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S.E.R.By S.E.R.
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About

Hi folks,

Before I get into more detail about my project, I want reiterate that this Kickstarter is being driven by my sons: Josh, Zach and Mike. Josh is the one who signed up to the Kickstarter so that's why his name appears to the right, but the story beneath is my own. Josh is like my CEO on this project. I am so grateful to them for getting this project set up for me, I don't know where I'd be without them. The photo also shows all four of us with their great, great aunt.

Here is a quick breakdown of what exactly this project entails for those who are looking for a quick description.

This project is for.....
THOSE WHO LOVE POETIC WRITINGS & INTELLIGENT, THOUGHT-PROVOKING STORYSONGS...Ballads & such.. UNLOCKED TREASURES OF THE HEART.

- Estimated Delivery and Publishing Time will be this Holiday, hopefully around Christmas 2012. -

Unlocked Treasures Volume 1 will be:
* A beautiful, paperback tome, created with the utmost care and passion, that includes 30 of my life's writings, poems, stories and songs composed throughout the years.
* It will be compiled on the highest quality paper and published by a top-quality publishing company (which is what a vast majority of the Kickstarter funds will go towards).
* It will feature artistic design throughout that will beautifully accentuate the text therein and will include full-color artwork.
* Illustrations and other artistic pieces may also be included to accompany the work.
* Each and every literary piece I've composed is FULLY DEVELOPED and already written. Some of these pieces go back as far as the 1970s, others have been composed and written up to and including this year. As such, the diversity of styles, themes, prose, writing structure, etc. is great as my body of work includes well over 100 writings in total; some composed as far back as my teen years.
* If we're successful in exceeding our goal, we will then set out to publish a beautiful, hardcover edition that goes far and away beyond the paperback book. More in line with what I've always dreamed of. If the money is raised and the book is successful, you can look forward to two more volumes to accompany Unlocked Treasures Volume 1; containing other works I have written and other artwork from "Unlocked Treasures" Studio (i.e. my kitchen table).
* Last but not least, I'd like to say that this Kickstarter project is literally just that, a KICKSTART into fulfilling my life's dream. While these literary pieces stand on their own, there are many other things I would love to do with them. Songs, musical arrangements, animations? Who knows... the sky is literally the limit. For now, getting them compiled into a single, published work in literary form is the chief goal. But for those who enjoy my work, you will have much more to look forward to in the near future. In addition, I HAVE NOT stopped writing and will continue to write new material... as I always have. It's just, for the first time, someone else may be able to enjoy it too. :)

Check the sidebar on the right to see the rewards we are offering for backing our project! Note that International users will need to add an extra $15 dollars to pay for shipping.

Disclaimer: We intend to give out advanced copies to everyone we can as listed in the rewards, however we'll have to run it by the publisher beforehand to see if its possible or allowed. If not, we'll find another way to give you the content of the book digitally so don't worry. At the very least we'll do our best to ship the physical book to you as early as possible.

----- SAMPLES -----

The following will be a few select stanzas, lines, and selections from my trove of Unlocked Treasures Studio writings; some partial, some are the whole piece. As stated above, these pieces of the heart are each unique and self-contained.... the number of subjects, stories and styles greatly differs with each piece, as you will see. These samples should give you a good idea of what to expect from the final book.

Mr. Winston (Full Piece)

Hey ! Mister Winston...wha'd you do with my shoe ?

Now...Listen Winston...I know ya like ta ...Chew

It seems ta satisfy your jitters...from being such a rube

So I'm asking you kindly
Hey! Mister Winston...wha'd you do with my shoe?

Running round the house...like a crazy mouse
With all that curly hair...tail wagging every where
Chewings on your mind...anything you find... will do
Tell me.. Winston...who lit your little puppy fuse...

I know Buddy and Bella...would never act like you
Oh...There gonna put ya... in the Winstonion news
Right on the front cover...with my missing shoe

No no...don't do this...uh uh... don't do that
Better watch out...for Lilly.. the bossy cat
Jumping-n- rolling...sliding-n- flowing...all over the room
Chubby little Winston...ya got my heart in a swoon
Dragging dirty clothes...prancing to your own tune
Using my boxer shorts ...for a broom

Ya know..Mr. Winston
Not Sammy not Chelsea...not Sheba not Kelly
Heck! Not even Beau would ever...do like you do

Hey!
Come Read all about it...in the puppy dog News
How a chubby little cubby...chews up our shoes 

But...

