New book shares a collection of poetry about family, heartbreak and disappointment

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During the COVID-19 lockdown, Maggie Johnson spent a lot of time thinking about family and relationships with different family members. It also inspired her to release “I Was Not Meant to Break” (published by AuthorHouse UK).

This book shares a collection of poetry about family, heartbreak and disappointment as well as “the feeling of being on your own even with people all around you.” It follows the thoughts of an 18-year-old daughter named Phoebe.

A sample of the poem “A Tale About a Family” reads:

Once upon a time
There was a family.
Consisting of a mum,
a dad, two daughters,
and two sons.

The oldest was eighteen,
The parents’ pride and joy.
Until the triplets joined the family,
and everything changed.

“Everyone has a special relationship with one or more of his or her family members and that is what this poetry book is about,” Johnson says. She adds, “It’s that raw emotion of having a talk about family. Sometimes they make you so happy and sometimes they can hurt you.” For more details about the book, please visit

“I Was Not Meant to Break”
By Maggie Johnson
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781665589437
E-Book | 100 pages | ISBN 9781665589420
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Maggie Johnson lives in Kent with her mum, dad and twin. She can be found sitting in her room in bed with a notebook and pen in front of her ready for a new idea.

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