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Inexhaustible Life of Chaos: Angst & Anger
Inexhaustible Life of Chaos:  Angst & Anger, a poetry anthology by author Robert M. Levasseur
Poetry Anthology

Inexhaustible Life of Chaos: Angst & Anger is the first book in a five book Poetry anthology series by Robert M. Levasseur. Available NOW! Click here to purchase. Self-published, under RoBec Enterprises, LLC. The LLC is the small business Robert and his wife, Rebecca, founded in 2019 for the purpose of doing a small online antiquing business.

Angst & Anger contains poems dealing with lost love, the angst of unrequited love and the sorrow that follows. It also deals with anger, rage, sarcasm and contempt. The language the author uses is powerful and biting. He pulls no punches when it comes to someone who has harmed or insulted him in some way.

A Poetry Sampling

More importantly, many of the poems seem to have an undercurrent of fear of abandonment. The author discovered that many of the poems contained in Angst & Anger actually seem to deal with his childhood trauma. Even the author is quick to admit that he has had difficulty maintaining relationships; therefore, many of his poems deal with the pain of love gone astray and the anger he has felt when relationships have turned sour.

A great example of the powerful language found throughout Angst & Anger, are these lines from Your Dead Horizon:

“…with one touch I am
asphyxiated
emasculated
entombed
my ashes barely glancing
your frozen ground.”

The powerful feelings expressed in Angst & Anger compel the reader to examine the choice of words and the complex manner in which many of the poems seem to have been created. In Heaven and Hell, the author’s anger can be subtly experienced through lines such as these:

“…Weary worn eyes
divulge dead whys
long imagined lies
I think…”

Rhyming Isn’t Dead

Inexhaustible Life of Chaos: Angst & Anger is a bold book is comprised of both free-verse and rhyming poetry. In this era, where any line breaks in a stream of prose is called poetry, the author bodly presents many creative rhyme schemes. Rhymes inspired by the deep emotions he bleeds onto the page. Consider the descriptive rhyming lines from Illusion Delusion, a poem where the author expresses deep concern about not being able to recover from a trip to see a woman he barely knows:

“…From the thrills
the wonder the spills
the thunder
your heaven would ignite
so then I would lose
a thousand hours
dreaming every night…”

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Recovery Talk: Young In Recovery

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Ashley is a young woman who has found sobriety. 19 minutes.

Poetry: Deep Within

Deep Within

Where are these musings
thoughts in your head
where are those feelings
woes that you dread.

Where are those secrets
kept in the dark
who brought the bleakness
thorough and stark.

What are you thinking
within your mind
and left you sinking
trying to find.

What is this haunting
from deep within
that which is taunting
that hell therein.

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Photography by Robert M. Levasseur

My Sunny Side: Golden Words

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Most people might look at my life and think “Wow, he must be miserable.”  On the contrary, my life couldn’t be better!

Just a quick recap for folks who may be joining the regularly scheduled broadcast already in progress:

I’ve been an alcoholic for over 35 years.  In May of 2016 I got sober; by going to jail.  I resided a VA inpatient treatment facility for just over 1 year.

I had the option of going anywhere in the country!  That’s because my Probation Officer knew I was doing the right things.  She had removed ALL obstacles to my being able to go anywhere I wanted to continue with my new life.

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Although I was destitute, homeless, and without many friends or family, I was more rich than I have been in years!  I no longer drink and live in chaos.

I no longer spend all my paycheck on boozing–and sometimes illicit drugs.  I no longer have to worry if my co-workers and customers can smell booze on my breath.

I am no longer in a terribly abusive relationship.  I am no longer filled with anxiety and dread.  I am no longer hungover everyday, anxious to begin drinking again later on.  I am no longer sad, worried, angry, frustrated.  I am no longer in the grips of the legal system.

No, today I can actually use the words “I’m happy!”  Wow!  I can’t remember when I have used those two words to describe my state!  Would I like to be out on my own doing my own thing?  Of course I would.

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However, today I have ACCEPTANCE in my life.  I am learning to accept the things I cannot change.  I am learning to accept life on life’s terms.

As a result, I am much more peaceful and contented than I have been in many, many years.  Although there are many approaches to sobriety, for me there are two GOLDEN WORDS that have made all the difference as I transition through this recovery:  ACCEPTANCE and GRATITUDE.

I can’t really describe what these two simple words have meant to me in this journey.  They have made all the difference in the world.

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Recovery Today: Issue #13

Recovery Today Magazine is all about recovery and hope. It is a most enjoyable read. Chock full of hope. 6 years of issues will be brought online, using the cool new flip-book program. It reads just like a recovery magazine should read. Jump on in.

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