SEATTLE - Already off to the best statistical start in his career, Seahawks' wide receiver Tyler Lockett will reach a major off-the-field accomplishment next week.
Lockett's debut book of poetry "Reflection" officially goes on sale next Tuesday.
The 27-year-old says he has been writing poetry since his senior year at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"I found out the best way to be able to help somebody is to talk about yourself," Lockett said of his book Monday. "If you talk about someone else's scars, they feel like they're the victim … but if you talk about yourself and you share your own scars, they'll listen more."
Lockett said the book is about self-reflection and serves to remind himself about the important things that matter the most to him.
The book is available for preorder now on Amazon and will be available at book =stores in the area.
"Fueled by faith and powered by a strong work ethic, Tyler Lockett's debut book of poetry is a reflective and uplifting journey through topics such as identity, sports, race, relationships, and how to live a purposeful life," a description of "Reflection" on Amazon reads .
One poem that will be featured in the book is entitled "Turn Off The Lights," a poem that Lockett said he wrote to show a friend who was considering suicide that "his life is worth living."
Lockett posted a live reading of "Turn Off The Lights" two years ago on his Twitter account.
This is a live poem that i did about one of my best friends thinking bout suicide. And this poem is to show him why his life is worth living pic.twitter.com/1WLAXGLxhP— Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) October 20, 2017
The book of poetry will also include workshop questions, notes and inspirational messages.
Through the Seahawks' first five games of the NFL season, the wide receiver has 30 catches for 379 yards and three touchdowns.
The (4-1) Seahawks next travel to Cleveland to play the (2-3) Browns at 10 a.m. Sunday.
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