There's more to a soldier than serving and defending his or her country. There is real emotion and humanity inside the hearts of each and every one. In Reflections of Life you can feel the emotional look at humanity from a soldier's perspective. Author Jon M. Nelson expresses his experiences and raw emotion of his military career as well as an outlook on life in general. There are so many problems and issues that this world faces today, and he addresses many of them in his own poetic style.
When I read a book of poetry I focus on one specific thing, how did it make me feel. Now, I never served in the military - but I have had many people in my family serve, and I have great respect for them for what they did.
That being said, I tried really hard to feel something while reading them but I really didn't. They told his story, yes, but there was no emotion to them and the poems didn't flow easily for me. A lot of the lines seemed really awkward.
I would like to point out that there were some poems in this book that stood out more than the others. One of them was "Teach the Children". It was my favorite, if only for the message behind it.
I would like to thank the author for sharing his life with us.