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Whispers from within

by John Harrison

  Print book : Poetry

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Author and three reviews on the back cover.   (2011-04-09)


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by MrJohnHarrison

.......Hi! I am the Author of 'Whispers From Within'. I wish to show you the three reviews which are on the back cover of my book. They can be seen on Amazons description too. But first here is a description on the back cover by myself:

......."This book is an expression of true feeling and thoughts through Poetry & Prose. It portrays the world of Child Abuse, the forced silence & inner one too. It goes through the range of emotions dealing with the consequences and aftermath of Abuse not least through the effects later in life with Mental instability & illness. It is a true, accurate and completely honest portrayal of the suffering & injustice but also of the hope too. And just like my real life story. I hope that the love contained within these pages are not too hidden from you as you turn them, but most importantly of all... when you finish the last one."

........"Every one of us is on a unique journey. In his book "Whispers From Within" John invites us to review the journey he's been on thus far... showing us both the highs and the lows, the times of great sadness and the moments of hope and love. I am inspired by the raw vulnerability expressed by John within these pages - he holds nothing back in his telling of the truth. If we allow it to, this book will challenge us to be real with our emotions and just may be the key to unlocking our own whispers from within." -- Helen Munt, NAPAC Office Manager.

........."John Harrison has been through things that most of us would find difficult to believe. He has coped, if that is the right word, by expressing himself through his poetry and does so extraordinary well. Many people use poetry as a cathartic tool, but few reach the goal of touching others with the strength of their work. John does. You cannot help but feel the emotional pain and confusion of the torment he endured, from his abusers and those who were given the responsibility of helping him. Poems like `The Rock' and `Consumed Within' take us to places we would rather not go to, but the poetry is our guide and enlightener. He uses it to not only as a release and to make sense of himself, but also to raise awareness of the issues that many like him face." -- Tony Stringfellow -Author, Poet and Radio Presenter.

........"Whispers from within is an insightful and emotional journey into the thoughts and feelings of a survivor of childhood abuse, who when the past begins to reveal itself, is further abused by a system that is supposed to be helpful and supportive. His poems and prose take you deep into the emotional pain he felt at the time. Johns poems have allowed me to have a clearer understanding of scars left by childhood abuse. John having survived, is now a campaigner breaking the silence to bring true Accountability, with Justice in mind."
-- Chrissie Heavey.

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