Review: Ice Cream And Suicide by Jack Ray
This book was written out of pain, regret, and sorrow. This is evidence in the poems. The author clearly had a very bad breakup and he is struggling to move on. In some poems he is practically begging for his lover to return and others are written with venom and disgust. This lover clearly did a number on him.
The thing about poems is that they sometimes feel like you are reading someone's diary. Ice and Suicide was no different. I felt uncomfortable sometimes because it felt personal and angry. As readers, we are looking at a small window of the situation, one that the author was so kind to share.
Everyone's feelings are valid so we can't really judge on how something comes across when we don't know everything. The only thing we can do is understand and relate. I personally haven't been in a similar situation so I was unable to relate to Ice and Suicide, but I can see how someone else might be able to. Losing someone isn't easy, especially when that person willingly chooses to walk away.
Ice and Suicide is a set of raw poems of someone who has lost their love. The two main reoccuring emotions are angry and sadness.