WORD PETALS – Carla L. Ibanzo

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Pages: 112
Language: English
ISBN 9791220128827

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Disappointment, hope, struggle, love, failure and resilience are everyday themes that occupy our thoughts and constitute our inner monologue. In this book, the writer takes you on a journey of self-reflection. It invites each of us to pause and reflect on the beauty, simplicity and complexity of life. To reconnect with ourselves and nature. And to rediscover ties and pure feelings with our families, friends, and the world around us… “The water gliding forming ripples on the lake. Above the clouds, blue skies, pure air… You are you… time to get happy, smile and laugh again.” And “silence, alone with my thoughts again, inviting, and familiar, like communing with an old friend…”

Dr Ibanzo is a psychologist by training and an alumnus of the Walden University, USA and the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She is a native of Jamaica and credits her success to her faith in God. She has travelled extensively and has over 20 years of teaching experience having taught in Jamaica, China and Japan.
She is an avid reader and writer and enjoys music, reading, writing, watching black and white films, travelling and doing Pilates. She can be contacted by email address: carla.ibanzo@gmail.com.


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27 reviews for WORD PETALS – Carla L. Ibanzo

  1. 5 out of 5


    Dr. Ibanzo’s words provide hope when most needed.

  2. 5 out of 5


    This book contains the best collection of insightful poetry that will touch your heart, give you hope and motivate you to be your best. The poems provide a powerful source of wisdom and inspiration and will make a great addition to any educational or motivational book collection. Must read.

  3. 5 out of 5


    The poems in this book are captivating and inspiring! A must read for poetry lovers everywhere.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This compilation poems are thoughtful and timely for a myriad of moods. A MUST READ!!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jewel Artrene

    This book is very insightful, full of vibrance and colour even for persons who are not poetry lovers. It’s contents are full of educational, inspirational and thought provoking material for everyone! Congrats Carla, you are a real Talent. ☺️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  6. 5 out of 5


    Excellent read. This collection has something for all poetry lovers. Many inspirational poems that will lighten any mood. I really enjoyed this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Kelman

    Dr. Ibanzo’s book is a joy to read. Its beautiful collection of poems effectively uses simple images, like fallen leaves and the little fish to explore big themes like elusive hopes and chasing dreams in life. An excellent read for those who still enjoy elegant language.

  8. 4 out of 5


    This book didn’t disappoint. The author has a beautiful style of switching between complex metaphors and simple language to express her thoughts and prose. The words will pull you right in and tug at your heartstrings. A great read indeed. Get your copy today!

  9. 4 out of 5


    A surprise read for sure. So many poems in this book resonated with me. I like how the author divided the book into sections that deal with grit, nostalgia, childhood, faith, happiness etc. My only wish is that it was longer.

  10. 5 out of 5


    I was captivated by the profound poetry in this book. Each verse touched my soul, offering a glimmer of hope and encouraging me to strive for greatness. If you’re seeking wisdom and inspiration, look no further. This collection deserves a spot in every library, motivating readers to reach their full potential. Highly recommended!

  11. 5 out of 5


    Prepare to be moved by the exquisite poetry found within these pages. This book encompasses a treasure trove of insights that will deeply resonate with your emotions, filling you with renewed optimism and determination. It’s an invaluable addition to any literary collection, particularly for those who crave motivation and personal growth. Don’t miss out on this remarkable read!

  12. 5 out of 5


    From the first stanza to the last, this book’s poetry resonates on a profound level. The words are carefully woven together, creating a tapestry of emotions that will touch your heart and leave an indelible mark. Whether you seek solace, inspiration, or a renewed sense of purpose, this collection has it all. An essential addition to anyone’s bookshelf, it will undoubtedly motivate you to embrace life’s challenges and soar to new heights.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nicole One Love

    A fresh taste and talent to the literary world. Word Petals is a book you will all enjoy reading!

  14. 5 out of 5


    This book exuberates the deepest insights and combination of Life,love,family,faith,nature,encouragement,appreciation,
    and memories.
    The oneness and passion can be felt throughout the book which will resonate.
    A MUST READ!!!

  15. 4 out of 5


    The poetry was insightful and encouraging. The words written out gave left me feeling encouraged and like I could do anything now. Would recommend for anyone who’s feeling up for a captivating read

  16. 4 out of 5


    Riveting, a poem for any state of mind. Even if you’re not a avid reader, there’s definitely one for you.

  17. 4 out of 5


    A little gem of a book. Loved it. I highly recommend this enjoyable read!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Justin Doyle

    Beautiful poetry! You know why – coz its simple and pure and from the heart. From the soul even – which brings in Carla’s own faith in God. Loved her opening poem about God and also ‘Sometimes’ and the treasured ‘hug’. But my favorite is ‘Halfway’.
    Gorgeous writing …. a breath of fresh air in a world of stereotypical, mundane offerings – made me smile; made me thinh; reminded me of things; inspired me. Loved it all. Thank you Carla – you beautiful soul. Love you

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shelly Ann

    These poems are a breath of fresh air. They are quite refreshing and very different from what you consume on the daily web especially if you have an appreciation for good poetry. I definitely recommend this book. It’s something you can read to find peace in all the chaos around you.😊

  20. 5 out of 5


    Life can be poetry everywhere, everything in the world is romantic. Look! That’s the charm of poetry, and that’s the charm of life. It is told without flowery words or color, but it is just as warm, romantic and powerful.

  21. 5 out of 5


    Reading the collection of poems brings me courage, peace, and aspiration for a better life. I’ve read it for several times. I read it before going to bed, in park, among crowds, and whenever I need peace of mind. The book is like a friend right next to you, telling you with her soft but deciding voice about her encountering of a little shop, her beloved ones, her travelling to Asian countries, the memories of her hometown. And then I feel I am not alone in that I have similar experiences.

  22. 5 out of 5


    The book is great! Reaing it brings comfort, hope, and courage. Way to go, Carla!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dr. Maureen Linton

    Dr Ibanzo presents an uplifting and inspiring collection of poems, giving readers a lens to view a range of emotions and fitting contrasts. Word Petal wraps a delicate package woven by the poet, presenting a tapestry of happiness and sadness; highs and lows; darkness and light; turbulence and peace, as evidenced in poems such as, “A Woman’s Strength,” in which she describes ‘birth many a nation and having the ability to smile in the midst of turbulence.’ Other poems such as “Of Dreams and Fallen Leaves” or “Addiction to the Life I Hate” are also fitting examples. Kudos to the poet. I highly recommend this collection of poems.

  24. 5 out of 5


    Great poems. Definitely an enjoyable read. I will recommend to all my friends.

  25. 5 out of 5


    Dr Ibanzo’s reflection on families, friends, culture, nature and the world around us gave me the reader a time to reflect and smile with a grateful heart 😊..
    Gotta have a copy of Word Petals it’s a great book!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Heather Seales

    Congratulations Carla on your Word Petals! Your talents and emotions shine thru your words and I found it to be easy and enjoyable reading! I recommend this book to one and all.

  27. 5 out of 5


    Carla is not only a qualified and creative English teacher,but also an inspired poet. I’m her colleague and friend. One day, she suddenly sent me a book.That made me feel very surprised. Oh my goodness. I actually worked with a poet. in the daily life, Carla is very independent,she loves life so much.She is a plant lover.Before she came to Shenzhen.she sent me her favorite plants.Thanks , Carla. Because of you, I began to learn to feed some plants. And I love your book so much. I told you my favorite 5 poems. In fact I love your every poem. May you be happy every day! And look forward to your next new book.

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