Seeds and Weeds
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1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
It's time to weed the garden! Nov 05, 2006
By J. Johnson
Creatively expressed in rhyme and reason, Seeds and Weeds challenges the mind and heart to find tolerance and compassion through poetic observations on the rise and fall of character. Tracing the roots of hatred back to their seeds exposes fear, greed and pride as the origins of prejudice. Recognizing where these feelings rise up from is simply taking the first steps to release them. These poems are deeply personal yet easy to connect with. As of July, 2011, Seeds and Weeds has been revised with additional poems to coincide with the release of a collection of darker poetry titled "Passion & Pain" (ISBN-13: 978-0615503943 or ISBN-10: 0615503942.)
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
excellent social poetry from a man in today's world Aug 15, 2006
By Thomas A. Johnson
Strong, clever, vivid poems from the heart. honest. angry. sometimes funny. sometimes admittedly confused and befuddled. openly judgemental, occassionally hypocritical.
Good stuff about racism, hatred, religion, war and the Bush administration. Insightful about Martin Luther King Jr. during fromative years. Good teen angst and family dysfunction.
It often hits hard, and JJ doesn't pull punches, even though he claims to be a peace warrior.
He has a sensitive side buried in there somewhere. He is an Aries all the way, and the Seeds and Weeds are not those of a wasted, pot smoking mind. Rather they reflect awareness, growth and strangulation of spirit.
The Layout is good and the font is larger in the reprint edition.