I Am Vincent: 58 Stories of love and loneliness in poetry and prose

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9781511481410: I Am Vincent: 58 Stories of love and loneliness in poetry and prose

For my whole life, I have been looking for love and acceptance. I have had moments when love was real and it seemed like it would last forever. And then those moments would pass and I would be alone once more. This book is a collection of stories and poetry on my own personal experiences with love. It is not a place for me to dwell in my own pain and sorrow. It is an acknowledgement that hate is not the opposite of love; loneliness is. And in our lives, we travel from one extreme to the other; as a pendulum swings from one threshold and back again. We cannot have love without realizing that love will one day end. And even in the strongest unions, death will separate the two lovers. In that end, there will be emptiness. Should that stop us from loving? Of course not. Every moment that we are in love, we are fully alive. We cannot be truly happy without it. What should we do with this knowledge? Well if you have love, take the time to appreciate it and the one you love because it may not always be that way. If you don’t have it, be patient. If your heart and mind are open, love will find a way in.

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A book of poems and short stories on love. This book chronicles love's journey, from the initial giddiness to its solitary end.  It shows that love is never far from us, just around the corner, or sitting at the next table at Starbucks.  You only have to be open to the world of possibilities.

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Mr. Winter has written two books on the theatre and several dozen plays. This is his first book of poetry. He has written three novels and a book on racism in America entitled, Happy.He lives near Charleston S.C. with his dog, Millie. His website is afwinter.com and his blog is oxrider.wordpress.com.

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