blowing the dust from the cover, I have revealed life's unmistakable array of colors
by Paul Christopher Dean
It’s amazing how much can change in just one year. From the time I released my first book in August 2010 to August 2011, everything in my life just disappeared. And believe me when I say EVERYTHING.
This book is more than just a collection of poems like the one before. This is the chronicle of a life that was forever changed in the blink of an eye.
We’ve all seen those silly television shows that claim to bring you along for a ride into the mind of the disturbed…
“Tonight, you will see inside the mind of the killer.”
“On today’s show, peer into the brain of the terrorist.”
“Tune in tomorrow as we examine the mastermind behind this tragedy.”
And for the next hour, we are plastered to the tube watching on in total disbelief.
So sit back, relax and start the microwave popcorn now. This is your chance to gaze into the sorrow of the broken-hearted. You can’t imagine the lengths I’ve gone to find love, to keep love and to save love. Like so many others, I always said that I gave it everything I had.
So this is it; my last shot.
My name is Paul Dean and I was born and raised in Donnelsville, Ohio. My family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1986, where I lived for 25 years. I recently moved to the Boston, MA area in 2012 and I have a beautifully insane 16 year old daughter. I have been a Management Consultant for the last fifteen years and my personal interests include music, poetry and photography. My role models in life have always been my grandparents. They were both born and raised in the hills of Kentucky and always took the time when I was a child to teach me about respect, honesty and commitment. I have them to thank for the two simple rules that I choose to live my life by. The first, “life should never be that serious.” Laughter is the key to understanding life and should always be the cornerstone of our existence. And the second, “there is no problem that can’t be solved over ice cream.”