For a Rose That Blooms in Fire
For a Rose That Blooms in Fire is Isabel Rocio’s debut poetry collection. This collection discusses the harsh reality of being in an abusive relationship. Isabel’s poems are as raw as they get. She openly shares her experience of enduring a relationship that was both physically and emotionally abusive. Much like the mixed emotions one experiences within an abusive relationship, Isabel’s poems have a variety of themes. She touches on the love bombing, unrequited love, confusion, and codependency that keep people trapped in unhealthy relationships.
Isabel’s words are both powerful and validating. Though many people have unfortunately been in similar experiences, it’s often difficult to pinpoint what you went through or are currently going through until you see/read about it happening to someone else. After reading her poem Sharing Sheets With the Lion, I immediately felt the anxiety and powerless feelings a victim must feel within a toxic relationship. I believe this poem(like others in her collection) is an eye-opening message for victims of abuse who have yet to acknowledge the abuse themselves.
For A Rose That Blooms in Fire is an influential poetry collection that encourages acceptance, closure, and healing. It reminds you what love is and isn’t. It also reminds you of how lovable you are on your own and how important loving yourself is.
For a Rose That Blooms in Fire is a profound and deeply moving collection. Though her poems discuss painful experiences, they are written so beautifully that I read them all in one sitting. Isabel’s poems provide insight, hope, and healing on subjects that are difficult to talk about. Her book is incredibly empowering. It’s the kind of book that should be kept on your shelf and reread if you ever find yourself questioning your self-worth.
*For a Rose That Blooms in Fire discusses sensitive topics that may be triggering to some people.*
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author to review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.