Keeping it Real: Poetry from the Soul

Keeping it Real: Poetry from the Soul

by Jeffrey Talton


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ISBN-13: 9781503551398
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

I was born on October 3, 1955 to Ernest and Geraldine Talton. My parents were hard working and did whatever they could to raise me and my 7 brothers and sisters. My mother called me the lucky one. I grew up in Highland Park, MI which is a suburb of Detroit. As a young man I decided that I wanted to do what in the eyes of the law was wrong and had got caught up in the judicial system. The look on my mother's face was more hurting than anything and I knew that I had to make a change. As I stood in front of the judge I realized that this would be a life changing moment for me. I had come to a fork in the road and I had to make the decision of which door I wanted to travel down. I was 19 on my own and going in the wrong direction, got myself locked up and brought to my knees. I looked around and wondered; where are all my friends? My real friend showed up with an application in hand for Eastern Michigan University starting in the fall of 1975.

I am a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. So thanks to the Lord and a praying mother I was given a second chance.

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