Book Giveaway and Excerpt: Beauty in the Breakdown

Dear KOM-ers!

We’re so happy to feature a new book giveaway!

Please enjoy this excerpt from “Beauty in the Breakdown” by KOM contributor Renee Furlow.

There are 2 ways to enter to win a FREE copy:

  1. Leave a comment below with your email address (so we can contact you)
  2. Email us at with the Subject: Beauty in the Breakdown giveaway entry

The winner will be randomly selected on 12/24/23 and announced on our website and social media. *


Beauty in the Breakdown, the debut poetry collection by Renee Furlow, is a tapestry of pain and joy. This book takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of life in a way only a poet can. It is written for the warriors, the forces of nature who have learned to fight and rise above the challenges thrown at them. There is pain in these lines, but there is hope, too. Each piece serves as a reminder that there is beauty in the breakdown. There is magic in it, too.


Hope Signals

Pour your soul out
over the flowers
and send out hope signals
to the stars


I am the magic
waving the wand I create –
it all starts with me


There was once cool water
beside a park
With hints of white musk,
these scents combined
to create a home
surrounded by a fragile union
and little did he know,
every time he tried
to put out my fire
he actually set my
heart ablaze

A Pile of If

Life can be messy
with lines crossed daily
For so long,
I believed
if THIS happened
then THAT would happen
It became almost a running joke
because there was unwillingness
to commit the actual change
I’ve come to the conclusion
I don’t need a pile of IF
I deserve a pile of WHEN

* By entering this contest, you give consent to Kind Over Matter to use your name for promotional purposes on our website and on all social media.

NOTE: You can purchase Renee’s book on Amazon.

renee furlow
Renee Lynn Furlow is a seasoned writer and offers spiritually-based services as the “Unique-tivity Guide.” She owns “Catch A Falling Star” and has plans for content on a new blog coming soon.
Currently, she has two short eBooks available, with more planned, and a full length poetry book, "Beauty in the Breakdown," on Amazon and other retailers. She is currently writing her second collection and it will be released in 2024. You can follow Renee on Instagram or her website.

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