Published: April 3rd, 2019
Isn’t it intriguing how the word “humanity” is used to describe virtue, and yet, human beings are notorious for ultimately destroying just about everything we touch?
Exhibit A: Mother Earth.
Exhibit B: Each other.
There’s no denying it — human beings are curious creatures. For a species which perpetually glorifies goodness, we tend to do an awful lot of crooked things.
Still, the question remains: are human beings plagued by evil, or are we actually the plague ourselves?
These poems tackle that tough truth no one really wants to swallow: good and evil are at war, and darkness is prevailing. Of course, both wickedness and righteousness shriek from within the pages of Armageddon, but it’s fair to say that depravity runs dominant in this book.
The dystopian poems in Armageddon exist to satisfy your screaming soul’s grimmest cravings, and feed it with the truth it so desperately seeks… once and for all. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is for John Milton, the creative and misunderstood genius who doesn’t deserve to spend so much time turning in his grave, and for everyone who is genuinely sick of living in such an inhumane world.
First and foremost, however, Armageddon’s for you, my darling misfits. Consider these poems your medicine: a little something to soften your suffering. Now, it’s time to indulge in the horrific reality of our human existence.
Ready or not, it’s already here.
“Realism and dystopia expressed in developing poetry. Strong in its message and potential…
The poem ‘Creed’ is probably the best example of this collection. The poet cracks out of her mold and expresses herself in a unique and meaningful way. There is a great deal of potential in the poet’s work and I expect very good things will come in future collections.”
— Joseph Spuckler, Goodreads and Reedsy Discovery
“I have always found Ami’s writing to be enchanting, to say the least. From the first sentence of her introduction, I was drawn in.
While her view on the world may be considered dark, it holds a lot of truth. Though she does seem to imply there is always hope and happiness around, even if it’s hard to find.
She carries this theme through her poems. Each one is well thought out and an honest expression of herself, interjected with poems that remind us of the good in the world. As well as some pushing the reader to never give up.
It is truly an amazing feat to lay her thoughts and feelings so bare, and an important reminder that we can do better as a society.
Her poems don’t lose their flow despite carrying a message, and the flow doesn’t obscure the messages either. A hard balance to strike it often seems.”
— Nisha Addleman, Amazon.com
Selected as winner in “Twitter Winners Writers’ Competition: 23rd April 2019,” by AndaStan