Poetic Pursuit

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The idea behind Poetic Pursuit is to bring to life events, people, ideas, thoughts, and moments through rhyming stanzas. The poetic book is evolved around the themes of love and reflection, historical events, famous people that changed America and the world, and music and entertainment. When reading through each and every poem you may see repetition on various themes. The poems are impacted by vision and knowledge that have impacted Brad Dwyer's life. After reading this book you will find out what is near and ...
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Overview

The idea behind Poetic Pursuit is to bring to life events, people, ideas, thoughts, and moments through rhyming stanzas. The poetic book is evolved around the themes of love and reflection, historical events, famous people that changed America and the world, and music and entertainment. When reading through each and every poem you may see repetition on various themes. The poems are impacted by vision and knowledge that have impacted Brad Dwyer's life. After reading this book you will find out what is near and dear to the author's heart along with many views that he has on life in general. Whether it is a poem about a woman that impacted his life in a dramatic way to one that is about his favorite sport of baseball, Poetic Pursuit will take you on several journeys that will leave you wanting more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481760195
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 6/11/2013
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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POETIC PURSUIT


By Brad Dwyer

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2013 Brad Dwyer
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4817-6019-5



CHAPTER 1

Broken

She went her way
And I went mine
Never thinking that
Love could intertwine

Brown to her blonde
Hazel to my blue
Feeling and staring a
Passion that we drew

Warm and caring
Stubborn and strong
Never realizing her
Right from my wrong
She went up
And I went down
Emotions that ran
Round and round

Once burned hot
Then turned cold
Never understanding
What could have unfold

Intelligent and smart
Funny with charm
Opposites do attract
Sound the alarm

Fast and reckless
To my cool and slow
Never climbing towards
That highest plateau

I went my way
And she went the other
Unable to lead back
To one another

Safe and free
Lost and forgot
Never trying to untie
That eternal love knot

I did not understand
And she tried to explain
Different ways of thought
Constant days of pain

No longer speak
And no longer talk
Each ended up traveling
A distant separate walk


ANALYSIS:

"Broken" is a poem that is short, but right to the point, which looking back at the moments that I and the girl that this poem was written about now actually make sense. There was a point in my life when I did not know what I wanted. I was a thickheaded young man at the time, which had the best thing that could have ever happened to me right in front of my eyes. Unfortunately, I let my ego and stubborn mind take me in an entire different direction. There are definitely points to this day still that I wish I could sit down and discuss where we went wrong because what could have been would have been truly special. If I could turn back the clock, I would do it in a second. I do not have those powers to make that happen and I will always look back to remember an up and down, miscommunication, and emotional rollercoaster ride that took us in a dead end. This poem was actually transformed into a short love story in my first book that I wrote. However, I changed the title from "Broken" to "Parallel Lines." I will never forget the common similarities that we once shared and how our electricity fed from one another. She will always be the one that got away, and that is how I will leave it ... broken.

DREAM WEAVER

Never knowing what to expect
Just you and your thoughts to connect
This one was different though
It was about a girl I actually know

Beauty that is lost and rare
So much that she is unaware
She can't be described in one word
But too many that it becomes absurd

From her long strands of black thread
To her soft lips in a shaded red
All leading to a charm too intense
It cannot be stopped by any one man's defense

She weaves her way through and through
So perfect Michelangelo could have drew
Up and under, always on the go
No one can portray, not even the great Van Gogh

Deep asleep and having no control
She maintains my body, mind, and soul
No one can stop her by any means
Far exceeding any goddesses or queens

Envisioning her through this picture frame
Yet no whisper, voice, or exclaim
She continues to wander this dream
Rising my emotions and feelings to the extreme

She is a one and only vision
A fascination of incredible precision
Her eyes have their own trail
Colored brown with enchanting detail

She weaves her way through and through
You wonder if it's possible to pursue
Up and under, always on the go
You cannot resist her attractive glow

It is driving you insane
Your heart keeps trying to restrain
Will you grasp her from this state?
She is waiting for you to unlock the gate

She has already given you and only you the key
I must now set this rare woman free
The time is now and must not wait
You and she must be fate

You have set her free and receive her gift
Just as a kiss is blown a drift
What is happening? ... I reach out
Losing her hand, leaving me without

The light begins to come shining in
Awakening to a dawn that's about to begin
The alarm has now gone off too
Fully awake, to the song "I Miss You" by: Blink 182

You lie there not knowing what to think
As your heart was just put in sync
You sit up and make your feet hit the floor
Hoping to find her as you walk out that front door


ANALYSIS:

There have been many times in my life that I have met numerous women that have intrigued me. Some of those women have been more successful than others. However, the woman that is described in "Dream Weaver" is one that truly captured my body, mind, and heart when I first saw her. The characteristics and comparisons that I tell about this amazing woman during this depicted dream are actual attributes that she entails. She is a girl that I feel is perfect in every way and I wanted her to come across as a sort of goddess that I could never reach out and grasp throughout the entire poem. I wanted to bring to life a vision that I always saw out of her even though in real life I felt she never gave herself as much credit as she deserved. When reading the poem I repeat two lines in two different stanzas. Those two lines were: "She weaves her way through and through" and "Up and under always on the go." I did this as a symbolic interpretation of how much she captured my heart along with the constant thread like movements that were constantly going on to repair myself in never being able to tell her how I really felt about her in real life. This poem is one that brings out feelings and emotions that I never shared with a woman that still means the world to me. One day I hope that I will have the courage to tell her how much she continues to mean to me. Maybe she will understand a little better after she reads this poem.
(Continues...)


Excerpted from POETIC PURSUIT by Brad Dwyer. Copyright © 2013 Brad Dwyer. Excerpted by permission of AuthorHouse.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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