Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Tea: Warmth for the Fireside
The series of works and experiences described in the poems of this collection serve to articulate the continuous struggle that occurs within oneself. The author explores the complexity of sins and mistakes, the regret and guilt that follows, and the painstaking journey to seeking redemption and forgiveness, both from God and from oneself. Human nature is inherently good, however, when the soul is lulled by devilish whispers, it is inexplicably easy to fall into sin. Whether the following experiences are fictitious or not, they delve into the concept of self-awareness and place great importance in knowing that learning from the past is the best way to embrace it and move forward. Though the past may continue to haunt our minds in the darkest of nights, it is essential to remember that we are more than our mistakes. Failures in life, are always a journey—never a destination.