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I Hope This Reaches Her in Time

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  3,620 ratings  ·  366 reviews
Paperback, 74 pages
Published November 19th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Micah Francis
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
This book had so much potential but it just fell flat for me. I felt there was too much change in POV. One minute the poem was about someone and in the next it was about the poet. The layout of the book had no flow and seemed to jump from one thought idea to the next and then back again. One page may be about pain the next about being healed and then the next about the healing process. I may try this book again, maybe it’s just not coinciding with my mood. This read, however, was a complete let ...more
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
broken girls
blossom into warriors

I love this collection. Every single piece said something to me. It was confrontational, and empowering, and is everything I need at this moment.

This is a collection for anyone who has been down trodden, and made to fell less than they are. Its full of affirmation and encouragement that you are stronger than you can imagine, and that you deserve to be you above all else.

Poetry is very personal. Some resonate, others don't. I can't tell you to read this. I cant t
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Yes. This book has reached me.
the girl who deserves the sun
is tired of being rained on

the girl you don't appreciate
will get tired of loving you


she made oceans
with her tears
she used the heartache
as motivation to build
the boat
in hopes of sailing
far away from everything
and everyone
who hurt her


girls like you have roses
inside of them
that are strong enough
to bloom through blizzards

And I'm not too glad it did.

I do appreciate the well-intentioned effort to empower women somehow but... To sum up my d
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
a quick read but i am glad i read it.
for awhile, i did not enjoy reading sin's work.
after reading reading 4 or his books i only enjoyed
2 (Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I & Rest in the Mourning)
until today.

i think this book called out lovers on their bullshit
and pointed out their own shortcomings.
how we give so much and have nothing to show for it
but sadness and self-doubt all because we wanted to find
a home in someone else.

"i wish your desire to be happy somehow outweighed
your tolerance f
Andreia ♡The Butterfly Lover♡
♥♡Miss me
like archers with bad aim
Lose me
like hands on a rope
incapable of holding on

Regret leaving me
like the Sun does the sky
my absence
like a slow death
that you will struggle to survive

Look for me
like eyes struggling
through darkness

Reach for me
like lungs struggling
for air

Search for me
like the meaning
of words


Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, owned-ebook
someday your soul will no longer linger
in places where pain exist

This poetry collection by far is my favourite one out of all R.H. Sin's works. The thing I loved most about it was the depth. Sure, it could have passed as some simple post from Tumblr (as is usual in some of his pieces, to be honest), but I found that I didn't mind that as much. The collection talked about love, heartache, self-love and everything that comes with those things.

i was the ocean
you wanted rivers
i wa
JoAnna Griffin
Short and too simple

Way too short and more on a very young woman’s level. Heard all the sentiments in the poetry before in much more creative ways.
Raine McLeod
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
A couple of phrases in this book were well-said, but the rest of it read like a moody teen who decided to publish her diary. I didn’t realize until the end that this particular book was written by a moody grown man (one who doesn’t know the difference between its and it’s, but I digress). It was not good.

The numbers “121914” are not a poem. Neither is “1:11...” and I’m getting really tired of ~flowery~ short sentences being passed off as poetry.

Also, ocean and moon metaphors belong to women, no
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great collection for 99 cents???

Very much tailored for girls post break up so if that's not your situation, it will be tiresome. It was a bit much at times in the sense of "you missed out on a great girl!!! let's describe how great she is!!". But for the price and for the page length I think it did what it was trying to do.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: feminism, poetry
A bit surprised to see this collection resting at a 4.12 (as of 12/9/17), as I really wasn't able to find anything remarkable within it.

There's no doubt to me that some of these pieces would serve as positive affirmation for many people (primarily women, it seems to be the target of Sin's writing). Sin relies primarily on the pronoun "you" throughout the text, as they're speaking directly to the person reading the book and it's MOSTLY in a positive light or as a means of encouragement. One poem
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is collection of poems that I want to gift to so many women, all over the world; friends, family members and strangers. Because who hasn’t felt like this? Who hasn’t been left feeling broken after a relationship has ended? Who hasn’t been disappointed by someone who was meant to love them unconditionally? It’s a universal feeling, and Sin encapsulates it so beautifully in just 72 pages. I’m (thankfully) no longer in a place where these poems really hit home for me, but I’d strongly recommen ...more
Ruby Hernandez
Jun 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
I'm pretty disappointed. This book is everything classic poet lovers stereotype contemporary poetry as. Very cliche, didn't make sense at times, and had no flow altogether as a whole. It has the ambiance of being written by a middle schooler who just discovered The Smiths and saw her ex-boyfriend of 2 weeks sharing chicken fingers with her gym class enemy.
Kate ♡
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, poetry
This was way too short to rate properly so it’s around 3-4.
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loveeeeed it
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
It was a good, quick read. I enjoyed it overall but definitely didn't give me the feels I was hoping I would get.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was the first poetry book I ever completed. I've never been a fan of poetry but after I read a few pages of "sea of strangers" at a friend's and another friend sent me this book as a present, I thought I'd try.

