A Trilogy Of Poetry, Prose And Thoughts

A Trilogy Of Poetry, Prose And Thoughts

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by Joseph S. Spence Sr., Sheila M. Parrish-Spence, Jonathan C. Parrish-Spence

Trilogy is an exciting experience into the diverse blending of poetry, prose, and thoughts. It raises one's level of consciousness to that of enjoyment and instills a peaceful quality of mind for relaxation. Enjoy this masterpiece at your favorite place, with your favorite drink, as your mind explodes with the fascination of Trilogy.
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Trilogy is an exciting experience into the diverse blending of poetry, prose, and thoughts. It raises one's level of consciousness to that of enjoyment and instills a peaceful quality of mind for relaxation. Enjoy this masterpiece at your favorite place, with your favorite drink, as your mind explodes with the fascination of Trilogy.
The wonderful experience of Trilogy shows how a family working together is able to blend and intertwine their collective ideas and thoughts. Such diversity has produced this exceptional work of art for the mind and body that is soothing to the soul.

The passing of Joseph's mother was a motivation for Trilogy. His healing from her loss was to write. He wrote during every spare moment. The spark ignited the passion within Sheila and Jonathan, and they followed his lead. As a result, this fascinating masterpiece is in your hands. Enjoy your reading and recitals as you experience the sensational journey of Trilogy!

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Trilogy Poetic Literature and Prose, LLC
An Exceptional Poetry Book for Exceptional People!!!

This is an exceptional book of poetry, written by exceptional authors, for an exceptional audience. The readers will gain moments of relaxation, and have great times of laughter and repose after a long arduous day. The Spence family believes that poetry is fulfilling to the soul, and that it raises a person�s level of consciousness to a different stage of awareness while stimulating the mind in a positive way. This belief is evident by the poems in this book. Joseph, who is an attorney and a retired military officer, expresses his thoughts in an outstanding manner while appealing to various cultures with his enlightening words. Sheila, who also is an attorney, and a former school teacher, shows her unique style of introspection into the soul with her blend of wisdom, illumination, and understanding. Their youngest son Jonathan, who is a violinist, an actor, and a martial artist, certainly appeals to readers of various ages with his creative style in a unique way, and is an inspiration to many younger adults.

The passing of Joseph�s mother was one of the motivational aspects which inspired the writing of this book. Such dedication shows how a family bonded to recover from the loss of a loved one who was very dear and special. The writing of this book shows what one family did together in a harmonious fashion to achieve a higher quality of life, and to motivate each other in its own way. It shows how the nucleus of a family is able to blend its creative thoughts, ideas, ingenuity, and aspirations as it moves along the path together, thus allowing others to become inspired and infused with higher thoughts of a better quality of life. The theme of this book, which is living life positively, also depicts how family experiences are shares on a daily basis, thus causing better understanding, fulfillment, and attainment of realization for enhancement of life�s goals. The sharing of their experiences in world travel, and communication with different cultures helped to bring them together.

Having known the Spence family, I can truly say that the inspiring messages by this poetic team of mother, father and son touch the spirits of many with their elevating, stimulating, and inspiring words of poetry and prose for the mind, body and soul. Their poetic recitals in various venues and forums have earned praise and accolades from many. Reading this book is a must. It�s a gem to keep and cherish. In a time when families are being torn apart due to societal pressure, this is one family that has blended its creative thinking and writing for the world to see and follow. This book has illuminated the path for many in a special way. Get it today!

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Each of us can identify with this agonizing process. Individuals normally tell me the worst kind to have is in the summer time. The expectation of most is normally in the winter, but at times it creeps up on each of us in the summer. Sometimes it just won�t go away and a longstanding battle follows which zaps our strength. This is one of my battles, however, I know that each of you may have encountered a similar one in the past and probably will in the future.

It Was A Good Fight

It came upon me like a thief in the night

I knew at that moment we would be in for a fight

Oh, it tried to rob me of my strength

We fought a good fight hooking and jabbing

It lasted all night and the next day but I had an end in sight

At one point it thought I was down and out

But it just didn�t know what it was up against

I came back swinging and kicking again

I almost had it knocked out cold

But it was tough, rough, and bold

One night it eagerly woke me up before dawn

It had awful chills running down my spine

I fought back vigorously with all the Quils

Then it slipped away and crept into my throat

In a desperate bid it tried a strangle hold

"Don�t even try it," I said, "you won�t touch my voice"

I socked it to it with hot salt water all day long

Then it ran for my nose as a last resort

I called in reinforcements; sat in the steam room

With vapor rub on my chest, oh! It felt so good

I was now breathing easy; I had it cornered

Where can it run now, where can it hide?

