Prophecy of Dreams is a collection of poetry and prose occupied with issues of identity, spirituality and love. Christian Lowe’s first foray into poetry brings a sense of universality and insightful honesty and leads the reader with its quest to find out life’s truths. Opening with the poem, Night-a striking dialogue with his alter ego emerges. It is at once, an insomniac’s quest for truth about himself and a timeless question of whether to fall prey to society’s influence or forge a newer, braver path. A unifying thread binds the collection together in three sections and ponders life’s biggest questions. Lowe completes the collection with an afterword asking the reader to take up the creative torch and be the change needed in today’s world.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
What inspired me to write this book was my sleeplessness. I decided I would write poetry/prose about the things that were keeping me up, which is what lead to this book. I think readers can learn something about themselves throughout this book. Whatever you take from it, you're sure to learn a new perspective/outlook.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
There are two unnamed characters that appear at the beginning, middle, and the end of the book. They are representatives of my consciousness. I created these characters because I thought it would be interesting way to express my internal conflicts.
Thoughts and prayers.
That's all you have to offer?
Three words so disconnected from empathy.
Three words never sounded so cowardly.
Thoughts and prayers cannot bring back what is lost.
They do not change future outcomes,
They do not save future victims.
Only actions can.
It's your choice to make, there is change that you can create,
So will you act upon these thoughts?
Because at the end of the day, you are the only one who can answer your prayers.
Because thoughts and prayers do not create change.
They are the ultimate bystander, they prove you are afraid.
So are you afraid?
Instead of taking action, you sit there and stay,
In your fortress of hypocrisy, inaction, and disarray,
While six feet under, the others lay,
Because all you could do was pray.
Christian Lowe is an 17-year-old author born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has been publishing eBooks on Amazon since age 14. Shifting from his Sci-Fi Short Story 'Thunder', Lowe published 'Prophecy of Dreams', a collection of philosophic poetry and prose, dealing with his personal struggles, social issues, as well as morals and ethics. Shortly after its release, it became the #1 Poetry book in Canada. His next book, 'Epiphany of Dreams' is set to release December 18th, as a sequel to 'Prophecy of Dreams'.
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