“Though here is a word of warning—you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled, the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.” — Angels, Love & Misadventure.
To the one who never became mine, this book tells how I feel about you………………. Oh God, that’s so cheesy. But, whatever.
Alright, so, I’m just going to review (or just gonna tell you how I feel after reading it) this book called Love & Misadventure written by Lang Leav. There are three parts: Misadventure, The Circus of Sorrows, and Love.
I’m in love with the book because the poems are (kind of) universal, like they’re revealing your own love stories, and the words are really simple. I really feel like almost all these poems are coming out from my heart and it brings back to junior/high school days when to get a boyfriend/girlfriend was the most important thing in life.
There’s this moment when we read a poem, we feel like we just want to give that to our person, or wish that they would read it so they knew how we really feel.
One of my favorite poems from the book called Just Friends, it’s in Misadventure section.
You like this person, but then he/she can’t be yours.
Probably the most common thing that happens here.
“I know that I don’t own you,
and perhaps I never will,
so my anger when you’re with her,
I have no right to feel.
I know that you don’t owe me,
and I shouldn’t ask for more;
I shouldn’t feel so let down,
all the times when you don’t call.
What I feel—I shouldn’t show you,
so when you’re around I won’t;
I know I’ve no right to feel it
but it doesn’t mean I don’t.”
Another sappy one that I really love is A Question:
“It was a question I had worn on my lips for days—like a loose thread on my favorite sweater I couldn’t resist pulling—despite knowing it could all unravel around me.
“Do you love me?” I ask.
In your hesitation I found my answer.”
But hey, not all the poems are sappy, okay? Lang wrote the third section of the book, Love, with beautiful, breath-taking love poems that will make you fall in love deeper with the person you love right now and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.
“I don’t know how you are so familiar to me—or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before—in another time, a different place—some other existence.”
Do you feel the chills? Do you feel those butterflies inside your stomach? Yes? Then read this book.