Experiencing love from all angles is the focus of this book and with much thought and effort I attempted to show that all love comes from our Creator. Love that stems from him flows through each of us to brighten the life of others in our circle of influence. Through poetry that I believe to be inspired simple words can change the direction of one life, a community or even an entire nation. The message of love coupled with the art of poetry can soothe the anger in a violent man or raise the intellect of an ordinary man or woman to do the extraordinary and change our world for the better. It is my desire that the reading of this book will enhance the lives of all who read it and be that light that brightens each day of those in whom we meet.
Real Hurt Written September 7th 2000 Real hurt comes when it is not expected. Especially from those through time a relationship has been erected. Through the years what you saw was a smile. Then suddenly you found it was all guile. Real hurt comes from those you love You no the ones that you expect to return the same love. Then suddenly you find that the only true is agape from above. I imagined what Christ my Lord must have felt. When he hung on the cross with the treatment he was dealt He said forgive them Lord for they know not what they do. He whispered in my ear and told me he expect the same from me and you. What Kind of Love 12/19/2008 To really know true love you must know exactly what you are feeling: Most don’t know but true love is where we get most of our inner healing. To understand what love means you must study from the language of the Greek: To know why when you fall into the depths of love you are all warm cuddly and meek. Agape is from above where all love stems from, Storge is a natural affection like what comes from a parent to an offspring, with this come our first feelings of touch and you know what a good feeling that brings. Philia is friendship with out it we would be missing out on so many pleasures in life. Even to explore and meet new people until we meet some one we want to call our wife. Eros is where we get our English word erotic. Passionate love separates just friendships into a different category; the desire to be held and touched in an erotic way goes far beyond friendship but takes us to a much deeper glory. There is nothing better than to love and be loved and experience all kinds and keep them in their places. For those that know when they have a good hand that is better than four aces.
The poems that I write are inspired by many things in life, from the happiest of times to the very saddest. Life has taken me from extreme highs to extreme lows and I chose to use this forum to hopefully brighten others life and to share love with others and advise that all of us has had both good and bad times but our low moments can be the catapult that can spring us to our highs. I was born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Buttonwillow California a small farming town about 30 miles west of Bakersfield. Calvin and Carless Figures my parents were good hearted solid people and I am blessed to have been raised by them who put a sound value system in my siblings and me. For many years I have maintained two careers in actuality one has supported the other. My career of choice was that of a Christian Minister where I was senior pastor of a small to moderate congregation and evangelized through out the United Stated and abroad. I also maintained a career in and around the petroleum industry from production of oil products to delivery of petroleum products as a professional driver. For the first time in many years I am not pasturing but pursuing avenues of sharing the good news and making others smile through my writing and oratory skills. Angelic Figures and I as husband and wife has shared in upbringing of four sons and two daughters Chester Jr., Chester L. Jr., Calvin, William, Alicia and Candice. Each of these is talented and gifted in very different ways. The past 7 years I have resided in San Antonio Texas the home of the four time world champion San Antonio Spurs basket ball team and the Historical Alamo.