Publication date: May 2004
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
"Youth," "Parent Involvement," "Teachers," "Patriarchs and Matriarchs," "Faith," "Patriotism," "Ethnicity," "Relationships," "Self-Esteem," "Insight," "Friendship," "Love," "Hate," "Community," "Socialization," and "Just for the Fun of Writing" are the sections that comprise Poetry Book. The purpose of Poetry Book is to inspire, inform, and encourage its readers. This work of art also expresses ideas like respect. The poem titled, "When it looks like . . . " expresses the idea that a goal involves hard work. People from all works of life, especially parents and teachers can gleam from this poetic work. For example, the poem titled, "An Appreciation for Teachers," is dedicated to teachers and it has been used for numerous occasions. Contained in Poetry Book is a poem titled "Plea," which reminds us to "just leave other folk's stuff alone." In the section titled "Patriarchs and Matriarchs" and "Ethnicity," it talks about respecting elders and having pride in being an African American. After reading the poem about a meeting with the Freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, ask yourself this question: How would this meeting affect your life? You'll find an assortment of poems in Poetry Book. When you have read this book, you'll be poetized.