Joe Gonzalez shares journal of life’s journey, experiences, love of life in poetic form
NEW DEAL, Texas – Author Joe Gonzalez always loves poetry since he was in high school. Now at 66, he continues to put in writing his love of life through poetry. Each poem in his poetry book, “Unlocking the Cellar Dreams of a Poet” (published by Xlibris), tells the stories of his life, his family’s and his beliefs. They all come from his heart. He dedicates the book to his wife, Orelia “Cookie” Gonzalez.
“If you love living, if you love reading the Bible, if you love inspirational stories, then you love poetry. If you love the messages in music, then you’ll love poetry. If you love poems that come from the heart, then you will love reading and reciting poems,” Gonzales declares. He conveys that each poem in the book tells a short story and relays a message that will touch the readers’ hearts.
The book presents decades of Gonzalez’s written admiration of life. This collection of poetry showcases some of the things that has been and continues to be the author’s inspirations. He invites readers to join him in “Unlocking the Cellar Dreams of a Poet.”
An excerpt from the poem, “Blow! Trumpets of Glory:”
A man and woman traveled proudly side by side.
He was her husband, she was the bride.
And in her arms, a newborn child, so tender, so sweet,
A gift from God heaven and earth were waiting to greet.
“Unlocking the Cellar Dreams of a Poet”
By Joe Gonzalez
Hardcover | 6x9in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781543430134
Softcover | 6x9in | 360 pages | ISBN 9781543430127
E-Book | 360 pages | ISBN 9781543430110
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Joe Gonzalez is a retired police officer from Lubbock. He comes from a family of six brothers and one sister. He was born in Harlingen. He graduated from New Deal Independent School District in New Deal. He has worked in a theater selling popcorn as a kid. He also worked in the fields hoeing cotton, picking cotton, tomatoes, onions, cabbage and worked in a warehouse pulling orders and driving a forklift. He drove 18-wheeler tractor trailers hauling beef and later on, hauling the U.S. mail. He went to Texas Tech University, but did not graduate. He married the love of his life, Cookie and recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on May, 2017. Gonzales also authored “Trinity: Finding of the Singer, the Deacon, and the Good Samaritan,” published in July, 2016.
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