Hes curly...hes fuzzy...hes happy.. hes tubby

And I think..He might be smarter... than the average dude
Cause when hes sleeping...we say ahhhh..so lovely
Forgetting crazy puppy antics...he puts us through

Mom bathes him in the kitchen sink
Even happy little puppies... can kinda stink
All wet..acting like a fradey cat
Mom dries em with a fluffy towel
And wraps his head..in a hoodie like hat

Big sad eyes ...and a mopey face
Mr. Winston...cocks his head and contemplates
Another round...of the Winston race
Where he trots around...like a snorting bull
In the world where puppies...think they rule

Well.. the latest report... on the Winstonion News
Says...worn out man...can't find his shoe

Now Winston..I know ya like ta...Chew
It seems ta satisfy your jitters...from being such a rube
And since all them other dogs...once were puppies... just like you
I'm gonna ask ya kindly...and use the Golden Rule
Hey!
Mister Winston !
Wha'd you do with my shoe !???

Copyright May 2012
UnLocked Treasures Studio
S.E. R.
All Rights Reserved

Tamarisk Breezes (Full Piece)

Through the mist...of yester years
Flash traces of faded Heroes... golden laurels
Reflected in Times... windswept mirror
Echoing Concertos...of Triumphs and sorrows

The wind blows... symphonic rhapsodies
It's enchanting breezes sing along
Through old Cottonwood and Tamarisk Trees
Serenaded by voices...of fore-fathers gone
Long..long before...this troubadour's song

On majestic mountain...carved in stone
Faces staring...from our past
Heroic patriots... stand alone
Where ancient warriors shadows cast
And the winds of time...caressed their songs
Where now... tourists stand and gaze in awe

The same wind... that's blown across the earth
Carried voices... from Parthenon and Acropolis
Cooled the brows of builders... of pyramids
And lifted cries of slaves...whose lives were lived
For kings and pharaohs... dreams and whims
That have long ..long..gone..to dust

Armies massed..in endless wars
Countless killed ..to settle scores
Empires rise and empires fall
To trumpet sound..to clarion call

Voices of humanity
Voices throughout history
Courageous moral..or evil disdain
Mankind's fruitless oral refrains
Swept up.. and carried away like leaves
Through the annals..of jaded centuries
Faded vapors.. on ageless breeze

Leaving monuments..made by man
Ancient Masterpieces..colossuems
Marble statues..great stacked blocks of stone
Silently standing..hollow..alone
Empires that marveled..at their own display
All are gone..swept away
By the winds of time
Massive granite... crumbling clay

Oh wind that blew on Adam's cheek
And tousled the locks of fair Eve's hair
You heard the first words..that man did speak
And when he walked with God..you were there
Gently blowing... on God and man
The fragrance of creation
Oceans and land

Blowing down.. through the ages
Gusting through.. mankind's deeds
Lifting voices..turning pages
Answering only to God
Creator of humanity

Man..The great taker..the user
The great builder..the abuser
Patting himself on his own back
Folding his arms ..puffing his chest
Arrogant..he knows not.. what he lacks
Full of pride..full of self
Saying..behold..I am better than the rest

The old story..does not change
But it doesn't have to be the same

Oh wind ..that blew on Adam's cheek
Caressing words..that men speak
Fluttering through.. every generation
On their journey.. to their destination

Ashes to ashes..dust to dust
Everything passes..everything must
But Gods' Love.. is for Eternity
His Savior lives..to set humans free
Let His Love.. blow in your heart
Come into the Light.. out of the dark

Through the mist..of yester years
Flash traces of Gods golden Chorales
Reflecting Love.. in Time's windswept mirror
Ah..but Eternal folly..history's bell tolls clear
Ringing gilded Concertos...of triumphs and sorrows

