From the poet and author of I Saw You As A Flower, comes another soul-stirring collection of poetry and prose, If Hearts Had Training Wheels. This collection of poetry offers a poignant perspective on regaining balance and finding oneself after abuse, heartache, love, and loss. It also explores the internal conflicts, doubts, and fears that come with transitioning into adulthood-the hardships that ultimately lead to strength, growth, and an unshakable appreciation for life. With original journal entries, hand-crafted illustrations, and snippets from the author's life, Ellen Everett delivers a stunningly authentic and intimate experience for the reader.
In this collection, the author relates maneuvering through life's obstacles to learning how to ride a bike. Ellen Everett places readers on the seat of a bicycle and guides them through a five-part journey, beginning in The Gravel Driveway and ending with The Downhill Coast. Through falls, unexpected turns, and uphill climbs, the reader embarks on this journey of self-discovery with the author, resulting in a powerful transformation of the mind and heart.