Conversations with a Soul Brother: Soul Food, and the Arts of Screaming

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Jeffrey Perry, 2008 - Poetry - 216 pages
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IT'S MY SOUL, MY MOVEMENT, MY WAY!
The Afro-American has a strong culture of soul that goes far back past our enslavement in America. It is that spirit that keeps us strong. Poet Jeffrey Perry speaks as an ex-slave (descendant) who realizes the true impact that slavery, Jim Crow laws and all our struggles had and continue to have on the Black psyche and nature. These trials have been circumvented by an understanding of the soul of African people. It has been faith, love of God or just life itself that keeps us keeping on! Conversations with a Soul Brother is a calling to embrace our past, present and future with a love of our spirit. It is Jeffrey's soul that is heard in his words.
 

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A big book of poems and essays

Contents

TELL IT TO THE MOUNTAINTOP
2
SOUL FOOD
3
UNTITLED
4
GOOD SPIRIT
5
REACHING GO
7
CHARITY
9
WOMAN IS NOMAN
11
GODS JOKE
13
ON A CIRCLE LINE
94
PART 2
97
CONVERSATIONS WITH MY BROTHER
98
BEHIND A COLOR BLACK
99
AM JUST AN AFRICAN WHO SPEAKS ENGLISH
100
IAM BICULTURAL
102
DIGITDIGTALDIGITELLDIGITALE THE STORY OF GIGANTOE
105
STOP THAT
110

FAMILY TREE
14
WOMAN
16
THEY MAKE AN ANGEL BLEED
17
VAN a selfportrait
18
SLAVEMANS PRAYER
20
RELATIONSHIP
21
AGE OF EXPOSURE
22
THE END IS ALWAYS NEAR ON A CIRCLE
24
NO WHERE ELSE TO GO
27
Live It Well
29
ALL HEADS TO THE SKY
30
NO SONG
32
WILL BELIEVE IN ME
33
A FLOWER a childs poem
35
OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINTOP 36 24 SILENCE IS GOLDEN
37
MAN
38
No Angel
39
LIFE
41
DON QUIXOTES EFFECT
43
DON QUIXOTE TOO
45
The Lessons of Life
47
BEING BLACK
49
THE WRITING ON THE WALL
51
NO VICTORY AT THE END
53
WITHOUT A PRAYER
55
OH MY FAITH
58
A LOVE DEFERRED
59
Love for Phyllis
61
HOW I LOVE THIS SONG
62
YOURS TOMORROW
64
TO MY LOVE MISSING YOU
65
LOVEHAND
67
IM GOING TO LOVE YOU MORE
68
WHEN
70
THE BLACK MAN
72
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
74
DAY AND NIGH
76
THE RAPTURE
77
END OF INTELLIGENCE
80
TRUTH IN LIFE
81
UNDERSTOOD DIFFERENTLY
82
Beyond Good and Evil Faith
84
Beyond Good and Evil 2 Balance
86
MY BROTHER
88
NOTHING HERE IS WRONG
91
AS THIS LIBERTY BELL TOLLS
114
BLACK POET Part 1
116
BLACK POET Part 2
117
GOD WAS MY MASTER MY MASTER WAS GOD
118
DURAGS
119
IAINTAM_ F_
121
CAN I GO FROM A KING TO A PRESIDENT? 123 14 DECEPHAR
125
IN OTHER WORDS
127
LOVING A WOMAN
129
BLACK GOLD
131
REACTIONS
133
I SEE YOU THERE
135
WHEN A REVOLUTION HAS COME
136
WHY AM I SO FAMILIAR?
138
THE INK SPOT
140
WILL NEVER BE KING
142
SLAVE 1 BECAUSE I AM SLAVE
144
IDONTDO KATRINA
146
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
147
SLAVE 2 RED BLACK GREEN
148
A THOUGHT
150
LOVE NEW YORK
151
BECAUSE I AM BLACK
152
EQUAL
153
DO NOT CALL ME YOUR BROTHER
154
THE POEM
156
FINALLY
158
RAP SONG
159
THE GAME IS ON IN THE FIRST PERIOD
161
DICK TRACY
163
BUT I CARE ABOUT HIM
165
WITHOUT DEFINITIONS
167
MY PRIDE
169
WHY I WRITE
171
DELIVER A BLOW
172
THEMISSING LINK
174
RAT RACE
178
DISSECTING KING
179
SAYING SOMETHING
182
DICK GREGORYS THE NEW NWORDS 183 48 DR LOWRYS EXSLAVE SYNDROME
185
REPARATION
187
THE ECONOMICS OF POVERTY
191
THE DE FACTO FACTOR
195
AFRICANISM
199
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