One of the first things that I noticed about Cloud Thoughts is its clean, uncluttered layout and design. This ensures that nothing distracts the reader from the poems and what they want to convey.
The poems are modern in tone, lyrical, and appear to be straightforward at first glance. It's only when you re-read them that you discover the wealth of meaning underneath the words.
Some are short--only a few lines--whereas others fill a whole page. You can read the poems in any order and the varying lengths makes it an engaging experience.
I also feel that some of these poems would make good pop songs!
Some of my favorite lines are:
"You're always flying around my mind, just like a bird,
Thinking about you is the loudest silence that I've ever heard."
"I wish all of your memories would die off, and finally leave my head,
But ghosts cannot die, for they are already dead."
"I have all these built up feelings, that I try to contain,
I cry translucent tears, so no one can see my pain."
"Art is subjective, no matter what you choose to do."
"And if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will."
"But I need to finish this poem, poetry fixes me, I'm broken."
"Your dreams are for you to keep."
"Because flowers can grow anywhere, if you just give them a chance."
"I have skeletons in my closet, and cover them with jackets and shirts."
The poems talk about a variety of things: love and longing, heartbreak, pain, self-confidence, drunkenness, friendships, relationships, depression, death, and general life experiences. Reading them gave me moments of clarity and insight into my own thoughts and experiences.
I love the unapologetic tone of the author. He says what he wants, however he wants and does not shy away from talking about his deepest, darkest thoughts.
There's something for everyone and this is a lovely collection of poems to brighten your day!
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