Sum of Parts

Book Three of the "Parts" series

by Kimberley Z. Tent



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781665731485
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781665731492
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781665731508

About the Book

One time, one place,
I remember the
look in your
I felt it in my soul.
I tasted its beauty and
bathed in its gold.
Then let it
before you could
take it all

For years, Kimberley Tent courageously battled through a post-traumatic stress injury that instigated suicidal thoughts, depression, and bulimia. But it was not until she met her demons head-on with truth and forgiveness that the road to healing became clear and the war within was finally won.

In the final installment of The Parts series, Tent shares insightful poems that lend hope and promise to those who suffer from PTSD. Divided into six parts, Tent’s verse poignantly explores goodbyes, atonement, enlightenment, self-reflection, freedom, and the sum of parts as she discovers that healing requires honesty, a desire to live, and the knowledge that beauty and acceptance comes from within. Included is a list of her ten essential daily practices and other inspirations to ponder.

Sum of Parts is a collection of poems that speak of one woman’s experiences with PTSD with the hope of helping those suffering to courageously delve into their own trauma and ultimately heal, love, and forgive.

About the Author

Kimberley resides in the beautiful Kootenay mountains of southern British Columbia, with her childhood sweetheart of 37 years. She grew up surrounded by nature and began writing poetry and songs at an early age. Kimberley has authored several books and articles in a variety of genres, including a children’s series, mystery/thrillers, biographies, policing, mental health, and a poetry series. Although she has enjoyed ghostwriting over the years, Kimberley’s focus remains on the First Responder community and how PTSD has seriously affected it. Kimberley has three amazing children and three grandchildren, who have all been extremely supportive throughout her own journey with a Post-Traumatic Stress Injury. Her mission is to continue spreading awareness of PTSD through her own experience as a police officer, and to provide hope and support to fellow First Responders who are still suffering in silence.