Messages in a Bottle: Communications to my Future Self

Messages in a Bottle: Communications to my Future Self

by Michael Graves

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Overview

What if you knew that after death you would live again...What messages would you send to yourself ?

This is a book of poetry for people who believe that there is more to life than meets the eye; that wonder lives around every corner, and that the human spirit contains far more resiliency than it’s ever been given credit for.

"Messages in a Bottle: Communications to My Future Self," is a gripping, life-changing collection of messages from acclaimed

poet, Michael Graves. It spans the gamut of love, death, politics, social upheaval, art, hope, humor, brass-tacks metaphysics, and

more. There is power in these words, and there are valuable lessons in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936449781
Publisher: Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 08/02/2017
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication . . . . . . . . . . iv

Beatitudes . . . . . . . . . . 9

A Movement in the Air . . . . . . . 11

The View from the Lighthouse . . . . . 12

The Life that you Create . . . . . . . 15

The Belly of the Beast . . . . . . . . 16

Heroes (To Erin) . . . . . . . . . 19

Runway 24 – Lukla, Nepal . . . . . . . 20

The Mode of the Hummingbird . . . . . 22

Dancing with the Muse . . . . . . . 25

Darkness and Light . . . . . . . . 28

A Penchant for Strippers . . . . . . . 30

I am not my chair . . . . . . . . . 32

Why Are We Here? . . . . . . . . 35

Vengeance “lex talionis” (For the suicide bombers) 37

Dreams – (in four short acts) . . . . . . 39

This Moment in Time . . . . . . . . 42

Apparency . . . . . . . . . . 44

The Vengeance of Angels . . . . . . . 46

Taking Off My Watch . . . . . . . . 47

Bricks . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Circumstance . . . . . . . . . . 50

Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . 52

The Whisper of Sheets . . . . . . . 53

Connecting Dots . . . . . . . . . 55

Catch and Release . . . . . . . . . 57

Mother is Listening . . . . . . . . 58

The Poet . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Space . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

We should be more than just entertainment . . 64

Radiance . . . . . . . . . . 66

Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Intention . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Waiting for You . . . . . . . . . 70

Life as a Human . . . . . . . . . 73

Path . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Borders is Closing . . . . . . . . . 75

The Secret to Good Sex . . . . . . . 77

The Perfect Life . . . . . . . . . 79

Friendship . . . . . . . . . . 80

On the observation of a cripple – yet buoyant. . 83

Different Doors . . . . . . . . . 84

A Poet's Wish. . . . . . . . . . . 86

The Secret Handshake from God . . . . . 87

The Taken Road . . . . . . . . . 88

Weaver . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

The Easy Answer . . . . . . . . . 92

Barriers to Flight . . . . . . . . . 95

Why we do what we do . . . . . . . 97

Actors . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Barriers . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Sailing – Song of the Daemons . . . . . 103

Terrorist. . . . . . . . . . . . 105

The Cliff . . . . . . . . . . . 106

The Dance . . . . . . . . . . 108

Woman . . . . . . . . . . . 110

The Root of Strength . . . . . . . . 112

A Simple Step . . . . . . . . . . 113

Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Spiderwebs and Evolution . . . . . . . 115

Slicing Tomatoes . . . . . . . . . 119

Tips From My Father . . . . . . . . 120

Thanksgiving . . . . . . . . . . 121

Decision . . . . . . . . . . . 124

America 2197 . . . . . . . . . . 126

Stardust . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Maniac – For Syria . . . . . . . . . 132

On Poetry and Social Responsibility . . . . 134

About the Author . . . . . . . . . 140

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