The wind blows.. melodic symphonies
Its enchanting breezes sing along
Through old Cottonwood and Tamarisk Trees
Serenaded by voices.. of fore-fathers gone
Long...long before..this troubadour's song

Copyright Apr. 2012
UnLocked Treasures Studio
S. E. R.
All Rights Reserved

Lilac's & Roses (Partial)

While clipping flowers
In the garden.
Out in her yard.
Her little dog..lounges in the sunlight
As she winds up a music box
And sets it on
Fresh cut..Lilacs and Roses

The music box begins to play
And the fragrance..of
Lilacs and Roses
Carries her away

Lilacs and Roses
Some Lavender too!
Jasmine and sweet Alyssum
And Violets blue

The fragrance from the garden
Takes her heart..To You

On a bed of Lilacs..and pedals from the Rose
The Lord laid Adam
In the garden of Old
From His side..a rib was taken
And Eve was formed
From the man..came woman
In the midst of that garden
God's love was born

The scent of..Lilacs and Roses
Was on the Father's breath
When He sent the world a Savior
And His Word..Became Flesh

Lilacs and Roses
Your fragrance from above
First breathed by the Father
Mankind's creator
The author of Love

Growing around.. old..Rugged Olive Trees
In an ancient garden grove..called Gethsemane
Were..Lilacs and Roses
Offering their scent

As great..Sweat drops of blood
Dripped From Your brow..that day
The sweet aroma of Your surrender
Made it's way to the Father
While Mankind ..Just..didn't understand
The cost... You were willing to pay

Oh what a present
Our Savior..His Son
A gift from the Father to everyone

A Sacrifice so deep
A Love so complete
Blessed Aroma and flavor
Of His Anointing we savor
Like..Lilacs and Roses
His Love is fresh and new
Each day

Copyright 2002
S.E.R.
All rights reserved
Unlocked Treasures Studio


Two Nickles (Partial)

Two nickles...in a tin altoid box.... Shaped like... a heart
Big dream's...of writing a Song...an maybe... someday...becoming a Star

I could hear the T. V., out in the living room
Bill O-Reilly was talking...from his no- spin zone
Gran-pa an Gran-ma...living in...the back-wing
Were watching soap opera's -N- college football....and just about..any old thing

Well... I was playing oldies... for background music...from some Inter-net page
Uhh !... my pant's felt kinda tight... guess I'm a showing....some Age
I'm typing with one finger...... so the going...is kinda... slow
I think My Chevy Van need's a fuel pump.... can't seem... ta get it... to go
And we'd just planted the front yard... with winter grass... that I... get to mow !

Ohhh...
Gran-pa drive's around....in a motorized...chair
He's drive-un... the neighbor's crazy... their pulling out their hair
The stray cat's... homesteading...out in the driveway
Were making... big..big... Sad eye's
The kitchen faucet...kept a dripping...messing .. with the beat
Of the song...I was a trying...to write

Ahhhhh.....
A little later... someone tapped me on the shoulder...and kinda broke ...my... con..cen...tration
I turned down the oldies .... mini-mized the page.....and looked into the face.. of... deter..min...ation
The wife looked me in the eye... an asked
Honey...have ya ... got any Cash ?....... and that's when I spoke... these kinda ... Sorta... Immortal-like word's

I said
I've got... two nickles...in a tin Altoid box...Shaped like ... a heart
Big Dream's .... of writing a Song.... an maybe....someday... becoming a Star

Copyright Sept. 2007
Unlocked Treasures Studio
S.E.R.

All Rights Reserved

Crashing Gates (Partial)

O.. Come harken 
And tremble in awe
As Heaven's mighty Arch Angels...faint and fall
As He Rises up... from Glorious Throne
Magnificent..Omnipotent
Transfigured flesh and bone
Galaxy's swirl...in His Eyes of fire
Holding the fullness...of His Father's desire

From His mouth
Cosmic Lightning.. flashes
Galactic Thunder claps Roar
As His Voice ...trods God's wine press
Heaven's... fierce burning Sword
Dividing asunder...Spirit and Soul
Splitting Time and history
Shaking...Revelations...bells.. to toll

Then He gazes... At the future
Held high...in His right hand
Sealed.. in His Word.. from millennias past
Waiting...waiting...His commands

