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Author: Sonya Tupone Lloyd
ISBN: 0976507277
Pages: 94 pages
Publisher: Tribute Books; 1st edition (December 8, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Death & Grief
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e-Book Call Me Sonya Grey: A Young Girl's Poems about Death, Life and Adolescence epub download

by Sonya Tupone Lloyd



Sonya Tupone Lloyd, former Stroudsburg resident, has recently published her first book . Call Me Sonya Grey' is a personal memoir of a young woman recovering from the death of her mother and estrangement from her father.

Sonya Tupone Lloyd, former Stroudsburg resident, has recently published her first book, 'Call Me Sonya Grey' with Tribute Books. Confronting a new family, future and name, Tupone chronicles her daily battles of grieving, self-expression and self-image.

Call Me Sonya Grey is a personal collection of poetic verse that is at once inspiring and challenging. Beginnng with the loss of her mother at age nine, Tupone Lloyd began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from early childhood through her twenties. In Call Me, Tupone Lloyd describes the daily battles of self-image and self-expression she experienced growing up Call Me Sonya Grey is a personal collection of poetic verse that is at once inspiring and challenging. Beginnng with the loss of her mother at age nine, Tupone Lloyd began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from.

This book made me thought and reflect about life the grey almost shadowy cover that made it looked like a memory, its magazine like pages,the content that's unique on its . We appreciate your support of "Call Me Sonya Grey.

This book made me thought and reflect about life the grey almost shadowy cover that made it looked like a memory, its magazine like pages,the content that's unique on its own dated back and forth through her childhood.

Call Me Sonya Grey is a personal collection of poetic verse that is at once . She captures the essence of adolescence and growing up for a young girl. I know as a 16 year old I can relate. How a young girl of age 9, who lost her mother, was estranged by her "father," and had to relocate to a completely new area and reestablish a new life for herself - can certainly leave quite a negative impression on a person.

Call Me Sonya Grey A Young Girl's Poems About Death, Life & Adolescence SONYA TUPONE LLOYD This personal collection of poetic verse is at once inspiring and challenging. Beginnng with the loss of her mother at age nine, Sonya began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from early childhood through her twenties. She describes the daily battles of self-image and self-expression she experienced growing up after the passing of one parent and the estrangement of another. With the death of her mother, Sonya lost a part of everything she had known.

Funny, fresh, and heartbreakingly poignant, this book had me laughing and crying at the same time. Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries series and Insatiable. Celebrated YA novelist Sonya Sones makes a HUGE splash with her first adult novel, The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, spinning a funny, fierce, and piercingly honest story about falling apart and putting yourself back together.

By Sonya Tupone Lloyd. Publisher : Tribute Books . ABOUT Sonya Tupone Lloyd. Sonya Tupone Lloyd currently lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland with her husband, Doug, her dog, Bailey, and her cat, Odie. She graduated from Marywood University with a BA in History and from George Washington University with an MA in Museum Studies. This is her first volume of poetry. Beginning with the loss of her mother at age nine, Sonya began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from early childhood through her twenties.

Read all poems on Death. Best Death poems in this page. Every day a new Death poem. He a man in the spring of life who foresaw fully that the peaceful hour of freeing himself from the clutches of life was fast nearing. He was awaiting Death's visit gratefully, and upon his pale face appeared the dawn of hope; and on his lops a sorrowful smile; and in his eyes forgiveness. He was poet perishing from hunger in the city of living rich. He was placed in the earthly world to enliven the heart of man with his beautiful and profound sayings.

Sonnet X, also known by its opening words as "Death Be Not Proud", is a fourteen-line poem, or sonnet, by English poet John Donne (1572–1631), one of the leading figures in the metaphysical poets of seventeenth-century English literature

Sonnet X, also known by its opening words as "Death Be Not Proud", is a fourteen-line poem, or sonnet, by English poet John Donne (1572–1631), one of the leading figures in the metaphysical poets of seventeenth-century English literature. Written between February and August 1609, it was first published posthumously in 1633.

Sonia Ivanko is an ordinary girl and doesnt stand out much. A pretty, smart, and sociable girl Sonia loves to party and is rarely in a bad mood

Sonia Ivanko is an ordinary girl and doesnt stand out much. A pretty, smart, and sociable girl Sonia loves to party and is rarely in a bad mood.