It was down for the count and I was counting

I savored the moment with a smile

Then it came back and I went running

I had to call in the big boys this time

Oh, hot toddie, you taste so good to me

This baby is going down this time

Warm my soul with your soothing touch

While I get ready to deliver the next punch

There is a dance known as the "Bus Stop." Anyone at a party is able to tell when the dance is about to begin. Depending on what part of the country one may be residing in the name may change. In some parts it is the Bus Stop and in other parts it is the "Electric Glide." Interestingly enough, in various places it is referred to as the "Electric Slide." Whatever name it is called by, it is easy to tell when it�s time to hit the dance floor and dip to the glide.

The Electric Slide

Slide to the stop girl

Glide on back and whirl

Slide to the stop girl

Tonight we glide and twirl

Slide back and then glide forward

Glide left and the slide right

Slide to the stop girl

Glide on back and whirl

Dip to the blip girl

Dip down and then twirl

Kick out the grove girl

Slide back and whirl

Electric or Bus you go girl

You got it going on now

Slide back and make that whirl

Get on down with that twirl

Kick, turn, dip, and whirl

Move your feet to the grove

Bus Stop everyone gets on board

Electric Slide and glide to the beat

And just feel that body heat

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A Trilogy Of Poetry, Prose And Thoughts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
jennysmom More than 1 year ago
I found this very thought provoking and after reviewing this this has helped me within on writes to expanding not only to this country but others left the reader with wanting more from this author or authors
crj147 More than 1 year ago
A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose and Thoughts¿ is a lovely poetry book by three very talented poets, a family of poets. Each Poet has their own section and writes from their heart and soul. I felt wisdom, spiritual value, messages of hope and love within this collection. I was spellbound to read how they all could relate so wonderfully to each other. They all use the accent of imagery, taste, and touch within this collection.

I found the book very relaxing to my senses as my mind would wander to fully realize the potential of the words written on each page, and the story it would tell. I felt the love of Joseph, the Father, Sheila, the Wife and Mother and Jonathan their very talented Son. All of these very talented Authors wrote with great clarity and precision in the content they presented within this collection.

The entire collection was fabulous but I especially enjoyed ¿Walk on By Girl¿, ¿The Electric Slide, ¿Proud was He¿, ¿Autumn Leaves¿, ¿My Dad¿, Soccer Not Fowl¿, ¿The Indian Person, ¿Your Smile my Son¿, ¿Migration¿, and `Don¿t Leave me Behind¿. Each Poet writes well and compliments the other two. I could feel all the love shared within this family. Their expression was a delight to me and brought my senses to full relaxation.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone¿s poetry collection. It is the second book that I have read that they wrote and both books are a treasure that I behold. Kudos to all of you for the fantastic writing! Christina R Jussaume¿Author/Poetess--------- Awesome enlightening food for the soul!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An ecellent book of poetry prose and Lyrics filled with inspiration, laughter and exotic foods.A great collection to be read and enjoyed by all.The poems here give the reader a feeling of belonging and a view of life in various countries.Here also, the timeless rythm of Jamaica,the soul of the deep south and the astuteness of the British lend a colorful backdrop to the wriiten words. This book is a superb family venture.A must read for all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We are created in the image and likeness of God our creator and Heavenly Father. This prolific family trio challenges us all to live and inspire in the timeless and often forgotten art of poetry. Their legacy encourages us all to live and produce something of substance that will bless and impact others for a lifetime as this marvelous book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very inspiring and entertaining book that presents thoughts for the whole family. Each reader will enjoy the moving and enlightening moments shared by the authors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book for reading. It was truly food for the soul. I will recommened this book for everyone. The poems are truly inspirational and uplifting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This family oriented book of poetry and prose is enthralling. As an educator I know well the value of literacy in students. In order to teach students the joy of the written word, you must first grab their attention. This piece does it for them and for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trilogy is simply food for the soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writers flow in harmony. A book to kick back and enjoy alone or read aloud to guests for entertainment. It will bring a smile to your face and sometimes laughter--satisfying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best poetry books that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book to all my friends and family it is something in it for everyone. Exceptional writers and I look forward to reading more of their work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book of poetry and prose written by a family that has something in it for children. The son is an author and so young. I like the subjects. He thinks like a teen and writes like a pro. And you can see the wealth of experiences this family has had in travels, education, and observance of life. This is great. As a woman I like the poems because they are uplifting. The poems and prose by the husband are full of love and laughter. We need more books like this that appeal to the family and those who share family values. Looking forward to more from these three authors. Well done!!! Bravo
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent poetry book to read. This is a very relaxing book. Every page is an exciting journey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the poetry. It flows so well. I can picture everything. Sometimes I think I am right there as I read each page. This is a must read with a cup of tea. Delightful.