Growing Flames, Fury and Lavender

A soldier reminisces his time on the war front, his romantic relationship and the social foibles that beset the regions in the world.

In these poems, the soldier shares his experiences and feelings on the battlefront with his fiancee, Melissa. He describes other wars and conflicts that have transformed our modern world, such as World War II, the Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghan wars, conflicts in Africa and other parts of the world. He then turns to the social problems affecting the marginalized in his country, America, lashing out at the injustices. In his 'final' letters to Melissa, the soldier expresses his romantic side matching her own feelings.

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A soldier reminisces his time on the war front, his romantic relationship and the social foibles that beset the regions in the world. In these poems, the soldier shares his experiences and feelings on the battlefront with his fiancee, Melissa. He describes other wars and conflicts that have transformed our modern world, such as World War II, the Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghan wars, conflicts in Africa and other parts of the world. He then turns to the social problems affecting the marginalized in his country, America, lashing out at the injustices. In his 'final' letters to Melissa, the soldier expresses his romantic side matching bher own feelings.
Emmanuel Kane wrote his first poem at age 11. Excited in the way his friends were swimming while others enthusiastically cheered them on, something came upon him to express his thoughts and feelings.

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With powerful imagery and language, Emanuel Kane takes his readers to places where they may not want to go. No one wants to experience war, suffering and death, but the world can’t turn a blind eye to it either. Many of these poems are uncomfortable and hard to read, but poetry doesn’t have to be pretty. Kane pulls the reader from the comfort of a chair into a world of uncertainty, where many people live out their daily lives. This is not an uplifting book, but it is a call to action, a call to care for our fellow man.

Jonathan K. Rice
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Iodine Poetry Journal