Treasuring Poetry – Meet author and poet Yvette M. Calleiro and a review

Today, my Treasuring Poetry guest is the lovely Yvette M. Calleiro. Do go over to Writing to be Read and read her excellent poetry choices and my review of her book, Hype. Thanks for hosting, Kaye Lynne Booth.

Writing to be Read

Today, I am delighted to introduce you to poet and author, Yvette M. Calleiro. I have read and enjoyed a few of Yvette’s lovely books and I am also a fan of her poetry.

Which of your own poems is your favourite?

This is such a difficult question because I’m quite critical of my poems, most likely because many of them come from deep within my soul and scrutinize aspects of my mind and heart which have spent a long time being hidden. One of my favorites is “The Battle Within.”

The Battle Within

I am brave.

I am strong.

I am confident.

My reflection tells me so

Every morning and every night.

I believe her

Until at some point in the day

My inner voice awakens

And slithers through the slopes of my cerebral cortex,

Seeking a soft space to enter

And inseminate her vitriol.

Her termites gnaw


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39 thoughts on “Treasuring Poetry – Meet author and poet Yvette M. Calleiro and a review

  1. Thank you Robbie for featuring Yvette and her remarkable poetry. And thank you Yvette for your discussion about anxiety and ways in which to respond with hope and courage. Meditation and reflection are a vital part of my day.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, Rebecca! For years, I suffered in silence. Once I found ways to help me with my anxiety, I felt it important to share them with others. I am grateful to have found tools that help me, and I am happy to hear you find meditation and reflection helpful as well. 🙂

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      1. It hurts my heart that your son has been through so much in such a small amount of time. Poetry definitely helps release the stress one is feeling. I’m happy you have that avenue. I know it has helped me a lot. If you haven’t already done so, look up emotional frequency tapping. It may be something that helps your son (and you). 🙂


    1. Thank you for sharing that, Christy! That poem came to me in stages. The first part I wrote was where I was falling apart. I tend to have certain lines come to me at different times, so I write them down and put them aside. Then, I revisit them and try to add to it. When I came back to those lines, I realized I didn’t want it to just be about my struggles but of how I overcome them (or try to). I appreciate you sharing that you connect with some of the lines. 🙂


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