Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (7/09)
Author Paul Kiritsis has taken a huge step in writing about his own personal battle with an unidentified illness and his thoughts on his life as it is. His poetry gives readers the opportunity to reflect on their own lives and how they respond to obstacles and hidden anger.
“Fifty Confessions” is not a book to breeze through; readers need to take their time and find the meaning of the poems and relate that information to their own lives. Often we rely on others to make decisions for us or guide our lives. How unfortunate that we allow that. We don’t question or probe the information further. Paul Kiritsis has done that- one of his favorite targets is the medical field, whom many believe are Gods. We accept what they say without question- yet we are still in pain, depressed and often lonely.
Kiritsis says that, many times, when we do not understand the present and what is happening in our lives and why, we retreat back to the basics. We reacquaint ourselves with our faith and how it helps or hinders us. Regardless of what our higher power is, sometimes we have to turn ourselves over to it when all else fails.
This is a very thought-provoking read. If you do not finish this reading questioning life, then you have not read the true meaning of “Fifty Confessions” by Paul Kiritsis.