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A Poetic Spanking

A Poetic Spanking

by Anthony Toomer
A Poetic Spanking

A Poetic Spanking

by Anthony Toomer


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Jesus came to show us the way,
How we should live from day to day.
The scriptures said there would be a Messiah,
And saving souls would be his desire.

Anthony Toomer enjoys telling true stories while using poetry as the narrative. In his first volume of poems divided into three parts, he interweaves personal experiences and current events with introspective observations that lead others on a journey through his path through life as an African American man.

Toomer begins with reflections inspired by biblical wisdom and his Christian faith that explore the power of prayer, the never-ending battle between good and evil, and God’s ability to pull us out of the darkness and into the light. In the remaining two sections, Toomer reflects on love, the sanctity of marriage, and the need for justice in the Black community as ignorance continues to plague humanity, even in today’s modern world.

A Poetic Spanking is a volume of free verse that explores faith, love, and societal woes while encouraging believers to build a lasting relationship with God.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781665705189
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2021
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Readers will be pleasantly surprised by author Anthony Toomer’s natural skill at converting current events and personal experiences into poetry. There is no fake news here. Time and time again, his writing is thought-provoking, and many will identify with its points of contention. This is the writer’s first attempt at compiling a poetry book. He has been writing poetry since childhood.

The author was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Bushwick High School in Ridgewood, Queens, and went on to graduate from La Guardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. He formerly lived in the Cooper Park Houses in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He honorably served in the US Army Reserves, based at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Now retired from the New York City Transit Authority as a motorman, he indulged in his lifelong aspiration to write a poetry book. The author is married and has two adult sons.

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