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They Won't Shut Up

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  31 reviews
In this second book of poetry, Cindy's voices
continue their relentless sharing of their opinions.
Touching on many of the emotions and life situations
humans encounter, they offer their viewpoint in the hopes
of finding the path to peace. At the end of the book, Cindy has
shared a small section spotlighting the works of her angel daughter,
to whom this book is lovingly dedicat
Paperback, second, 210 pages
Published November 2013 by Cindy J. Smith
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Cindy Smith
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Really, Goodreads wants me to review my own book? What do they think I am going to say? It sucks? Well, SURPRISE, I loved it!! I think you will too!
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
They Won’t Shut Up by Cindy J. Smith

4 Stars

Last night I got an email
It asked if I would read
This little book of poems
And of course I just agreed

It didn’t take me very long
The read, it was quite fast
Learning all the special things
From Cindy’s recent past

The book was split in sections
With the subjects written clear
From the special people in her life
To days and weeks and years

Most were quite refreshing
With their meanings free to find
And I found the journey interesting
Into this writers mind

If you l
Wanda Hartzenberg
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Lacking some of the raw emotion of the first book of poetry this is no less an open book to a person soul.
I have countless poems I can recite that I figure is a must read but those that really got me thinking is in no particular order.
Cereal Killer - it is a funny poem. I liked that.
Evil and Twin
Westobor Baptist Church - disturbing poem.
The Dragon Lady. We all know this gal.
Bouquet - loved the poets use of words colors etc in this one.
Dragon Lord
Jacquie Talento
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy from the author for an honest review.
Wouldn’t we all like to be able to put our thoughts on paper and have them written exactly how we feel? Ms. Smith has done it for us from seasons to children, feelings of loss and hope. She has poems that will make you think, one’s that will make you smile and so on. I love her work and I found so many as favorites as I hope you will as well.
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Once again Cindy has given me a little peace(I meant to spell it that way) of Heaven on Earth in this crazy world. I love to read her poetry because it puts me in my Zen place and I get a break from the cruel world. I can not wait to get my hands on more of her poems. I would tell anyone who wants to have a breather from life just for a few minutes a day this read is what you want. Thank you Cindy for sharing your world with us. <3
R.A. Sears
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll start off by saying I'm not a huge lover of poetry. I feel like a lot of folks just take whatever comes to their minds, throw it into stanzas, and call it poetry. That's not the case with Cindy Smith's second collection "They Won't Shut Up"! This book covers a lot of very real topics, ranging from everyday occurrences to playboys, dream lovers, children, and the Westboro Baptist Church.

I have to say that my favorite poem in the collection is "Evil & Twin." It speaks of an optimist who only
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All ages and genres to cherish and love
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Cindy J. Smith Author
10+*s. I was extremely hooked to this book of poems. This author is able to bring her poetry to an audience that is able to sit and relate their lives with the poems of this book be it from the past or the present. I love how these poems stop and make you think of life in general and emotion that is hidden in each story. Some put a smile on my face as another brought a tear to my eyes. I just love loved how the depth of each poem brought out and different emotion and made me think for a minute a ...more
Uvi Poznansky
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They Won't Shut Up is a heartfelt body of work, presented with a stark title, and with a cover that expresses what is unique about this author. Cindy J. Smith is a truck driver who is blessed with a natural gift. Often while driving through the night, when all is quite, she is hearing these voices flowing through her mind, heart and gut, making her a vessel through which they are delivered to paper. This verse, for example, brought a mile to my lips:

I write what they have to say
Rhyming as fast a
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cindy J Smith is an amazing poet who has voices in her head that will not shut up until she writes down their words. These voices come to her as she is driving huge semi's as an over the road (otr) truck driver! Hence the name of her two books, Voices In My Head and They Won't Shut Up. Two truly amazing wonderful selections of poems by a woman with a big heart who has been through loss and grief, Love and hope, all of her feelings right there on paper for all of us to read and feel as well. What ...more
Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
Are we sisters from another mother?! Some of your poems reminded me of things Ive written about or thought about in great detail. I love reading poetry for that reason. Being able to make a connection with others thru similar thoughts feelings and experiences only to feel it from another perspective is amazing. Thank you Cindy for baring and sharing your soul with us. Some of your work must have been quite difficult to share. Inbetween laughing about your love for cereal, lost loves, fighting fo ...more
Rebecca Ann Baker
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes potery
Recommended to Rebecca by: author release event
I am normally not a big poety fan as I have grown old I have began to understand it at a new level. Cindy covered a wide away of topics and issues that can occur in everybody's lives. I really enjoyed all the aspects the she touched and makes you think a little deeper about the topic then you would normally. Im passing it on to my 19 year old daughter I think she might enjoy the book too. Cindy also has a previous poetry book to read. I myself plan to review it too.
Brandy Lowe
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love poetry and enjoyed this book immensely! Cindy writes poems that are not only well versed, but something I'm sure every reader can find one of them to relate to. For me, Cheat and Me were my faves. I look forward to more from Ms. Smith in the future. ...more
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it was very inspirational and a lot of the poems I could relate to in my own life - would recommend to everyone as a must read - Congrats Cindy on another wonderful book
I really enjoyed this book it was very interesting and I could relate to it hope everyone enjoys it as I did
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read poetry I expect the words to make think and provoke emotion....This book of poetry did much more than that! The author Cindy J. Smith has such a way to make the words jump off the page and draw you in and lose yourself. With each poem, I felt something while reading them and some I felt more than one emotion at a time.
Each poem took me to a world all of my own, were the words brought forth memories for me. I cried,laughed,and sighed with each poem I read. From the first poem to the l
Sandra Love
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is Cindy’s second poem book and WOW, I think she outdid herself on this book. I love how she split the poems up in different parts. This book had a lot more poems then the first book. It was a very fast, interesting and intriguing book. I loved this book so much, and they all took my breath away. She had me in tears again with how wonderful she had written them. All Cindy’s poems are passionate and truthful, and again I felt as if she poured her heart and soul into both books. If you want ...more
Christoph Fischer
"They Won't Shut Up" by Cindy J. Smith is another wonderful selection of poems by a woman with a big heart. I would have called this anthology after one of the poems, Heart Song, (one of y favourites) to honour this fact.
Smith writes poems to her friends, about her friends and family, warm, full of feeling and caring.
She is not just emotional but also philosophical at times or witty, e.g. when she addresses an Adonis.
The range of emotions and subjects portrayed is wide, Cindy seems to be inspire
Joy Whiteside
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book of poems. I enjoyed it a lot. I was lucky enough to receive a copy ahead of time and I am happy that I was able to.

