Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak
by Chase Von
||Von Chase Publishing Company
||April 5, 2007
Barnes & Noble.com
CHASE VON'S REALM777 POETRY SONG LYRICS AND MORE!
Collection of Poetry, Song Lyrics, Short Stories and Quotes, does include some adult content not for those under the age of 17.
Chase von, the author of this book has recently had a story he wrote included in this publication featured in the 2007 American Review Literary Journal Vol. One, edited by world famous author, poet and consultant to the stars, Bryant H. McGill. Pieces of his work have also been included in Songs of Hope, a compilation by Sachel. Your Chance to Hear The Last Panther Speak is a collection of poetry, song lyrics, quotes and short stories that addresses many of the issues in today's world, as well as life in general. Soft and touching in some places and quite direct in others, this books impact is most aptly summed up by the collection of heart felt comments and testimonies listed on the back of the book. Commentaries by actresses, teachers, poets and story tellers and inspirational singers, songwriters and life coaches. This book is sure to leave its mark on the world of literature and will no doubt have something in it that touches and reaches whom ever reads it, from what ever walk or station in life they may come from.
Chase von says...
The measurements of love
Often cannot be articulated
One feels it and one knows
And hopes that another
Can grasp the full meaning
But love is rarely a choice
It is what one feels
Compassion on the other hand
Is something that can be measured
In a way
Through the gratitude you see
In the eyes of others
And the warm feeling you have
That fills your heart
Knowing you helped someone
When you didn't have to
In addition to being a feeling
Is also always
By Chase von
The Last Panther
All rights reserved
APEX BOOK REVIEW (New York, USA)
Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak is an eclectic mix of musings by renowned author Chase Von. Broken down into four sections - poetry, song lyrics, quotes, and short stories - Von's collection takes courageous leaps in addressing an array of topics, covering life, death, and everything in-between.
For those who have become disillusioned with the state of modern-day poetry, particularly its overemphasis on love & heartbreak, you will find the versatility of Von's poetry quite refreshing. He masterfully weaves his way through a tapestry of topics, gracing each with a deft touch that exudes the wisdom of a seasoned veteran. For example, in "Being A Man," he reflects on many of the superficial trappings of manhood, ultimately coming to the following realization:
"Now I see
Maybe being a man means
Caring about those
Who will come after me"
And he even waxes nostalgic in this tender passage from "To My Daughter":
"I don't give you all you want
You'll eat that dinner
If you want ice cream!
You can pout all you want
You can even say
..My Daddy's mean!'"
Just as moving are Von's observations on religion, the breakdown of societal values, and the consequences of sexual promiscuity. Also, the stinging commentary veiled within the poem "Mr. White Man" provides a candid look at racism, that, while uncomfortable, is much-needed if true honesty will ever be established in the ongoing dialogue of race relations.
Among the most striking of Von's musings is this profound sentiment regarding the personal introspection we should all perform from time to time:
"Don't live behind the walls that guilt built
The longer you stay incased in that tomb
The harder it becomes to break free
And write a new and different story
With the pen
That is your life"
With such motivational insight, one could envision Von as a counselor or personal life coach, helping others reach their full potential on an everyday basis.
In an "Author's Statement" that opens the book, Von explains the significance of the book's title as his personal take on the fact that creators of great artistry often go unrecognized before their passing. If we truly are to "give people their flowers before they die," Chase Von should be swimming in a sea of daisies everyday. Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak is altogether haunting, arresting, and inspiring, and a highly recommended read for anyone who has grown tired of the bland commercial offerings currently saturating bookshelves across the country. A welcome addition to the world of great literature, one can only hope that this opus is truly not our last chance to hear more from this promising young talent.
These are but a few of the words that I choose to describe this incredible book of poetry, song lyrics and quotes by author and poet Chase Von. Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak is the type of poetry which keeps the reader engrossed, enthused and eager to keep the pages turning.
I read poem after poem with amazed and constant interest, nearly completing the read in one sitting.
Yes! It is that good and I highly recommend to anyone interested in one man's thoughts on the state of our country, the state of our children and the state of relationships between men and women.
There is a little something for everyone within the covers of Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak. Some of the words are profound while others are profane. This book is not for those under the age of seventeen.
I feel confident in stating that you will not be disappointed in purchasing your own copy of this poetically fascinating book.
I see great future books from author and poet Chase Von. Remember this name.
~Miriam L. Jacobs
CEO, Candalyse Publishing
"Title: Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak
Author: Chase VON
Genre: Poetry, Song Lyrics and more.
APOOO Rating: 4.5
Amazon Rating: 5
Title: Self-Expression Through Words
Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak by Chase VON is a book with an assortment of readings including poetry, song lyrics, quotes and short stories. Mr. VON has a way of expressing a variety of feelings that can touch the lives of all of us. Reading poetry of love, relationships, reality of war, society and just plain life experiences was moving. I found myself challenged by the words in the quote section of his book. I read them over a few times, wondering how they apply to my life and how I think. The book ends with several short stories, written in a format where I could visualize the scene and hear the voices as I interpreted the words.
Mr. VON has a writing style that grabbed me and allowed me to travel through the book, reading the words out loud with a great appreciation for his form of storytelling. At times his words are of a soft and gentle nature, then switching up with a more aggressive tone. I got a sense of Mr. VON's personal life and the diversity in his own background through his writings. From identifying as Black, Native American, with possibly some French, to being born into a military family, serving several years in the Armed Forces and having held a variety of very intense job positions, I learned a lot about who the man was. I was able to feel his desire for love, his sense of family, gratitude for his friends and love of life.
The wonderful thing I find in reading books like Your Chance to Hear the Last Panther Speak is in the ability to read the book, put it down, to pick it up at a later date and still have a great appreciation for the author's gift of words. I highly recommend this to readers that appreciate poetry and short form storytelling.
S.E. Koshi aka Lady Flava
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Reader Reviews for "Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak"
|Reviewed by mary hazen
|This mans poetry sings to your soul, makes you think, and lifts your spirit|
|Reviewed by Kimberly Prendez
|I'm on my first cup of coffee so please excuse this simple review. I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading this book. It is something I pick up and read on a weekly basis. I always come away inspired by Mr. Von's words. He touches on so many things, all of which he writes about IS life. There is something for everyone in this book. Nourish your soul, order this book:)|
|Reviewed by RM Green
|"Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak" is nothing short of masterful! This collection touches upon every human condition, and the spectrum of his poetry stylings are truly beyond measure.
Mr. Von is a spectacular writer whose brilliance shines through in each piece, as well as take you on a magnificent journey through the depths of your mind and soul, and also on an expedition to learn more about the man himself.
Of all languages
Is also the most
Silent of all languages
And that is the language
Spoken by tears..."
The emotions that Mr. Von's writings stir within your being never ceases, and his incredible ability to make you cry, laugh, move to anger and reflect will leave you speechless and in awe of his incredible talent.
Passing up on "Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak" will only leave you passing up on a true poetic treasure...
We will be hearing more from Mr. Von, I am SURE of it... And I will be first in line to devour the offerings!
Michele Green aka RM Green
Author, 'THE PASSION WITHIN' and 'EVERYBODY PLAYZ THA FOOL'
and Publisher, SAFE HAVEN PUBLISHING