Khadija Al-Shangiti has always felt compelled to reach out to people. What really pushed her to finish a complete book was when her friend’s best friend passed away. Al-Shangiti felt as though she had lost a part of herself, for something had died inside her. She channeled that energy and emotions into “A Glimpse Within” (published by Xlibris AU), a poignant collection of poetry that reflects her sorrow, experiences, ponderings, and memories. It sends waves of rhythm and rhyme that artistically express what it is to see and feel from her own perspective.
This display of lexical creativity imbued with the longing to understand one’s self deeply is bound to resonate with the reader’s soul; it strives to weave a fabric of connection with the reader and illuminate that they are not alone. In this compilation, poetic substance is laced with inner depth. Through a magnetic selection of words and phrases, stories are surfaced. Stories of struggles and turmoil, stories of families and friends, stories of hope and failure – stories fragmented and engulfed in the wonder of poetry hoping to absorb readers and banish loneliness as it echoes with their very emotions
“I am honest and brave enough to share my experiences written in poetry form. I hope readers can relate and somehow find relief with the poems in 'A Glimpse Within,'” says the author.