||December 17, 2009
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In a twist of poems and essays, the author takes you through a personal journey of life’s teachings, and focuses on the primary aspect towards everyone’s survival: Love! Love is the foundation that all should build upon in order to make this world a grander environment. And while it seems that we as a community have taken for granted the freedoms given to us, so it would seem that we are responsible for the direction our life within, and our life within our community precede. For, as the author describes, it’s up to us to blend together with one another and place our focus upon what lies before us in order to improve the status of this world…is it not?
This book is the second in a series of books that I have written, the first yet to be published; however, this one took more time than the last in that I sought to hide the secret of life within its pages. For me this was a challenge because I’ve never executed the need to diversify from my usual written approaches. Instead, this time, I poured myself into burying what I was unsure of how to bury. I choose my words wisely, became redundant on some, and created where I needed to create. So, in the end, this book is even wackier than the first; but it also holds a greater truth in the pages about life and me. Read and you will see the inner me, the depth of my soul, the anger that shreds my nerves, the love that seeks to leave the darkness, and the evident ability to view life as most do death, without caution, revere, or care as to how long it lasts, as long as it’s true, and that the love lost resumes its course, sailing along the sea of lost souls until it brings me aboard and puts life back into my soul. That is I, and that is what this book is about; but, don’t be surprised if you find you and I are one in the same in this mad world.
This book was written on the vision of a dream, for in the past I lost my future, the pain the only thing I had left in life, the hurt I brought to myself. And while I’m not sure if there ever is a future without her, she was everything one could ask for, all one could want; yet, I shoved love out and let ignorance become the tender ruler of self – or so I thought!
Inside you will see me, and come to learn about the man within through a series of poems and essays. Just know it plays an important part in your winning ability to know all you can.
"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to examine your life from the eyes of another? If you answered yes to this question, then you are not alone. Many of us seek to vie our life under the scope of scrutiny; yet, nothing can ever be as difficult to absorb as the opinion of another's views as to whom you really are. While most of us cannot seem to conquer the thought that true happiness does exist, we instead wobble in our own state of self-absorbedness by constantly trying to define our lives based off others opinions. When in reality, it's our own sense of self-worth that should determine whom we truly are within, regardless of how shallow that sense may be.
This book is highly recommended, a must-read for anyone who gets frustrated by life and would like to read about one man's struggle and how he has found ways to survive. And who doesn't get frustrated?? Please read on...
Posted January 15, 2010, 10:45 PM EST: I have found "Tears That Bleed" by William James Hiatt to be one of the best inspirational books I have read in a long time. The author alternates between poetry and prose in this collection of writings designed to share his own personal story, with a view to helping others to deal with overcoming the challenges of life. I find it quite remarkable that the author seemed willing to retrace the sometimes painful steps of his own journey in order to write a book that may help others. I enjoyed the way he staggered the arrangement of poetry and prose; this made the book a good, smooth read, and hard to put down. His prose was packed with imagery, and very powerful analogy, and meant to be read slowly and digested, and this appears in relatively short sections, alternating with poems, and as such, the power of his message is never lost; the reader is able to digest the sections of prose, as he or she goes on to read the poetry that follows, and ties it all together. And then the process repeats with another alternating set. Very rarely have I read a book of encouragement that is as effective as Mr. Hiatt's in causing the reader to pause often and truly THINK, evaluating one's own life experience in light of the author's, be able to identify in one's own way, and actually get chills as the well-chosen words hit home. Mr. Hiatt's book also has a very honest tone; he does not come across as a know-it-all who is conceding to share his answers with the rest of us; but rather, as a humble fellow seeker, still searching for answers, meaning and joy like the rest of us, and suggesting at least a path to walk, leading to a better way of living and surviving, which he has been lucky enough to stumble upon and wants to share. Overall, I found this book to be outstanding, well-written, creative, imaginative, and a must-have for the bookshelf of any person who wakes in the morning, fearing that the day will be a struggle. Buy this book, read it from cover to cover, and mark your favorite passages, because they will, indeed, do what Mr. Hiatt intended, and remind you of ways to get through life, and through the day! I just can't stress it enough. Buy Mr. Hiatt's book, and you will be glad that you did. He has a truly powerful message to share, and you WILL be moved.
A must read, that will change your life.
Posted January 20, 2010, 8:39 PM EST: William James Hiatt, Author "Tears that Bleed," by William James Hiatt, is a literary masterpiece! It's a wonderful thing when an author who has experienced so many challenges at a young age, wants to change his life for the better. Instead of being bitter, he embraces life and desires to make a difference by helping others. Being a writer/songwriter, I enjoyed how he combined the blending of prose and poetry throughout his book. William is a master wordsmith and his words flow like whitewater rapids as they deliver a message of clarity. Rarely have I read a book that supports confidence and gives hope to so many who are experiencing life's misfortunes. Buy this book and take the time to digest the author's well chosen words. Not only will they enhance your life, but make you a better and more understanding person. "Tears that Bleed," will definitely change your life as it has mine. Hopefully, you'll help change somebody else's by recommending it to them." Trish Silver, the author of "When I Remember Love."
Trish Silver, Author
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