A Compilation of Thoughts
No child ever imagines themselves being put in a grown man’s place with only the grimy walls of a prison cell to love them for the next forty years. But for one young teen, the nightmare of the cell became his bitter reality.
In A Compilation of Thoughts, author Kurtis Graves details his harrowing journey from carefree 16-year-old boy to indefinite imprisonment as a convicted adult. Suddenly abandoned in the unforgiving, unrelenting and unloving confinement of a world he was never intended to be a part of, Kurtis intricately breaks down the simple conversations he had with his conscience to understand and overcome his burdens, while helping others facing bleak circumstances find their way out, too.
A Compilation of Thoughts is a true portrait of faith, encouraging readers that although staying true to ourselves is difficult, it’s not impossible. We don’t have to conform to what pushes us to lose; we must be motivated to win!
A Thought For The Week
By Tonia Williams
Life was already hectic for some of us. The emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned so many of our lives upside down. With all that is going on in the world we need some positive thoughts to get us sometimes, through our day. This book provides inspirational thoughts along with a scripture to get our week started.
Most people start their week on Mondays although the first day of the week is Sunday. But for your thought for the week, you can utilize it on Mondays along with the supporting scripture to start your week on a positive note.
There are 52 weeks in a year. Let us get started. Stay prayed up, continue to keep God first, and have a blessed week.
Caring Desires, Scorned Egos
By Cruical & Artie
Just as the rays of the sun join together in dance, the heart clings to poetry to survive.
In Caring Desires, Scorned Egos, authors Crucial and Artie usher readers through the veins of an embattled nation wrought with social injustice, brokenness, romantic disenchantment and the everyday adversities we encounter in between. Intriguing prose such as “Juneteenth” deliver the sometimes painful challenges of co-existing, while “My Sun” is a soul-stirring serenade nodding to life’s simple pleasures, leaving readers thirsting for more of the spirit-reviving passages uplifting their souls.
The feast of prose simmering between the pages of Caring Desires, Scorned Egos is a therapeutic synergy of culture, artistry and love. Both Crucial and Artie victoriously waded through the fire, and have surrendered their hearts through their pens to create a striking collection of unforgettable poetry overflowing with hope, healing and restoration.
Do You Know What I’m Thinking??
Do You Know What I’m Thinking: A Collection of Poems & Short Stories From the Modern Man – is a culmination of poems and short stories written by a different me, at various points and situations throughout my life and conversations with other contemporary peers. I take you on a journey of Love, Loss, Pleasure, Pain and my many insights. In all humility, if you are seeking poetic mastery, you won’t find it here, what you will find is Poetic Vulnerability, honesty and my truth.
Fresh Courage to Believe
Fresh courage to believe is a note of encouragement…to those short on hope, struggling to see beyond a painful past or difficult circumstance, or in need of a renewed vision for their lives…those who have fearlessly summoned the courage and strength to take bold steps in the direction of their destiny, despite looming uncertainty…creatives waiting patiently to receive that second wind that will breathe new life through artistic inspiration…anyone trying to find their footing as they transition to a new phase of life, or someone just having a bad day. In one way or another, each piece seeks to remind readers how their unique experiences can serve to strengthen their resolve; how those experiences collectively represent the sum total of their life’s journey, reflecting key elements of God’s ultimate plan for their lives.
Heart Works: Mindful Things from the Heart
By Tonia Slaton
From Tonia Slaton, comes this debut collection of poetry that explores the movement from broken heart to healing, love, and moving on.
In Heart Works: Mindful Things from the Heart, Mrs. Slaton examines just how gentle, yet fragile our heart muscle is. Through beautifully crafted stanzas, Tonia reveals the comfort in pain and the freedom in moving on. As you flip each page, you will be reminded that healing is the best gift that you can give to yourself.
By Keisha Bloise
Throughout our lives, we face challenges that present us with choices to either battle against change or push us to the next level in our growth. The tests that come with these challenges can be ugly, dark, and heartbreaking. These growing pains make it difficult to recognize the beauty surrounding and hidden within the imperfections. It’s even harder while we’re in the darkness, to have a positive mindset and trust we are being guided towards our light.
According to Keisha Bloise, otherwise known as, The Love Scientist, self-love looks different for each of us. Each one’s journey is personal, imperfectly perfect, and evolves endlessly. Imperfect Self-Love is a collection of poems, quotes, and affirmations to ignite self-love, healing, spirituality, and self-discovery towards overcoming brokenness.
Imperfect Self-Love is based on The Love Scientist’s intimate experiences to empower you to love yourself more freely.
Emotions seal closed doors, but it’s the heart that pries them open. Once we step inside, not only do we find ourselves, we discover our purpose.
In Opened Doors, author Artie Bryant passionately delves into love, pain and the whirlwind of emotions in between through a profound collection of poetry, intricately penned to propel readers into the author’s transparent, visual feast of confessions. As he therapeutically unveils the anxiety hidden beneath the darkness of depression, just when hope seems like a fleeting dream…healing takes place. Not just for readers, but the smooth flow and rhythmic musings deliver the author himself from his painful past. Not only will readers see themselves in the verses, they’ll be inspired to re-evaluate their worth.
Between the pages of Opened Doors masterfully lies an unfiltered plethora of candid testimonies that move readers from the pained contentment of despair, to the inspiring revelation that they are indeed worthy of happiness that is promised to all of us. A poem is but a few words, but the effect of their power remains for generations. Open the door, and take the first step to creative healing.
Unrequited Verses: Honest Deception, Painful Growth
What is life without LOVE? And what is LOVE without the trials and triumphs which bring joy and pain?
In Unrequited Verses: Honest Deception, Painful Growth, authors Poet Crucial and Miss Story have penned a passionate collection of poetry, transparently peeling back the multi-faceted layers of the most powerful force in this world – LOVE. From unrequited to romance-realized, self-affirming, hope, heartbreak, the struggles and everything it embodies in between, every life experience points back to love in some way. And between these pages is where that love is emphasized, explored and uplifted.
Unrequited Verses: Honest Deception, Painful Growth’s eloquent prose guides readers through their own love journey, fluidly helping to paint the pictures of how the emotion should look, taste, sound, smell, and feel to them. For anyone who has endured the joys and perils of love, this book is for you. So, prepare to immerse yourself in the passion and the pain, as Poet Crucial and Miss Story unleash their remarkable revelations on what it means to consume, live and survive LOVE.