Do Soul Mates Exist?: Grambling State Alum Reginald Denard Writes Anthology ‘Dear Soul Mate I Haven’t Met Yet’
Grambling alum, Reginald Denard, that describes himself as a writer, dreamer and visionary wrote an open letter to his future soul mate in the form of an anthology of poetry describing his previous fails in love entitled ‘Dear Soul Mate I Haven’t Met Yet’.
“I’m just a young black author trying to tell the story of the time I confused a life lesson for a soulmate,” he said.
The book discusses how the Houston native has been searching for his soul mate and has endured heartbreak, stupidity, rape, and many other failures.
He found himself asking the question, is true love worth the hassle? Do soul mates really exist?
The featured poems in the new book include: Blind Love, What A Mess, I Will Not Miss You, Pillow Talk, Crown Royal Kisses, Like A Fraction, Ghost Writer and Lemonade & Missing You.
The new author says the anthology is dedicated to those who believed in him when he did not have the strength to believe in himself.
Ms. Tami, a reader of the book said, “This book is captivating to the point; I couldn’t put it down…Despite the author’s life experiences and past relationships; he desires a loving and committed relationship. I’m sure he will definitely find true love in the near future…. which he deserves!”
Being in love with art, poetry and spoken word in addition to matriculating in criminal justice and business management at GSU, Denard was also the president of an organization called, Lyrical Quest.
Lyrical Quest (LQ) is a spoken word driven organization composed of poets, rappers, singers, and musicians.
He said LQ is where he always felt that he could be open. He explained that the organization has given himself and so many other students an opportunity to grow as artists and has provided a platform for individuals to express themselves.
In the beginning of ‘Dear Soul Mate I Haven’t Met Yet’, Denard makes a dedication to Lyrical Quest for shaping him into the poet, artist and leader he is today.
As a member of LQ, in 2015 he recited a poem entitled “I Don’t Get Tired”. The poem was a play on how hip-hop and television have influences on the community making references to popular rap lines and the slogan #BlackLivesMatter.
“I just thank God that I can use my gift to touch lives.”
Denard has written and recited poems one various popular topics including sexuality and self-love. One specific poem that touch many and accumulated over 1K views on YouTube was his poem entitled ‘The Morning After’.
Some of his most recent performances include ‘Being Clark Kent’, a poem that addresses a conversation between a black man and a police officer. In the poem, the man refers to the cop as Superman.
Each of these experiences prepared him to complete his recently released e-book ‘Dear Soul Mate I Haven’t Met Yet’. In the book, you will be able to learn more about the author.
The 42 paged book is available now on Amazon for JUST $5. PURCHASE BOOK HERE!
Denard would like to thank Adam Smith for being a constant inspiration and his friends and family for forcing him to be vulnerable.
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Most people spend most of their lives searching for something they are afraid that they will never get….
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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader, JubileeMag.com, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.