O..Triumphant Holder... of mortalities Keys
Salvation's...bloody.. battle scarred King
O.. Human...resurrected..incarnate..Glorious being
Word made flesh
Loose your Sword...let it Sing

Copyright Jan. 2009....Revised Feb. 2012
UnLocked Treasures Studio
S.E.R.
All Rights Reserved

Breakfast For Two (Full Piece)

Monumental fixtures...in our minds
Snap shots and moments
From days .. gone by
Staying clear-N-fresh
Through the seasons...of our time

While etched ..on our faces
Aging lines...leaving traces
Of our past
We thought our...summer days
Somehow ...would last-N-last

But only God knows why
They..fly..by
So... fast

Ahh..
He wakes up in the morning
To a house.....where the kids no longer play
He heads for the bathroom
To grab a shower...an a shave

He looks into the mirror
While rubbing...shaving cream...on his face
The reflection staring back at him
Looks  some how...oddly ......outta place
Seems..
His handsome dark moustache......and cool goatee
Have turned to..salt -N - pepper Gray

Out in the kitchen...she's busy Fixin
Some breakfast....and fresh Cof..fee
He smells..biscuits an bacon
As the rising Steam from the faucet...makes it hard to see

Mmm..suddenly
He grips his shaving razor...like a...carpenters hammer
Catches his breath...and starts to stammer
Then just...Stands there.. like a Statue
With a strange look ...on His face
Yeah...he's caught Away.... to that other Place

Where old Memories hang like Picture's
Monumental  fixtures
Down the hallway's...of His mind

Ohhhh..So fresh -N- clear...He see's

Long shiny blonde hair....hanging down to her hips
Shapely tanned leg's....and ruby red lip's
Lovely green -blue eye's - N - a smile so sweet
She's looking fine....from her head to her feet
In her little bikini....out in the sun
Get-en a tan......and a having some fun
An when she strike's that pose....he's blown away
By her youth full....natural beauty

Ahhh..seems like...only yesterday

She was the kinda girl....he'd been dreaming of..all his life
And he knows..... it must have been..the Lord's a doing
Cause that young woman....became his wife

Well
A familiar voice.....brings him back..from his Memory
She's saying...honey ! the Coffee's..rea....dy
An breakfast....will be..in a few
So he finishes up...in the bathroom
Puts on a pair...of his favorite...worn down shoes

Then He makes his way...to the kitchen
Where...an older...blonde
Is a fixin

Breakfast....for two

Ahhh...Shaving cream -N- Memories
Reflections....from another time
Kid's grow up and seasons change
But old Memories..they stay the same
Hanging like Picture's....Monumental fixtures
Down the hallway's...of our...mind's

Mmm....yeah
Out in the kitchen
His lovely wife..... is fixin

Breakfast...for ...two

(softly fading voices)
Ummm....coffees good babe
Thank you …....honey
Your welcome... sweetie

Ahh... thank God....for old memories
But a man couldn't ask...for better company
Than my older blonde...ta share with me

Breakfast...........for......two

Copyright Oct. 2008
UnLocked Treasures Studio
S.E.R.
All Rights Reserved

Lovely Leah (Full Piece)


It was back in the seventy's...
I know it Sound's like...so long ago
But it's still.. clear an vivid .. in my mind
And I can go back there...any ol  time...
I wanna Dream

She came for a visit... from Lancaster Pensyl...vania
To Her brother Chad's...an my apartment...in Phoenix Ariz...ona
For just a week...or So...

Hadn't seen er.. since... she needed...a baby sitter
I didn't really know... my buddy Chad's...little sister


Oh little Leah.... from down the street
Little Leah ....So young an sweet
Ya did'nt know... that you were cool
Thought that life .... had treated ya cruel

Ahhh...Lovely Leah ...with the wild Red hair
with a tinge of orange.....flow...ing... everywhere
Soft Ivory skin ......... shining in the sun
With your full red lip's.... and those curvy hip's

You were wearing... Low cut.......
Navy... bell bottomed jean's... an a tight tube top
Ahhh.......I never would of thought
You could touch me that way..... in just a week or so
Back in those summer day's ........... so long...ago

Oh little Leah....from down the street
Little leah.....so young an sweet


I gave up my room.......... moved to the couch
And as I lay in the dark.....trying ta figure her out
She come walking by...... in her.... little night gown 
But when She stood ...in that open..... frigerator door
The light revealed..................so much more !!

