The Pen God Gave Me: The Diary of My Soul is a story of redemption. This collection of poetry expresses life through the eyes of a young Black woman in today's society. This book gives an in-depth look into the problems and downfalls of modern society. Ardreana captures vivid images of life's trials and delivers them in such a way to reach even the most mundane audience. The poetry contained in this book is very raw and confessional, allowing the reader to see the nakedness of life itself. This is a book designed to show individuals that no matter what they may be going through, they are not alone and most of all, they can overcome.