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Death of a Good Girl

By Michelle Marie Jacquot

Loved it! 😍

Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while.

Synopsis

Death of a Good Girl is a collection of poetry about claiming your power. The power in becoming who you were meant to be, the strength in letting go, and the freedom in growing up. It's about the death of old ways, old loves, and most importantly, your old self. This book is full of short, potent poems that stay with you long after reading. The death of a good girl sounds like this.

Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest.


In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this collection was a way to collect a time in her life and let it go, and it certainly read this way. It feels like the ‘good girl’ sheds her skin, former beliefs and former fears; whether that be in saying goodbye to someone she loved, healing from hurt inflicted by others or taking the frightening step forward into a new world (of her own creation, this time). 


Jacquot’s words allow you to embrace becoming lost in somebody else’s loves and losses for a little while - an experience all poetry should provide, in my humble opinion - and on finishing you seem to have learnt a little more about yourself whilst feeling a little bit lighter.

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I've been running my own blog for just over two years now, as well as editing the blog Free Verse Revolution which showcases the work of writers from all over the globe. I'm an avid reader and work as a freelance editor for indie publishers. I'm also an English teacher.

Synopsis

Death of a Good Girl is a collection of poetry about claiming your power. The power in becoming who you were meant to be, the strength in letting go, and the freedom in growing up. It's about the death of old ways, old loves, and most importantly, your old self. This book is full of short, potent poems that stay with you long after reading. The death of a good girl sounds like this.

A Note from the Author

I've written poetry ever since I can remember. It’s the only thing I have ever instinctively known to do. I live and breathe to make sense and power out of words. As I grew older, I turned that poetry into lyrics, and began creating music. The poems to follow are a collection of lost lyrics. The thoughts in between. Stories that never turned into songs. Lines and ideas too small to become anything more than that, yet somehow still big enough to flash full length films in my head when I read them. A collection of who I used to be. The death of a good girl, the death of the girl I was at the time that I wrote them. So now, after years and years of carrying them with me, carrying her, I let go. They are no longer me, they are no longer mine. I hope you find truth and comfort in them, they’re yours now. I hope they get you somewhere you might not have even known you needed to go. The death of a good girl sounds like this.


About the author

Michelle Marie Jacquot is a storyteller from Los Angeles, California. She is a poet, singer, songwriter, and artist. Known musically as HARLEY, she is set to release her debut album. You can usually find her writing, writing, writing more, and overdosing on caffeine. view profile

Published on August 01, 2019

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Genre: Poetry

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