Yah...Lovely Leah.... you Growed up Girl
Oh... Lovely Leah.... gave.. my heart a whirl
We spent some time ...in each others arms
You soothed my heart ....with your womanly charms

It was back in the Seventy's
I know it.. sounds like............ So long ago
But its still.. clear an vivid.. in my mind
And I can go back there............... any ol time
I wanna find ........

Little Leah.....from down the street
Little Leah...... so young an sweet
Ya didn't know......that you were cool
I Let ya..... walk away .......... Ain't I the fool  !!

Lovely Leah...I hope ya don't mind
That I've kept you Alive
In the memories ........ of my time

Ahh... little Leah....from down the street
Little Leah.... so young an sweet
Lovely Leah....with the wild Red hair
With a tinge of orange...flow...ing...everywhere

Ohhh.......Lovely ....Leah
Yahhhh.....Lovely......Le..ee..ahhh


I can find ya... any ol time
In a special place......in the deep Recesses....Of my... mind

MMMmmm..... Little Leah
Ohh...ohhh ......LOVELY.....LEAH 

Copy right Nov. 12th 2002
UnLocked Treasures Studio
S. E. R.

All Rights Reserved

-- Note: My dad hasn't written much that's available online, although he has written a few articles for my website, give them a look below.

5. The Glass Oval Cuff-link... Trinkets, Memories, and Pawnee Bill (Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show)
4. Bullfrogs, Bullies and The Troggs
3. Classical Music (Beethoven), Spencer Tracy (Roger's Rangers) And Computers... TV, Movies and Memories of Days Gone By
2. Youtube & Old Guys
1. The Phoenix I Knew. Arizona’s Hometown From the Eyes of a 1950s-born Phoenician* Youtube and Old Guys

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This is a project that's been in the works for almost 40 years; at least in my mind. I've always had a poetic streak in me, ever since I was a kid. I was always the guy asked to write a poem or story for someone else... I loved to write... it seemed like every one of my life's situations would come out in a poetic ballad or story....

I spent over 30 years in the construction trades. And typically I'd come home... and write to relax. Somehow, through my pencil and paper, I'd be transported to that poetic place in my mind... where themes and thoughts would flow into words... painting the pictures I was seeing in my heart. It was actually quite therapeutic to a tired and worn construction worker. Although a lot of my colleagues back then couldn't figure me out...

In the early years certain male contemporaries just couldn't figure why a young guy would rather sit and draw or write when he could be in the boxing ring or on the football field...peer pressure can be strange sometimes. Literature and history were two of my favorites...all those colorful stories... I wrote love songs for girls... ballads about construction crews... and everything else under the sun including God and universe. I was the type of kid that could look at a grasshopper being eaten on an ant pile and want to save it. Or look at a caterpillar and ponder how awesome God's creation is.

As I got older, the collection of poems & ballads and such... well it just kept growing... and time kept passing. I promised my wife and kids that, one day... All of this stuff would get published... hopefully before I turned 60. Well, it looks like we're getting close. Real close.

So here I am, a chronic dreamer, avid reader, sold-out believer, and with the help of my sons,and kickstarters unique social funding platform.. we're gonna finally get this thing done.

Over the course of my life I have composed quite a trove of literary works of different styles and fashions... They aren't just poems, aren't just stories, aren't just songs... they are my unique creations, unlocked treasures of the heart... Some are 1 or 2 pages others 5 or 6 pages... humorous...sad... thought provoking... every day things in life... ponderings of eternal destinies.

Unlocked Treasures Volume 1 will be a compilation of 30 of these stories, fashioned together, displayed with loving care and detail, full color with pictures and illustrations; passionately pieced together into a beautiful book form. We've narrowed it down to a couple top of the line publishers who understand what we're trying to put together and have the same devotion to the dream of Unlocked Treasures. I wouldn't want it any other way, for our satisfaction and the readers enjoyment is paramount.

