a...
  • Katie
    Mar 30, 2018
    Split into two chapters of Darkness, and Light, Darkness writes from a place of depression, a possible eating disorder, and emotional turmoil. McKayla does not title her poems, and invites the reader to make these poems our own. They do feel general. There are a few of the poems, like ...
  • Sophia Hanson
    Jan 08, 2018
    Lovely Another lovely collection of poetry from McKayla! I really enjoyed Bones in the Garden, but I feel like she has grown as a poet, which is so fun to watch! The whole thing was solid, but there were a handful of lines and poems in particular that were truly stunning. I highly ...
  • Melissa Jennings
    Oct 27, 2017
    I had the honour to beta read McKayla's collection. The poetry collection is divided into two sections, or rather two separate "sentences" which are connected by a semicolon. The first section/sentence concerns a painful, numb existence. McKayla's descriptions are tangible to the po...
  • Luna Margo Valentine
    Mar 22, 2018
    it was dark and it was sad and it was beautiful and it was everything i was hoping it would this is a most beautiful collection and i'm sad there isn't more in it but i am looking forward to more of the author's work. ...
  • Lord Huey
    Jan 16, 2018
    Elegant, powerful, with some incredible pieces inside. This is a poetry book worth reading. I definitely reccomend getting a copy. ...
  • Shelby Leigh
    Dec 07, 2017
    I really enjoyed McKayla's newest collection (and her past ones as well). She's a talented poetess and beautiful person--definitely give her books a read! ...
  • McKayla Debonis
    Dec 27, 2017
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  • Samantha
    Apr 11, 2018
    Pretty good. I think it could've been longer and more expanded on though ...
  • cheyenne raine
    Oct 19, 2017
    semicolon; is a collection of poems that dives into the pains and worries in a troubled body and soul. there is no hesitation in revealing all the emotions and thoughts that come with surviving traumatic experiences. however, after the hurt, the light begins to seep through and mcka...
  • Anne Chivon
    Nov 14, 2017
    Semicolon is a beautiful voice from a beautiful soul Semicolon was beautiful the first read through, and better the second. I'm grateful these words were shared with us. There is such a personal voice to each poem. I can't wait for more. This is a must read for anyone, and I would r...
  • Kaliane Faye
    Jan 27, 2018
    Such lovely growth from McKayla! I loved semicolon so much! From bones in the garden (prior collection) to this one, the author shows an impressive amount of growth in their craft. They really cracked open parts of themselves and laid them bare for the reader. I had to take my time ...
  • Isabelle
    Nov 26, 2017
    Strength and vulnerability I was affected by McKayla's letters to her younger self, at a time when she was feeling so low she was suicidal. There's a lot of emotion to process in this book as a reader. ...
  • Jamie Ferris
    Oct 28, 2017
    I was also lucky enough to be a BETA reader for this book. I thought Semicolon; was both beautiful and well written. The imagery and descriptive details within such short poems are astounding. It?s unlike anything I?ve ever read really and the way some of the poems are written are ...
  • Jasmin
    Feb 19, 2018
    i didn't hate it, but it wasn't my cup of tea :/ ...
  • littleskybrightstars
    Dec 16, 2017
    I liked the majority of this book. I loved the imagery that the poems conveyed but I wish some of them were elaborated. Can?t wait for her next collection :) ...
  • M.F. Yasmin
    Mar 03, 2018
    McKayla Debonis wrote my favourite collection of 2017 "Bones in the Garden", so I anticipated this collection as soon as it was announced. It did not disappoint, I cannot state how much I love the style of writing in Semicolon and the content. McKayla's words steal my heart, the poems ...