Good Poetry That Makes Sense

Author: Stephen F. Knapp

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403359687

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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Ghana: Conversation & Development' is a book about the cry, frustrations, and aspirations of the good people of Ghana. It nourishes, refreshes and equips the political and economic mindsets of the Ghanaian people and attempts to serve as a channel of communication to the new President and his administration after December 2008 General Elections. Many issues have been discussed including social, political and economic issues. This book critically analyses how Ghana, our motherland would be able to meet her millennium objectives at the shortest possible time. Road accidents in the country seem to spiral out of control, it is very pathetic how hundreds of Ghanaians lost their love ones because of road accidents especially during Easter and Christmas seasons. Time is now due to stop people even policy makers taken advantage of funerals just to show off their wealth. This little book also provides solid recommendations on how this canker', which is slowly, but far eating into our fabrics will be solved once and for all. Can Ghana achieve any meaningful economic growth without the contributions of our well-cherished traditional rulers? Can the Ghana oil of commercial quantity find at the Cape Three Points in the Western Region be a blessing or a curse? The book* is not just a must read, it is entirely pleasurable and the commentaries are well written. It contains great human insight interwoven into the twists and turns of the dreams of the loving people of Ghana. I deemed this necessary believing that the new President and his administration, our traditional rulers, policy makers, schools, colleges and students in higher academic learning would make optimum use of it. Read the materials thoroughly, think carefully, dig deeper, make the necessary sacrifices, adopt some wisdom and make yourself and Africa very proud. PK OPOKU BONNA, LLB., LLM

The Balance of Love and Pain

Author: Troy Sydney Maxwell Pearson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504317084

Category: Poetry

Page: 308

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Although we might not like to make the association, love and pain do seem to go together. Maybe it’s because when we love someone, we care enough to give more of ourselves, leaving the door open to pain. Whatever the reason, the relationship between love and pain exists, brought to life in The Balance of Love and Pain. Poet/songwriter Troy Sydney Maxwell Pearson has experienced his own struggles in personal relationships but also in the battle for his mental health as schizophrenia lingers in the shadows of his mind. His collection, although sometimes sad, is also one of hope, which can be found through the love of others and love of self. Troy finds happiness after living through hell, but then again suffers the pain of loss. Here, there is also the healing power of love but always the struggles of the mind, as Pearson’s schizophrenia threatens to steal his joy. He has survived a series of triumphs and defeats but has found balance. Find your own balance between love and pain in this collection that portrays the troubles of the world but also the world’s beauty.

Tales of the Congaree

Author: Edward C. L. Adams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616173

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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This volume brings back into print a remarkable record of black life in the 1920s, chronicled by Edward C.L. Adams, a white physician from the area around the Congaree River in central South Carolina. It reproduces Adams's major works, Congaree Sketches (1927) and Nigger to Nigger (1928), two collections of tales, poems, and dialogues from blacks who worked his land, presented in the black vernacular language. They are supplemented here by a play, Potee's Gal, and some brief sketches of poor whites. What sets Adams's tales apart from other such collections is the willingness of his black informants to share with him not only their stories of rabbits and "hants" but also their feelings on such taboo subjects as lynchings, Jim Crow courts, and chain gangs. Adams retells these tales as if the blacks in them were talking only among themselves. Whites do not appear in these works, except as rare background figures and topics of conversation by Tad, Scip, and other black storytellers. As Tad says, "We talkin' to we." That Adams was permitted to hear such tales at all is part of the mystery that Robert O'Meally explains in his introduction. The key to the mystery is Adams's ability -- in his life, as in his works -- to wear both black and white masks. He remained a well-placed member of white society at the same time that he was something of a maverick within it. His black informants therefore saw him not only as someone more likeable and trustworthy than most whites but also as someone who was in a position to help them in some way if he understood more about their lives. As a writer, O'Meally suggests, Adams was not simply an objective recorder of folklore. By donning a black mask, Adams was able to project attitudes and values that most whites of his place and time would have disavowed. As a result, his tales have a complexity and richness that make them an authentic witness to the black experience as well as a lasting contribution to American letters.


