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Candidreams: I Remember the Beginning (Book 1)
“Some may have their own opinion
about the kind of person I have been
but I know what I deserve-
that's all that matters in the end.”
-An excerpt from the poem “My Steady Beau”.
Candidreams: I Remember the Beginning offers an aspiring array of poems illustrating author Candie Ferald's refusal to be derailed or defined by tragic events or circumstances. Candie is angry about some of the painful realities of her young life. She concludes that somehow, God's unconditional love has passed her by.
Many of Candie's thoughts and decisions hail from a place of hurt and anger. A sudden tragedy magnifies those feelings. In a desperate attempt to numb her pain, Candie succumbs to the allure of drugs. She soon finds herself straddling the edge of self destruction. In this state, Ms. Ferald promises her dying Papa that she will reclaim her life.
We all have endured daunting experiences that challenged our faith and dreams. Likewise, we all possess the tools to rise from these traumas. Candidreams chronicles Candie's first emotional steps as she fights to return to her former self, or perhaps an even better one.
“I used the rock as a block
to mask my terrible sadness
but its numbing effects
only exacerbated my madness.”
-An excerpt from the poem “Heartstopper”.
Role Reversal: Turn Pain Into Power (Book 2)
"Turn your pain into power.
Manage its caustic showers.
From its duress, dare not you cower.
For you know who's waiting to devour
souls that from suffering, have been soured."
Author Candie Ferald is determined to more than survive her addiction, she has promised herself that she will strive despite it. In “Role Reversal: Turn Pain Into Power", Candie confronts the sordid experiences and emotions that led her to seek solace in a lifestyle that nearly destroyed her. Knowing that the devil gains ground in our human shame and silence, Candie does not shy away from her role in her downfall. She bravely uses her journey to illustrate the empowering fact that with faith and fight, anyone can reclaim their life. Candie relays her truths in vivid and breathtaking form.
"I called and asked my mom,
explaining the thoughts wouldn't go away.
She was shocked and saddened to hear
I had any traces of that day."
-Excerpt from the poem "6ooooh9".
"There is nothing that is good for you
that will cause your dreams to die.
There is nothing that is good for you
for which you must constantly lie."
-Excerpt from the poem "The Recount".
*Excerpt from the poem "Role Reversal".
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