#review #5stars Where I Ache, by Megan O’Keefe

My Review:

Talk about touching on the kind of vulnerability level that everyone has, but few have the courage to speak out about. When I was contacted by the author after writing a review for Milk and Honey, I was a little reluctant to read it. I mean, Rupi really set the bar high! But now that I have, I can seriously say, “move aside Rupi, because Megan O’Keeffe is here to give you a run for your money.”

This isn’t the kind of poetry book you should read if you’re looking for a laugh or upliftment, which is actually my favorite kind of poetry, so to give a depressing sort such a good review really says a lot about the writing style. With intricate lines, and intimate detail, Megan leads us through an emotional roller coaster of a journey filled with love, self-doubt, desperation, the grief of losing a loved one, and self-reconciliation. The words are written with the sort of emotion that bleeds through and is felt on a real and relatable place of solace.

For anyone looking for someone to relate to their own struggle with self confidence and self worth, or who has suffered an unexpected loss and struggling to cope… READ THIS BOOK. Warning: there are triggers, so pay attention to the trigger warning page at the beginning of the book before diving in.



This collection is broken up into six chapters ranging from themes such as depression, jealousy, grief, and strength. These are delicate subjects to talk about and most people avoid them because of the uncomfortable vulnerability. I’ve always written and shared my poetry with the hope that readers would relate and feel less alone. I hope you feel a sense of community to all of those connected throughout this collection.Please seek professional help if these sensitive topics are affecting your daily health and happiness.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. A lovely review, Didi, sharing.

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    1. Thanks Robbie! 🤩😍


  2. omg Didi this is absolutely amazing!! Thank you so much, I can’t tell you how thrilling it is to be mentioned along with someone like Rupi. That was very sweet! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re an excellent poet! 🙂


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