Painting her life story with words, author MJ Bartholomew continues with her second book, “Long Story Short Deux’ reflecting a woman’s journey, all beautifully told through poetry. “Deux” is a compilation as much as a revelation of the many steps and missteps the author has taken; and her appreciation of the life force with all its beauty, trials and tribulations she speaks of and to.
Bartholomew also reveals the many major points of her existence through poems that not only speak, but touch the reader’s hearts. Relaxing and inviting are the tones of her poems, a good strategy to encourage readers to partake and share their own individual journey.
The interaction with others throughout a lifetime of days and nights and the memories stored from her childhood as well as the abundance of material surrounding and presenting itself to her has given Bartholomew material to share her experiences with readers, hopefully inspiring as well as encouraging.
Honesty combining artistry with words, Bartholomew has written a literary piece that not only speaks of her journey, but represents the journey and battles of many others, making “Long Story Short Deux” a truly relatable book.