This little book of poetry is a beautiful study in self-love. Alfa writes poignantly about the pain we all experience in relationships. However, in the title poem, she introduces us to a feeling of empowerment, a sense that we are entitled to more in life than we often think we are and how we make ourselves smaller in order to please other people. As women, we tend to believe and want to be, what our lovers, society, anyone outside of ourselves, really, expect us to be. What if we stood for our greatness, rather than letting others dictate our worth? What would it be like if we loved ourselves no matter what?
I found a little bit of wisdom every time I opened this book to a random page.
In the poem, "You Know Better", the author describes the feeling of looking to the past for answers to our present situation. But, as she says, we are not there anymore, we know now what we didn't then and can look to our strengths and what we have gained rather than believe something our past has dictated.
I loved this book and keep it beside my bed, opening it to any page when I need inspiration.
-Beth— From Delightful December Staff Picks
From the author of I Find You In the Darkness, a brand-new book of poetry celebrating strong women and the men they crave
I never needed a Man.
I needed a Viking.
I needed someone who wasn't afraid of my strengths or of my needs.
I chose wrong in the past....
Beloved contemporary poet Alfa is back with a brand-new collection of more than 180 heartfelt poems on the theme of woman warriors and the masculine heroes they long for. In gorgeous, compelling, and intimate prose, I Needed a Viking takes us on an emotional journey of a woman searching for strength in the midst of a storm.
About the Author
ALFA is a retired medical professional who has spent most of her career in Radiation Therapy. She credits her ability to express painful life experiences by studying the human body from the inside out. Unapologetic about her realistic take on heartache, she writes to let her readers know they are not alone in their pain. Follow her on Instagram.