This Volume is also being published in electronic form with the same dedication to creating an enjoyable treasure. These selections from the vault of Unlocked Treasures Studio (my kitchen table) will be a mixture from early years to just recently. In fact I've composed 5 new ones in the past month. The desire to write doesn't seem to be waning as I age...the fire still burns...and I promise you that my final funded product will be of the highest quality.

** It has always been a dream of mine to create a beautiful and unique...large coffee table style book, to showcase these stirring and uplifting artistic pieces that my family and I have enjoyed for years. Hopefully this Kick starter Project will be just the fuel we need to get us past the front gate and into the arena. Where my dream of a real "Unlocked Treasures Studio" can finally be fulfilled. I look forward to bringing you on the journey with us as we forge ahead with this unique project, and I know you will get as much enjoyment out of this new process as I will. **

I never fail to thread our Creator throughout almost all my works... I always try to include Him somewhere in my pieces. A promise I made years ago... I've kept it to this day. I was once very ill... but today here I sit. Luckier than most and still going strong. To God be the glory. I'm not a saint, I've made mistakes in my life. But I have also learned a lot; I truly believe in the power of our Savior to change a man. I'm living evidence of that... life on this planet truly is a wonder.

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    * Ten digital complimentary copies.
    * A thank you in the digital versions of the book for helping to make this project a reality.
    + A unique digital artpiece (different than the above).
    + A unique Tshirt featuring a select favorite verse/stanza of the author's choice imprinted on the front or back. (different than the above) + 3 additional shirts, the same variety, to give to your family or friends.
    * An advanced copy of the finished book.
    * An advanced digital copy of the finished book, so you can read it before its normal release.
    + Your name embeded in the digital copy AND the physical book as a special thank you.
    + Choose your favorite piece of poetry, we'll print it and sign it on nice stationary along with a certificate of authenticity that's individually numbered. If you want the earliest authenticity #, donate early!

    + A personalized note from the author expressing our humble gratitude for kickstarting the author's life's dream.

    + You'll also receive your name engraved in the physical book itself in a special area reserved for our highest and most precious backers.

    + As one of our top supporters, we will offer you a very unique and special gift. A piece of poetry that is most dear to me, will be engraved on the face of a beautiful high-quality, leatherbound Bible, along with your name in gold lettering. All in a beautiful font.

    This unique gift will surely be unlike anything else in your collection, and will be a true work of art.

    + At this Backer level, you get to personalize your Bible gift.

    You will receive the special Bible mentioned above in all its glory, with your name engraved in gold letters alongside an individually numbered certificate of authenticity and a personalized note conveying our deep, humble gratitude.

    What makes this package so special is that you get to pick exactly which Bible version you desire to be engraved, and thanks to your advanced digital copy of the book, you'll be able to use that to custom select exactly what verse you want engraved on the front cover of a beautiful, high-quality, leatherbound Bible.

    It can be whatever verse you wish from either of the 30+ poetic pieces included in the book. However, it has to be within reason and spacial constraints, and we may have to pick the Bible that is chosen to be engraved. We'll do our best though to stay in contact and allow you to not only select the Bible version you want, but possibly other design choices like the color for those whom little details like that are profoundly meaningful.

    We'll do our best to work with you and accommodate your requests because after all this is YOUR project too. We want you to be satisfied to the fullest.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    This very limited reward is unlike any of the others, and is exclusively reserved for those who are truly willing to give such a large part of themselves and their finances to the fruition of this very special project.

    In addition to receiving all of the above (as laid out in the previous rewards), I will create an entirely personal and unique storysong customized around your name, your ideas, or whatever unlocked treasure you have within your heart.

    Obviously, it has to be within reason (i.e., you can't ask me to write a 50 page song); but this is reserved for our most cherished backer, and I will be willing to work hand-in-hand with you to craft a unique piece of literary art that you will be proud of, done in the same style and form as I do all of my writings... spoken from the heart.

    It doesn't end there either, as this piece will also be included in the physical book itself, as a ultimate and ever-lasting tribute to you. Along with my most sincere and deepest gratitude for making all of this possible.

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