by L.S. McKay



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/5/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781728323732
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781728323749
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781728323725

About the Book

In his first book, Abstract Mind of a Poet, The Beginning, L.S. McKay gave his readers an initial taste of his unique perspective on life, love, nature, and people. In this, his second book, Abstract Mind of a Poet, The Journey, he guides us on the path that exposed him to these insights. He begins with the poems and prose of youth, inexperience and innocence of brightest day through the disillusionment of war and broken dreams that yield the dusk of careless abandon and wild risks with nothing to lose. McKay's verse and verbiage then submerge the reader in the depths of despair and desperation, a glimpse of the dark endured by those ensnared by death and loss into hopelessness, guilt, and addictions. Finally, we soar aloft again with the poet as he fights for life and a new dawn that looms on the horizon for those who reach a hand up for help. Sometimes funny, often raw and real, always thought provoking, McKay's offering of prose and poetry is at once a basically simplistic and inspirationally complex reflection of his unusual life. Step along the path to explore the Abstract Mind of a Poet, The Journey.

About the Author

L.S. McKay spent several of his childhood years at a military academy in Tacoma, Washington, where his interest in writing was sparked by the Dominican nuns who oversaw the facility. Upon graduation from high school in Forks, Washington, he married his high school sweetheart and finally began gazing at the good life through rose-tinted lenses. But Vietnam and building a million-dollar construction company took their toll on relationships until, perceiving there was nothing to lose, he cast off restraint and took a ride on the wild side. Then, ahhh, he met the woman he hoped and believed would be the love of his life. She helped him see the folly of living a life without boundaries, until that folly finally cost him all---even her life. McKay was angry and full of guilt, and on the brink of joining the souls he had loved and lost to the universe. But that will to fight, planted early in his life, and an answered cry for help resurrected him slowly into hope for a New Dawn. Cadet, linebacker, jar-head, sniper, husband and father, master carpenter, biker, lover, alcoholic, survivor, last man standing, poet. Take a few steps on the journey with each of them, and perhaps find answers to your own soul's questions, through the Abstract Mind of a Poet.