Well, reading into a Lang Leav book probably was a beginner's mistake. My expectations were high and this collection could not live up to them. While I enjoyed some of the poems (I marked those that hit me- exactly 10), most of them were either unrelatable to me or do I
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
you, reading this
your eyes dancing
on this page
you, the one who knows
how it feels
to have their heart
racing out of their chest
overrun with anxiety
desperate for relief

it is you who wants to be loved
understood for everything that you are
it is you, the one reading this
the one who is close to tears...

This poetry collection made me cry. This is not the first collection that impacted me, but it is the first to make my eyes well with tears.
When I read the poem above, I lost it and my tears escaped.

I con
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I resolved to add more poetry to my reading list in 2018, so I picked this one up. Some interesting short lines would make for a good moody Instagram post, but as a poetry collection it fell flat for me.

Maybe something just rubs me the wrong way about a man projecting feelings on a woman, especially about a failed relationship. It did not resonate with me.
Lisa Perez
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this with no expectation just just to enjoy poems by the genius, R. H. Sin. However, i am left without words. On this day, two years ago, my heart and world were shattered. This book is so fitting to this as I am still healing and still learning to love myself.
Freesiab (Bookish Review)
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I find eating poetry very hard. This was a deal on Amazon Unlimited. I enjoyed most of it. It seemed to relate to my personal space currently. Worth checking out.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
4.5 stars

This was so good and I really loved a lot of the poems!
Brittny Desvarieux
Dec 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
1.5/5 stars. I didn’t like it.

I have read this book three times, and in all honesty, I didn't enjoy it very much. It was painfully sophomoric, redundant, lacked depth and poetic language. I personally wouldn't even consider 90% of this book as poetry, but rather general statements/advice. For many of the poems, the vocabulary took away the quality of the poems and as a result, the poems seemed underdeveloped and immature. Sin would use words like "girls" instead of "women" or "man child/bad boy
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Ashley Taylor
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really enjoy this style of poetry. I think If this was my first or even third R.H Sin book than I would of enjoyed it a lot more. I just find the poetry to be too repetitive and everything blurs together. I did mark three poems that stood out to me and I will go back to read over those from time to time
I would of also enjoyed this more if I was in a different place in my life. I think being in a settled happy relationship that I can only go off of past emotions to try to connect with these po
Mar 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018, poetry
Eh, maybe 1.5 stars? (I do like Sin's writing style - at least for his longer poems.)

While a couple poems stood out to me, I really did not enjoy this collection. Most of the "poems" were only pithy two-line Tumblr sentiments in the vein of "You go, girl!" or "You do you!" I've read two previous collections by Sin, and while I liked the first, the other I did not, and this one I did not, so I don't plan on reading any more by him. One of my main problems with his poetry is that he writes as a ma
Dec 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018, poetry
i was the ocean
you wanted rivers

Thank goodness this was short. I don't wish to offend, but this is just as R.H. Sin wrote in one of his poems here: this is, once more, "typical / predictable." Poetry can be empowering or raging or both, but it should be done in a way that echoes the art that poetry itself is, not ceaseless screaming into the void. I want to sigh at the beauty of the written word, but I cannot find it here.
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
“you, reading this
your eyes dancing
on this page
you, the one who knows
how it feels
to have their heart
racing out of their chest
overrun with anxiety
desperate for relief

it is you who wants to be loved
understood for everything that you are
it is you, the one reading this
the one who is close to tears
so close to breaking

it is you who will save yourself
because this is what you’ve always done
because you are strong enough
to do so”
Ivan Negroni
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read poetry

I bought this book because it was .99 cents and a short read. After the first few pages it had me in tears. Longing for someone is not a good feeling but being hopeful is, and this book is just that.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant, Beautiful, Heartwarming and Relatable

It was so relatable, so good that I just was so invested in this that I could stop reading!
I was feeling every word, every feeling
I will always recommend this poetry book to my friends
So So good
Samantha Yeung
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
if you can’t relate it’ll sound kind of meh and immature to you
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