Watering the Tree, Thoughts on Liberty and Tyranny is a collection of poems, short stories, and thoughts surrounding the author’s view of our liberties and the danger we are facing by staying complacent on fighting for our rights as humans and Americans. This is not a book for the liberal minded but it is one they should read but probably won’t.
Although I’m not as right-winged as the author I did find myself agreeing with some of the thoughts provoked in this book. Sometimes it was just hard to read not because of the content or the style but because of the reality of the words. Which I’m pretty sure was the intention of the author.
I don’t normally read nor review these types of books because I don’t really like them. I can’t say, unfortunately, that this was an exception to that. I am glad, however, that the author talked me into looking at it and I have to say, too, that I wasn’t going to review it but I promised the author I would.
So my review is here for you-all to read. I found the book disturbing, as it was intended to be, and hard to read, again as intended. Not for the style of short story type but because I don’t want to be told that I’m complacent in my pursuit of my own liberties and that I’m standing by while someone else makes the decisions that endangers those liberties and that I’m still, after being told, not going to do anything to change it. Sad but true.
Reviewed by Sue Owen