Bookish Witch

My Black Rose by Deblina Bhattacharya

Blurb (as on Amazon):

Dear Reader,

I wrote this book to remind you to never
give up on hope in times of pitch-black
darkness. I know you are feeling weak,
your steps are faltering, skeptical of
whether you should keep moving forward.
I wanted this book to remind you that you
are a fighter, and that no matter how many
thorns lie ahead, you have to keep moving
forward to see the light at the end of the
tunnel. I hope this book helps you find
acceptance in the shadows of self-loathing
and hopelessness and teaches you to

identify your own rarity in this world of 8
billion. May the words written between
these pages teach you how to discern the
beauty in the aura of the dark.

With love

Your poet,


Genre: Fiction/Poetry

Pages: 82

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback


  • Kindle eBook: 69 INR/ $2.99
  • Paperback: 179 INR/ $5.00

My Rating: 4.3/5

A collection of 82 poems and three sections: wounded, scarred and healing; wherein the poetry, in the beginning, is dark, focusing on the bitter memories. But the poems in the last section are full of hope and positivity.

What I liked about the book:

-> The poems take us on a journey of self-discovery and love as we pick up the broken pieces of ourselves and our them back together.
-> The poet brings up the fact that we shouldn’t compare our pain with anybody else’s.
-> The book succeeds by staying with authentic emotions and bringing forth small experiences. These experiences may be tiny in size but they have vast implications on our day-to-day life. The poems in this collection are a balm for tough times. This is a highly recommended read because there is at least one poem for everyone.
-> The poems talk about the things we all have experienced at least once in our life through this order. This adds that factor of ‘relate’ to the poems for the readers. It’s admirable how she’s written the poems in a raw yet brave manner. It does tend to give one hope about things being alright.

What I did not like about the book:

-> If the reader is not in the right state of mind, the poems might trigger some people because this book contains some dark poems and themes.

Quotable quotes:

-> Broken but courage and
Faith restored, ready to

Begin anew
-> Every piece is beauty in its own
Your darkness and your light

Like stars, they both eternally glow
-> Now I only hum that lullaby to myself whenever the darkness is too much to bear
-> Thing I’m able to hold Onto is hope, The hope for the better days
->I waited all day,
And I waited all night
For a tiny sliver of hope

That was never meant to be mine
-> And So I live with regrets
Of what could have been done, what could have been said
So many things I wish I could change
But life never stops, it goes on, forward
carrying the regrets forward along with it
And so, I live with a broken heart, a weeping soul
And so many regrets

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