Along The Road To Heaven: Songs and Poems about Polk County Floridaby Jeffrey Langer
Shortly after finishing my last book "Aliens and Cowboys" I found myself with time on my hands so I began writing songs. The driving motivation for this book began when I moved to Auburndale Florida. Polk County is a rural community (home to orange groves and sparkling fresh water lakes) this is the first time I spent any amount of time with country folks. I started listening predominately to country music and evangelists on the radio. A short time later I realized these outside influences were changing the nature of my words and themes.
For nine months I lived in Polk County the rest of the time I lived with my father and brother after separating with my long time girl friend. I finished this book at King's Point in Delray Beach Florida. The selections picked for this book reflect real life after all they come from real people and true-life events. The songs/poetry in this book were inspired by people I know, people I've spoke with (in person and in chat rooms on the web).
The songs are about the Cast Of Characters that have been in and out of my life for the past year. I am not sure how some of the people I wrote about will react about the stories I tell, after all they are my interpretation of their words, their tears, their hopes and yes their fears, but also their optimism, faith in god and love of life. It celebrates the human spirit that begins our everyday and never goes away. Be well, keep your head up, and see you along the road to heaven.
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