Poetry Book Centers on Love, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Author David Gilbert feels that humans today fight internal battles everyday trying to find and love themselves as who they are and not as how they should be. Attributing the struggle with the rise of social media, Gilbert believes the situation can be infuriating, if not depressing, as people compare their lives to others. In his published book “Not All Scars are Wounded” (published by Xlibris), Gilbert wanted to remind others that there is nothing wrong with being one’s real self. Through the book, Gilbert, who has a firsthand experience of struggling to be okay, puts his feelings into words.

In a nutshell, the book primarily deals with self-empowerment and acceptance of oneself. The poetry collection focuses on human relationships and the conflict that arises within the relationships. In the book, the idea of “love saves” is deconstructed. Gilbert believes no relationship should center on saving somebody. The author holds the principle a person must learn to accept someone for who they are and not who we think they should be, no matter how good one’s intentions to change the person.

Gilbert clarifies that he does not offer solutions on how to sustain relationships. He writes the book to remind readers that it is okay to become one’s self and that does not need saving.

“In relationships, it’s easy to lose oneself in someone we love to the point of dominance and dependence. Overall, I wanted to deconstruct this idea that ‘love saves’ as we shouldn’t expect to save anyone and that ultimately we shouldn’t love someone for their potential but love them for who they are, currently,” the author says.

“Not All Scars Are Wounded”

By David Gilbert

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781543441222

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781543441215

E-Book | 52 pages | ISBN 9781543441208

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

David Gilbert is a poet and writer from Dayton, revealing themes of love and life to uncover the importance of self-discovery and self-recovery. Attending four years at Stivers School for the Arts with a focus on creative writing and receiving his associate and bachelor’s degrees in English, he has learned his craft by understanding the significance of words to provoke fresh emotion and raw honesty.

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