The World We Live In A Poetry Book On Societal Issues

The World We Live In A Poetry Book On Societal Issues

by Jamell Crouthers


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This book focuses on fictional characters that chronicle life experiences that they've dealt with through poetry. Each person discusses an experience that has changed and impacted them in ways they never thought of. These people only have names, race or ethnicity is not discussed because the goal is to feel, understand and relate to their experiences as human beings. Too many times in today's society we base things off of social stigmas, race, ethnicity, social class when we are all human beings with daily struggles that no one will ever know. Life is a journey and a gift and we should cherish it with the time that we have. We also should be more open to discussing societal issues, having an open mind and respecting each other's opinions, thoughts and feelings no matter if they're good, bad or indifferent because at the end of the day, experiences shape who we are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546335900
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2017
Series: Book 1 of 5 , #1
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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The World We Live In-A Poetry Book on Societal Issues 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book not for the faint of heart. It is a book of prose poems that are hard hitting and deal with many problems we face in society today. It starts off with a punch to the gut, Christina who tells her story of the night she was raped. She was strong enough to stand up and report it. However, she faced backlash for the reporting it as if she was the one who had done something wrong. That’s a common theme in each of the poems: the problem and the strength to fight through it no matter what others say or do to bring you down. The rest of the poems deal with a variety of things: homelessness, adoption, PTSD, loss of parents, self worth through depression or body image issues, domestic violence, sexuality, being sexually molested, dealing with addiction to drugs, gambling or alcohol. There are some more themes in the book just as strong s the ones mentioned. What i liked about each story was the strength each person showed and how they moved forward with their life no matter the circumstances. What was also interesting was that the point of view was different: though each was the person dealing with issues, in one story the person narrating was a child and in another it might be an adult, female or male, parent or child, straight or gay. It showed the perspective from all walks of life, reminding us that each person is dealing with their own struggles that we know nothing about, and that maybe a smile might help someone through a dark time without even knowing it. It was a great read i would recommend it.
Paula_Stewart1 More than 1 year ago
Thought Provoking The World We Live In A Poetry Book On Societal Issues chronicles, through poetry, the life experiences of fictional characters. Each poem, titled with just a name, tells, with emotion and heart, about an experience that changed their life. It is through excellent word choice that the author brings to life the fundamentally raw emotions that each person expresses. Each poem was well written, and the editing was almost flawless. The goal of the author is for you to feel, understand, and relate to their experiences as human beings, so no race or ethnicity mentioned. I found without the clouding of pre-conceived prejudices that knowing this would have brought to each situation I was able to see a with more depth what each person was feeling. The author eloquently tackles many topics that we as a society need to be more open mind and respectful of each other's feelings and opinions because, in the end, we are all human beings.
Amanda21 More than 1 year ago
I concur with everything that is said in this book! Dealing with reality on its terms, TRULY Life is a journey and a gift and we should cherish it with the time that we have. The World We Live In is very practical for everyday living. I recommend this book to EVERYONE. This book will related to anyone no matter what they are going through. Please take the time and read this book NO MATTER what walk of life you come FROM. Thanks Jamell Crouthers, your book and the experiences shared has helped shaped who I am. I feel every word and I am totally delighted I read the book