The open road may not call out to every heart, but when it does and goes unanswered, those souls who dare stay inside where it s safe and warm, could live to regret it. Turning a deaf ear to your muse can cause worse pain than cheating on your wife, abandoning your children or flipping your bike on a hot summer night, slamming into California concrete at 40 mph.
In this Diary of a Motorcycle Poet, H. Scott Hackney follows his heart along the road of love for a few miles - and then some. One thing he discovers is that you must understand your past and learn from it, before you can ever move forward to reach your destination.
Through miles of pain, sweeping vistas and moments that take your breath away, his heart makes the journey to hell and back, and keeps track of time in rhyme with a few Lines on the Road that whispered to him, night and day. Care to climb aboard and hear what this traveling bard has to say?
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H. Scott Hackney is a father, grandfather and recovering ex-morning radio clown. He's tried to recover from being an ex-husband, but three children, three grandchildren, one ex-wife and a mountain of debt means his two left feet are tripping over the 12-step program.
Failing as a young father and husband, he excelled at running away and chasing rainbows, yet he never found the elusive pot of gold.
However, on his eight motorcycle trips across America, he discovered that, though the road to hell may be paved with good intentions, to experience Almost Heaven, one must take a country road, once in awhile. Along the way, as he pondered and wandered, examining his soul mile after dusty mile, he began to smile.
Sometimes, gold is not mined from the ground and wealth is not measured by pockets that jingle. Sometimes, you cannot go home, again, but what if years of searching in the desert could help lead your children and their children to the promised land?
From Yosemite to Yellowstone, Death Valley to Little Big Horn or the Grand Canyon to the Badlands of South Dakota, he's ridden through some incredibly beautiful, desolate and lonely lands, but none more so than that barren landscape of the broken human heart.
The mother of some poetry is pain and this precious child you re holding was a labor of love. All the words, thoughts and feelings in this book were filtered through his heart, mind and soul.
From romance reciprocated or unrequited to his eastern philosophical leanings and a humorous approach to spirituality, Scott manages to keep the bike upright, most of the time, no matter how bumpy the backroads become. And isn t becoming the reason we started this journey?
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