Cindy J. smith has put a lot of herself into her poems and I found that I could not read this book in one sitting. I had to be in the right frame of mind to do so and even then I could only read a few at a time. This could also be from the fact that I have always been more of a book fan then for poems which considering that I had a cousin who was a publishe
Jeannette Joyal
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
collection of exquisite poems written from an extraordinary Woman with an incredible gift to describe heart filled experience. As I read these poems feelings, that had been long ago buried deep with in my mind, began to awaken flooding my heart with joy and sadness. While the tears flowed freely I began to feel a heavy weight being lift from my soul leaving me with a peace I had not felt in a long time. Thank you Cindy I will cherish these forever! May Cindy's Voice reach your soul so you can ex ...more
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved "They Won't Shut Up" by Cindy J. Smith. Another 5 Star review for the Amazing Ms. Smith. She has the ability to draw the reader in with each poem she writes. You will lose yourself in a whirlwind of emotions with each one you read. I am in awe at the ability of this author to be able to make such amazing words be able to come to life. I would definitely recommend this book for everyone. ...more
Tonya Rupell
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully thoughtful collection of work based on true honest feelings of today's life. Cindy's poems will make you laugh, cry and best of all think! Just take a moment to think about her words and you will understand how powerful they are. This is the second book of hers and I look forward to a third! ...more
Trevor Couturier
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am slowly making my way through this book. Like her first book, "Voices In My Head", Cindy has done a wonderful job of mixing up the poetry to include all types of poems.
I recommend this book to ALL poetry lovers.
Mel Wolf
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From belly laughs to heart wrenching tears, Cindy J Smith touches all aspects of life itself. Hard to put down. This book is welcome during periods of joy or pain because Cindy clearly lets the reader know she/he is not alone.
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book!

A marvellous collection of poems by a seasoned poet who has been writing all through her life. Each poem is a beautiful creation of its own!
Marie Fostino
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I met this wonderful author on Facebook. I am not a poem person but I decided that I wanted to read what she wrote. Her poems made me think and go into other worlds with a smile on my face. Like her poem 'Sandman' put me back in time as I put my children to bed when they were young, or like her poem 'Crying' which brought me back to some of the bad times I shared with my husband. Life is full of good times & bad times and Cindy seems to know how to describe these feelings in her poems. Thank you ...more
Elle Klass
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was introduced to this author a few months ago and instantly fell in love with her writing. Her poems are honest pieces of her heart, some are playful others are a little dark, written in rhyming stanzas. Her family and friends are the target of her poems making for enjoyable reading. I was easily drawn into her world through her words and found myself laughing and relating to my own life. She brings life observations to paper such as the poem Adonis – the shallow ladies’ man – or Me – a poem ...more
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
They Won't Shut Up is another amazing book of poetry from the truly talented Cindy J. Smith. I NEVER closed the book. The spectrum of emotions expressed in these poems is overwhelming, and cathartic. I do have a favorite from this one, though. The Soldier really hit home for me. From laughing, to crying and back. What a terrific collection. No real main theme, just awesome words. I hear music and feel strengthened. Thank you to Cindy's voices. Please never stop! ...more
Aaron Boxley
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
"They Won't Shut Up" by Cindy J. Smith, was a fun and unique read. She captures certain elements or moments in her own and in other peoples lives and turns them into a picturesque adventure. I quite thoroughly enjoyed her "Cereal Killer", "Dragon Lord" and "Kid Toys", as these poems seemed to bring me back to my early days as a child and the travels my mind would take to when I was playing. ...more
Nov 08, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ghastly! Rhyme appeals only to four year olds, and the makers of sentimental, vomit inducing, birthday cards.
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great read!
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I lived in Avon, NY until I was in college. My family moved to FL and I moved around the eastern US for about 10 years until settling in IN with my husband 17 years ago. We are truck drivers and have seen most of the continental US through work. I have 5 sisters and no brothers. We had one daughter, Jasmine, who passed away and have one granddaughter, Valerie who is now 7. I have written poetry mo ...more

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