This book is a collection of poems that I've written through the years that reflect a part of me in earnest. The lecturer, the crusader, the romanticist, all are who I am with pen in hand. Love gained and love lost is something almost everyone can relate to. The book also is glazed throughout with spirituality so as the reader will know that God will not be omitted and only through Him are all things possible. My motivation for writing this book continues to be the fact that I love to write. The written word as well as those spoken are the most powerful tools known to man. Almost every action and reaction between humans starts and ends with dialog. Words are our supreme and simpliest form of communication. Words when used in a proper and courteous manner can bring the user great respect and admiration. But when words are used in anger with negative connotations they may bring scorn and resentment that could easily last throughout one's lifetime. This book seeks a mature audience and the mature reader should easily relate to the contents thereof.