Author: Marjorie Pizer


ISBN: 0987119168

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 463

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All of Marjorie Pizer's published poems in one volume. Includes many poems previously out of print.

In Awe

Author: John O'Leary

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0593135458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6025

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The #1 bestselling author of On Fire shows us how to recapture and harness our childlike sense of wonder in order to become more engaged, successful, and fulfilled. “Engaging . . . O’Leary encourages us to see the world through a child’s eyes.”—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie There once was a time when we joyfully raised our hands to answer questions, connected easily with others, believed that anything was possible, and fearlessly jumped into new experiences. A time when we viewed each day not as something to endure, but as a marvelous gift to explore and savor—when we danced through our lives in awe of the ordinary moments and eager for the promise of tomorrow. Unfortunately, that’s far from our experience today. Instead, we feel disconnected and jaded. Social media reminds us that we don’t measure up, and the mainstream media barrages us with constant negativity. Many of us find ourselves caught in a life of dogged responsibility and mind-numbing repetition. The daily struggle to earn a living has caused us to lose the sense of wonder with which we once greeted every day. In his new book, bestselling author John O’Leary invites us to consider that it is possible to once again navigate the world as a child does. Identifying five senses children innately possess and that we’ve lost touch with as we age, O’Leary shares emotional, humorous, and inspirational stories intertwined with fascinating new research showing how each of us can reclaim our childlike joy, and why doing so will change how we interact with the world. In Awe reveals how we can regain that ability to see fresh insights, reach for new solutions, and live our best lives.

Builders and Blockers of Life

Author: Randal Smalls

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1629117722

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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From The Better Life Coach, Randal Smalls, comes a collection of encouraging stories, useful ideas, and profound inspiration for making tomorrow better than today. Builders and Blockers of Life vividly illustrates how to loosen your grip from the weight of the world so you're able to reach out and embrace the better life you were created to live. Step by step, Randal takes you through the process of releasing those "blockers" of the past, allowing you to replace them with "builders"—habits and attitudes that will create a better future. When you believe in yourself and ask God for help, anything can happen. It all begins with making peace with the past so we can enjoy the present and design a preferred future. The better life you've dreamed of can become a reality.

Low Level Hell

Author: Hugh L. Mills, Jr.

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307537927

Category: History

Page: 332

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The aeroscouts of the 1st Infantry Division had three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell. It was then and continues today as the perfect concise definition of what these intrepid aviators experienced as they ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. The Outcasts, as they were known, flew low and slow, aerial eyes of the division in search of the enemy. Too often for longevity’s sake they found the Viet Cong and the fight was on. These young pilots (19-22 years old) “invented” the book as they went along. Praise for Low Level Hell “An absolutely splendid and engrossing book. The most compelling part is the accounts of his many air-to-ground engagements. There were moments when I literally held my breath.”—Dr. Charles H. Cureton, Chief Historian, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) Command “Low Level Hell is the best ‘bird’s eye view’ of the helicopter war in Vietnam in print today. No volume better describes the feelings from the cockpit. Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission.”—R.S. Maxham, Director, U.S. Army Aviation Museum

The Moon Can't Wait

Author: Nicky J Poole


ISBN: 1445245574


Page: N.A

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Cold Heart Thawing

Author: Do Chong Poep Sa

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595189725

Category: Poetry

Page: 119

View: 5171

A collection of Zen Poetry from the Abbot of Ocean Eyes Zen Center in Long Beach, California. This first collection of poetry was written between 1995 and 1997, and follows the spiritual path of a Buddhist Layperson searching for a balance between the life of dedicated Zen practice and the life of layperson living in the world. The introduction contains an interview with Do Chong's grand teacher Zen Master Seung Sahn, the 78th Patriarch of Korean Chogye Buddhism, in which the two discuss poetry and Zen Practice. Some exiting insights are shared with the reader about Zen Poetry and living in this modern world.