Erika Staples review on "I Kissed A Frog, and My Prince Forgave Me" written by Naomi Jo Rush
"I Kissed A Frog, and My Prince Forgave Me" is an incredible collection of poetry taking you through Naomi’s thoughts
and feeling of her infidelity. This is not an ordinary book of poetry. It is much more like a novel broken up into wonderful
poems. Reading this book I saw the events unravel in my mind, and felt connected to each character. This is a wonderful book
for husbands, wives, mistresses, for every man and every woman.
Naomi describes the loneliness she felt in her marriage in the poem "Emotional Quicksand"
forever sinking in
murky clouds of confusion
Discusses all of the broken vows, and kept vows, in the poem "Broken Vows"
We owned our mistakes and realized… the most important vows…
For better or worse, til death do us part-to us, have always
held their meaning.
My favorite is this line from the poem "Valentine Note"
No matter what our tomorrow brings, I will treasure our
You even feel Naomi’s pain after the infidelity comes to an end, especially when she draws such a vivid pictures
using words such as these pulled from the poem "No Contact"
But I can whisper your name.
Ears alone cannot hear it.
Said for the night sky.
Just to make the stars twinkle,
and the moon grin
at my hidden thoughts.
Through all the loneliness, joy, love, tears and pain, in the end Naomi "found contentment" because she found her "Knight".
It was truly an amazing story, and while reading it I felt as if I was watching a movie. I used so many quotes from the book
because I could not put it in better words myself, and felt that even the few lines I pulled out to share will make you pick
up the book and read the beautiful poems. I highly recommend this book to anyone.