Call Me Sonya Grey is a personal collection of poetic verse that is at once inspiring and challenging. Beginnng with the loss of her mother at age nine, Tupone Lloyd began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from early childhood through her twenties. In Call Me, Tupone Lloyd describes the daily battles of self-image and self-expression she experienced growing up after the passing of one parent and the estrangement of another. With the death of her mother, Tupone Lloyd lost a part of everything she had known. Two states away, she finds herself with a different family, school, friends, home and a new name. The verses written during this time are one woman s exploration of her raw, emotional responses to dramatic life changes. This is Sonya's story. Call Me Sonya Grey
monotronik
I haven't read all of the poems yet (according to the author who is a friend), I was supposed to read any of them, but what I have read impresses me. I haven't gone through the same hardships but can still relate to the feelings that I am alone, I think that any one can. Any teenage girl would benefit from reading this, to see that they aren't the only one struggling with not liking how you look, to falling in and out love, and it would be especially helpful for someone who has lost one or both parents.
Ndlaitha
Now I'm no poetry expert or critic by any means, but I really enjoyed this book and the poems within. I was able to understand the authors battles with self image and expression, which is why I think her poems will ring true to many young people. I almost wished the book had more poems in it, but at the same time I was able to spend more time enjoying the ones it had.

Here is one that I particularly felt a kinship with:
First Kiss

Fair haired boy, I will bestow a kiss on you.

Your seraphic face upturned to mine.
Your creamy white skin leaning over mine.
Your melting eyes intensely on mine.

The sheen of my hair covers
Us in murky shadow
While your eyes mesmerize
In our iridescent embrace

Your dusky eyelashes touch
My honey brown cheek
Your slender fingers curve
Around my beating heart

Your lips on mine are a silky touch
I have never known

If you are a fan of poetry, I think you will enjoy this collection of poems.
Drelalak
In having read Sonya Tupone Lloyd's trials and how she overcame them through poetry, I can't help but be amazed. How a young girl of age 9, who lost her mother, was estranged by her "father," and had to relocate to a completely new area and reestablish a new life for herself - can certainly leave quite a negative impression on a person. Each person comes through these most trying times in different ways; Ms. Tupone Lloyd's avenue of poetry is to be commended.

The outcome of her book, "Call Me Sonya Grey," speaks volumes about the pain and suffering that she must have gone through as a youth and best demonstrates and serves as a positive example to anyone and everyone who is currently or has had to overcome similar life experiences, that you can make lemons out of lemonade - and that better yet, you can help to serve humankind in making a difference in the lives of others through literature.

A truly heroic effort, it certainly must have been painful for Ms. Tupone Lloyd to get the words in this book onto paper - and must have been most painful for a young woman who had been years removed from the events that spurred this poetic movement, to have to relive them through the editing and publishing of her book. I certainly give her and all those involved in the publishing of this book all the respect in the world for having brought to fruition such a wonderful publication.

I must thank Ms. Tupone Lloyd for showing to others that she (and all of us) can take something that many may consider an insurmountable challenge, and prove that not only can the challenge be overcome, but it can be overcome to help prove to those going through similar, that good can come out of all. I certainly suggest that you read what Ms. Tupone Lloyd has to say in her book, and look forward to reading more from this inspired author.
Onnell
Contrary to the previous reviewer's response, I felt that Tupone Lloyd presented a sense of raw emotion to the reader. This raw emotion is something that only a select few people, who have experienced any type of serious loss, can really understand.

The previous reviewer also mentions that Tupone Lloyd's word choice "seemingly rends significance from thin air." I disagree. What the previous reviewer does not recognize is that the author is not trying to pose as Robert Frost or Emily Dickinson, but is trying to speak from the soul, and what she was feeling at that time. One quote that comes to mind, is from Voltaire, who is known as one of the greatest French authors of all time. He said that, "Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls."

Although only a teenager at the time, Tupone Lloyd was going through some intense feelings and emotions, and as Emily Dickinson once said, "Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion." Obviously the author was trying to release her contained emotions about many issues that she was dealing with at the time. Sylvia Plath, who is one of the most famous 20th century poets, has created many poems with the same sense of raw emotion that Tupone Lloyd presents to her readers. To have the talent to present raw emotion on the level that Sylvia Plath did is simply extraordinary.

Lastly, I would like to applaud Tupone Lloyd for having the courage to present her work to the world. It takes a great and courageous person to do that, and Tupone Lloyd is definitely one of them.
Skrimpak
I really found this collection of poetry to be moving and powerful. When she speaks of her loss and pain, I understand where she's coming from, having lost a loved one close to my heart, too. Even though her life has been more troubling and harder than mine, it was nice to feel some connection while reading her poetry. This is a great book at a great value. Why read some mass produce drivel when you read the real thoughts and ideas of a person!