Forever Us: A Story of Tragedy and Endless Love
Author: Roxanna Bianchi Alzamora
Sometimes things that are meant to be last a lifetime and other times just for a short time. Like a candle that burns slowly and eventually turns to wax life sometimes brings people into our lives when the candle is lit and they leave when the fire is out. Angela and Roxanna met and instantly connected on Facebook what a great way to meet and get to know someone. Friendships start often at their own pace as theirs did and blossomed into daily conversations and then a connection that happened the moment they saw each other for the first time. Angela went to Peru to meet her true love, Roxanna and here is where the story began before its untimely end.
Losing someone physically does not mean that they are not there for you in spirit and in mind when you need them. Connections are made in many ways as the author shares Angela’s emotional poems that you the reader can get to understand the true meaning of why Angela was so important in her life.
Angela’s poems include one titled Red in which she feels pain, fear, frustration and the many feelings that can be evoked when some sees RED! Red taunted her and Red was not Angela. It’s followed by a poem titled Patterns and then Words. Words have betrayed her, turned their backs, even are insufficient. Words are powerful and often create stress, loss and sadness and she states: Words have failed me, as I have failed me, as I have failed myself. She seems sad, not fulfilled and at times you read her words as if she has not found herself or where she wanted to be.
“Enlightenment is defined as being advanced and having gained necessary information or knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge.” This is the title of the next poem written by Angela which allows readers to understand more about her inner heart, how enlightenment enhanced or enriched her life: Each day the intuition climbs the trellis to reach acknowledgment or truth.
“Enlightenment then occurs when all of the configurations unite, and the body and soul are one.” It’s like she speaking to Roxana as she reads her poem trying to convey a message that they will always be together. Roller Coaster expresses the turmoil in life and how things take on different levels or meanings and she admits to being flawed, but her heart and soul were not hateful. She seems throughout reading her poems that she was trying to find herself and could not believe that someone would want or care for her. Your eyes I feel was written directly to Roxana as she describes her love, her dark pools of fantasy and asking if she will survive the energy of her soul and ending it with: Te Amo. It feels as if she knew that her time was short. The final poem It’s True embraces it all as Angela proposes to Roxana and when they decide to unite on pages 21-23. The pictures that follow allow readers to know both women and Roxana’s son.
Joining their hands together, meeting different family members and the happiness that was short lived. The special page written in Spanish, the two women showing their love and one of my favorite songs, What a Wonderful World.
The pictures bring to light the sparkle in Angela’s eyes and you can see why Roxanna thought that it was a wonderful world because she was in it. A final phone call and it was over.
Roxanna shares her thoughts and begins wit 58 hours later which focuses on the harsh realization that Angela was gone, her feeling that she was dying with every breath and nothing could block out the sorry and in the end: upset, angry clouds, they rain: A hurricane that shattered my soul! Losing someone you love is devastating. Her next two poems were titled Autumn and No More Like Her. This last one is a tribute to Angela and how all humans; she sates have a mind, and imagine the future. The loss of dreams, hopes and her physical existence harbors her anger and fear and the love that filled her seems to have created an empty hole within her. Can someone say that this is the design?
Losing someone you love is more than hard and trying to get over it that won’t happen but each day it gets easier and each day you can remember a moment in time that you shared with this person and that will always keep her in your mind, soul and heart forever. The last page is a dedication from Roxanna to Angela and she would want you to continue to write, continue to remember, take care of your son and find happiness in your life. A sterling tribute to someone that will touch the hearts and minds of many, including this reviewer forever as I sit here and remember my sister. I created my radio network in her memory to keep her alive and to let everyone know that she was the reason I review books and interview authors. Keep Angela in your heart and mind each day and do something either write a poem, story, or create something that will let the world know as you did starting with this book that Angela is always there.