"The Composer" by James L. Daniels is a collection of heart-felt inspirational poetry inspired by some of the greatest writers and individuals of our time. Inside you find the names Maya Angelou, Jimmy Hendrix, Langston Hughes, Medgar Evers, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones, Dorothy Dandridge, Billie Holliday, Mahalia Jackson. Inside you'll also find poetry inspired by depression, our war with Iraq and this cold world we live in.
features the poems
"Going To Golden Bay"
"Iím going to keep on marching until I reach Golden Bay,
Where the moonlight beams off ones skin and the stars are an arms length away,
Phyllis Hyman sung about days like these, me, I write about mine,
If you walk over to your stereo and push rewind Phyllis will tell you exactly why she committed suicide..."
"Good ĎOle Days"
"Back when Arthur Ashe stood in front of Wimbledon-
Took the time to help millions of needy children,
I remember watching him hit the ball back and forth-
Changing the channel and watching Michael ďAirĒ Jordan fly across the court..."
"I must confess, I was the unknown gunman at the Grassy Knoll,
I hid and successfully aimed at the target of hate right through this miniscule hole,
I then sat down and wrote the Constitution, it wasnít the man with the white curly wig, that was me,
While holding hands and kissing Martha Moxley underneath her fatherís apple tree."
"Corners of America"
"Shake a black mans hand-
On a corner in America.
Give the homeless man 75 cents and buy that soda later on a corner on a corner in America.
Stand and look at the many races-
On a corner in America,
Blending in and living the American dream on a corner in America..."
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