Poetry is the Heart

by Carlos A. Cook



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/6/2002

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781403388797
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781403369734
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781403369741

About the Book

This book was written based on my experiences in matters of the heart. I realize that at times the heart tells us things that our brains don’t comprehend, but we know that we really feel this way. Take for instance teenagers. I suppose that when we mature as adults, we say that we were "infatuated" with love or that we really didn’t love the person that we were in love with. Please let me tell you that this process of thinking is wrong!

Feelings are feelings, and we must deal with them, whether real, false, love, hate, etc. Shouldn’t it be us that deal with our feeling and not have our feelings deal with us? Are we that lovesick, heartbroken teen that aches for someone to love him/her? No, so how dare we tell our daughter/son what to feel. I believe that be should let teens express and deal with their own feelings and only offer sympathetic, understanding, and sound advice, unless of course they will be physically hurt, then that protective "mother lion" in all of us have to say something.

So, how do we teach our children what love means? We don’t! I mean, will they believe us anyway? I believe that in matters of the heart, words can speak louder than action and perhaps poetry is the path to do so. I mean, what is a lyric, but poetry in music and what is speech, but poetry in motion? Perhaps by reading this book, someone who is heartbroken will look at the good things in a relationship and reflect on those good things as a learning experience and also learn from the bad things as well. By doing so, he/she will not make the same mistake again (we hope).

I hope that I have shed some light on this crazy thing called love and have made at least one person, whether male, female, adult, or child (especially teenagers) feel that there will ALWAYS be someone in the world (aside from God) who knows what he/she is going through, has been there, and had learned from these experiences whether good or bad and will turn them into a beautiful gift for all the world to share.

About the Author

Carlos A. Cook was born March 11, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan. A typical teen, he went to many of the crazy problems of being a teenager: awkwardness, infatuations, and peer pressure. Fortunately for him, he came to the realization of the breaking up and making up of relationships, romantically speaking, of course. He soon came to the point where he would channel all his hurt, happiness, and love, whether infatuation or not, and put it into a format that all ages would understand . . . poetry.

A person of average intelligence, when writing in high school English class, he found that he was rather good at putting words to paper, a method he actually experimented with at ten, just six years prior to the start of this book. He developed a great admiration and interest for the likes of Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare.

As luck would have it, he would actually take the writings in this book into his early twenties, finishing it at twenty-three, and learning a few things along the way. He hopes to soothe that crazy fire inside all teens and make them realize that there are people out there who understand them.