I want to say that poetry has never been high on my list to read until I saw the beautiful cover for My Soul Is A Witness on Instagram. There is something about its simplicity and 70s style that drew me in.
As a white gay man, I definitely didn’t know what to expect reading the prose and felt like a fish out of water, but as I read, I felt a sense of inclusion, though the strife in my life no way competes. Many of the poems in this collection are about celebrating life and people of color as well as motivational to write and live life to its fullest.
I am very impressed with Yecheilyah Ysrayl’s voice and I hope that everyone will pick up a copy of My Soul Is A Witness.
I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.
About My Soul Is A Witness
My Soul is a Witness is a collection of poems that reminds us that there is still hope in our darkest moments. Nothing we go through is without a purpose. No pain we suffer, and no trial we experience happens without reason. It all ministers to our education and the development of ourselves into the people we are ordained to become. It helps to cultivate in us a spirit of patience, faith, humility, and self-control.
I hope these poems will do that for you. I hope this piece will invigorate and restore your Soul.
About Yecheilyah Ysrayl
Yecheilyah (e-SEE-li-yah, affectionately nicknamed EC) was born Stacey Hereford (Newson) and grew up on the South Side of Chicago, IL. She is an award-winning Author, Blogger, and Poet. She studied Technical and Professional Writing at Chicago State University, and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies at Argosy University, Atlanta. She is a member of Queens Circle of ATL Book Club and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She writes Black Historical Fiction, Poetry, and Inspirational Non-Fiction. Ysrayl is the founder of Yecheilyah Books LLC (formerly Literary Korner Publishing), Yecheilyah’s Annual Poetry Contests, Lit Mag Literary Magazine for Poets, and The PBS Blog, where she publishes the work of other writers, Book Reviews, and Writing Tips for Independent (Indie) Authors and Publishers. Yecheilyah lives in Dallas, Georgia with her husband where attends the University of West Alabama online while writing and publishing full-time. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.