B E Y O N D R H Y M E S, B E Y O N D R E A S O N
F O R E W O R D B Y N I C K O W C H A R
Former Deputy Book Editor, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Jacobs, in his authenticity and vulnerability, shows how the simplest of moments can be full of abundant love."
- CITY BOOK REVIEW
"The kind of content that the sonnet form was made for."
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
Average GOODREADS Rating 4.57 out of 5 Stars!
“READING THIS BOOK NOT ONLY MADE ME CRY, READING EACH POEM/WORK OF HIS [THE AUTHOR] MADE IT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART AND SOUL."
ELISE / SUMMERFIELD, FLORIDA
“GREAT BOOK. REREADING EVERYDAY."
STEVEN RIDGELY / THE UNITED STATES
ANN / MADISON, WISCONSIN
“IF YOU'RE A FAN OF POETRY, THIS IS A MUST READ! THE AUTHOR IS A LYRICAL GENIUS."
CHERISH LAZARRE / THE UNITED STATES
“BEAUTIFUL BOOK. THE POETRY IS ELEGANT AND SPEAKS TO THE SOUL."
JAMIE HOLLOWAY / VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON
“I DON'T NORMALLY READ POETRY BECAUSE I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND MOST OF THE TIME. THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! I LOVED ALL OF THE POEMS AND I COULD RELATE TO MOST OF THEM AS WELL."
SARAH MARTIN / THE UNITED STATES
Watch the verses of the book come to life!
HER MAIDEN PASSING
More than just a "Wise Protector" in name, this son of an abusive Korean War army sapper and this grandson of an aloof, yet decorated World War II naval officer, has elected to become the last descendant of his bloodline, choosing instead to live a modest existence forged by an axiom that embodies his ever sagacious spirit -
Ambition IS the seed of all evil.
That being said, R. Douglas Jacobs is acutely aware that "ambition" and "purpose" ARE NOT one and the same, and that the former acts against the latter to deviate us from our birthright, which already deems us infallible from the moment of our conception. One needs only to look into the face of a newborn to know this truth to be absolute.
Therefore, if we were to simply follow the lives we were destined to live, rather than seek a life we desire, would we then understand the true value of life, which is not measured by wealth, but by wisdom.
Our purpose is our servitude to God for the sake of saving Mankind from the secular trappings of its damnation.
By adhering to this most sacred of tenets, Jacobs has learned to love unconditionally because he no longer has qualms about his salvation due to the fact that our perverse world is not akin to his kindness.
What is more, he considers his demise his freedom from the incalculable burden of ostracism that he's dragged as his Cross throughout the entirety of his life.
The poet is now at work on his epic prose, Eponymous.