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Tears from the Hood

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Tears from the Hood by Melvin D Johnson
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Description

There's an African proverb stating that, "it takes a whole village to raise a child"; The constitution of the united states begins with, "we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal"; and within the pledge of allegiance, the implication is that we are, "one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Tears From The Hood is a poetic journey addressing the reality of these idioms through the eyes and experiences of a black man, born and raised in a country where the hypocrisy of that constitution, pledge of allegiance, and African proverb are manifested on a daily basis by the conduct of its government and the lack of it's humanity. It is a plea for change; it is hope that we can become a village, where all men are created equal, with liberty and justice for all for the sake of our children.

Author Biography

Melvin was first introduced to poetry by his aunt about age three. She would read poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar to him. He has been a lover of poetry ever since. He has published three books of poetry, a poetry cd, and has had his poetry published in several anthologies.
Release date Australia
June 29th, 2018
Pages
142
Illustrations
4 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
Imprint
Melvin D. Johnson
Dimensions
127x203x13
ISBN-13
9781535609128
Product ID
28254429

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