Open a new door is a book of poetry about life in South Africa, with poetry contributions from South Africa poet, Kim Blades, and South African author and poet, Robbie Cheadle (aka Roberta Eaton Cheadle).
You can find more poetry by Kim Blades here: https://kimbladeswritingblog.wordpress.com
Open a new door is available as a soft copy book and ebook from Amazon:
Open a New Door is a poetic peep into the lives of the poets, Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle, both of whom live in South Africa.
The book is divided into four categories: God bless Africa, God bless my family and friends, God bless me and God bless corporates and work. Each part is sub-divided into the good, the bad and the ugly of the two poets’ experiences, presented in rhyming verse, free-style, haiku and tanka, in each of these categories and include colourful depictions of their thoughts and emotions.
The purpose of this book of poetry is encapsulated in the following tanka and haiku poems:
What drives me to write?
To share my innermost thoughts
The answer is clear
It’s my personal attempt
To make some sense of this world.
Like the unfurling petals
Of the Desert Rose
5 star review by a verified purchaser on Amazon
Open a New Door by Robbie Cheadle and Kim Blades is a poetry collection with themes on the nature and life in Africa, the poets’ families and friends, their personal lives and the cooperate world. In each theme, the poets explored the good, the bad and the ugly. At the end of each poem, a short narrative gave the background or situation under which the poems were written. The poems are modern, free verse with rhymes and no rhymes. Each poem is easy to read in the length or one or two pages.
In Life in Africa, Robbie Cheadle showed her compassion toward the poverty of African people young and old. In Poets’ Families, Robbie shared her joy of having a son with an amazing mind and her worry about another son’s physical disease. In Poets’ Personal Lives, Kim expresses her emotion about her husband leaving her and her loneliness.
This poetry collection covers a wide range of personal experiences, observations and emotions. Many people could relate to them.
A 5 star review on Goodreads
Open a New Door is an emotional tour de force!
South Africa is a mysterious part of the world many of us will never have the opportunity to visit. Robbie and Kim have brought the best, and in some cases saddest, snapshots of the country they love to life through the magic of poetry.
One of my favorites- Some people by Robbie Cheadle
Some people mark this imperfect world, just by being, make it a better place, encouraging, selfless and enthusiastic, they’re a buffer against the rat race.
Some people evolve into human hubs, knowing everyone – friends with all, able to link you up with someone, to help you stand proud and tall.
Some people have enormous hearts, that seem to beat outside their body, touching everything around them, tinging with goodness the weak and shoddy.
Some people mould our minds and spirits, forging new thought patterns that inspire, following in such worthy footsteps, Becomes our ambition and desire.
God calls some people back to him, before we are ready, or want, them to go, as we pick ourselves up and go on – alone,
His guidance in our actions will show.
Cheadle, Robbie. Open a new door: a collection of poems (Kindle Locations 497-502). Roberta Writes. Kindle Edition.
More than the poetry, is the beating heart of a country in turmoil- poignant and beautiful.
I give Open a New Door 5 lovely kisses!