Taught in the principles of religion, Tucker learned early on that life can be much more complex, not as written in fairy tales. He has traveled extensively, exploring the beauty of nature and the tranquility of solitude. His biggest wonders have always been contemplating his choices in life and “what-ifs.”
Whether walking beaches and the streets of cities and towns, or camping in God’s house beneath tall pines and mountains, Tucker has written down his thoughts and feelings about everyday life. He started writing during college and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Christopher Newport College. This is where he also developed a love for teaching, but he took many entrepreneurial roads before he was able to return to his love of teaching and complete his journey.
Tucker published his first book of free verse, Lone Sentinel, in 2013. Roads Taken is his second collection, and he expects to complete a third collection in the future.
Roads Taken is a collection of some of Tucker Carwile’s favorite poems. They were selected because they show the roads he has taken, whether right or wrong, and express the emotional range of a life well lived. Written over a period of years, this collection of work is the expression of his true vocation. These are poems of sorrow and pain, battles and spirituality, the loss of friends, the beauty of nature, humor reminiscent of the past, changes over time, and love and joy found. Tucker’s decision to pursue a career instead of following his passion for writing led him down many roads away from poetry, and away from his true soul mate. The fifth and powerful final section of poems, “Roads to Happiness,” captures the long-awaited reunion with his beloved. After traveling miles of roads, they both ultimately discover the true contentment that only real devotion can give.