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Dark Ramblings of the Phoenix

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While writing Dear Teddy – Journal of a Boy, JD Stockholm experienced many vivid thoughts. Some came to him in sleep while others seemed to appear at random through his musings. He had time traveled, in a way, to a place where the darkness of his abusive childhood occurred and alongside, also came the dark and sometimes painful reflections.

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Kindle Edition, First, 73 pages
Published May 2012 by The Cave
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Cynthia
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is a riveting collection of poems from an author's tragic memories of a very horrifying childhood. Even if you have not read J.D. Stockholm's two books, Dear Teddy and Telling Teddy, based on his life as a five and six-year-old, these poems will still give you a good idea of what horrors this young, innocent boy had to endure. It is extremely disturbing and troubling to read but if you have read Dear Teddy and Telling Teddy first, it is even more so. And that is because you have a litt ...more
Vicki Easom Johnson
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jd-stockholm
I am halfway through the book. The word Ramblings is in the title. I don't find these as ramblings at all. I see pain, anguish, and deep hurt. I have highlighted many of the poems. My heart and soul is crying to reach out and hold him and let him know he is loved. Loved like a parent is suppose too. Not harmful. Insightful. Thank you James.
Pat
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I seem drawn to Jamie I need to hug and hold him so tight!
These poems are telling me about his dreadful abused childhood...
I have his books so I can read between the lines and can feel his pain ..
it's so upsetting to read but I am so very proud of him having to endure so much more than others .....
Your extremely strong Jamie and I will walk with you ......
Suzie Q
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heartbreaking

The words that are written have so much emotions to them. Some I read with tears in my eyes and the want to hug that little boy and ease his pain. It takes courage to share what is written in this book!
Rin
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rise From the Ashes

Different ramblings of a survivor 's stolen childhood.. Need to read the Dear Teddy series to truly understand why the author writes these dark poems. Honored to know his name...
Teresa
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This collection of poems by J.D. Stockholm, can be described at the very least, as hard hitting. How could the matter of abuse, not be? His frank and honest approach to something that has been a taboo subject in this world of ours for far too long, is sorely needed.

Learning of his story, which in part, is described in his book, entitled, "Dear Teddy: A Journal of a Boy(Part 1)," both shocked and saddened me. Reading the thoughts that were created by this author while writing it, shook me to my v
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Zelda
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Having been a victim of child and domestic abuse myself, the author's words really resonated with me. Each poem draws an exquisite portrait of the raw pain, despair, confusion,the longing to be "normal" experienced by the young boy. Yet his inner strength and intelligence shine through. I would like to say thankyou to the author for sharing such sensitive words and experiences with us, the readers.
Bambi Neal
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Sad

I do not like dark poetry. It did bring up old stuff that is gone,but not forgotten.i do not feel the need to revisit that time in my life. it is well written and I am certain very healing for this very sad boy/man and took great courage to write. I read all the books in this series and would be honored to know this courageous human being. We have some things in common.
Yvette Grimes
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
No words....

This poetry was raw and so brutally honest. No child should EVER face the things this author faced. But he survived and that makes him beyond special.
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