Gateway to Obscurity

Life in Verse

by Ken Westdorp



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/17/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781480845510
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781480845497
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781480845503

About the Book

Honesty is too often obscured by an inability to communicate as we grow older and harbour secrets from those we love.

Depicting raw emotions along with touches of humour, Gateway to Obscurity reveals a personal expression of the human condition. These verses weave images that explore a wide range of difficult subjects, making the book a resource for the soul and a bold statement on the various elements of emotions that we often deny ourselves. Each poem presents a hidden world of triumph and tragedy, without the religious or scientific clutter that is so often present these days. They address issues relevant in today’s ever-changing world, bringing to light a new sense of self-awareness.

Through candid and economical language, this collection of poetry considers the delicate nature of the human condition and is embellished throughout with real-life experience and observation.

Father and Son

When life’s incidentals
come to a screeching halt,
burdened by complications,
the result of neglected health,
miracles of medicine
prevent ultimate disaster.
However, reckless behaviour
necessitates lengthy recovery.
Incapacitated by weakness,
reduced to an invalid,
struggling with adversities
taken previously for granted.
Minor physical accomplishments
account as major achievements,
proving that a person’s measure
is the legacy one leaves behind.

About the Author

Kenneth W. Westdorp is a student of human emotions, seeking to be both open-minded and wise as to their delicate balance. His diverse poetic style captures the mood and stark reality of the human existence. He lives with his wife, Ardita, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.