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Username: KEM (Singing Artist, Memphis concert)
Congratulations on your Book! Its a great accomplishment!
Good luck & may God Bless your endeavors!
Subject Other: THE BOOK "Messages"
Username: Kim Broughton
Date: 08 May 2007
Maurice Skillernanagesmanages to approach his controversial subjects, most notably race and religion, in a way that provokes conversation and thought, not offence. He uses his life experience to not only describe literal war, but also the war within. His examination of theology, family dynamic and racial discourse leaves the reader sometimes tearful, sometimes angry, but always intrigued. His work manages what so many poets and authors strive for: a reader left touched by his words and, more importantly, provoked to reconsider his or her own beliefs or perceptions.
Dear Brother Skillern:
It is my prayer that you are enjoying a productive, yet peaceful holiday season. Happy New Year! We have a lot in common. Like myself, you have accepted a charge to capture and to publish those thoughts, ideas, and works of literary art that are the direct result of a connection with the divine. I have studied inspiration through a self-discovery the muse (the persons, places, things, and ideas that are created to inspire). Thank you for being a muse. Continue to educate and inspire. I enjoyed reading the poetry posted on your site. I loved the concrete imagery used to tell of a poets’ rise from despair to a realization of the divine in RAPTURE. The journey that you capture is epic. I appreciate the style and form that you used. I enjoyed the closing line the most, “Evil shall know it’s final fall.” Great job!
MOTHER touched me on a personal level, in that, I, too, lost my Mother (November, 2004). The words were simple, yet profound. The use of repetition resonates. It was a heart-warming read. The conversation that is weaved into the piece makes it epic, dramatic, and narrative, a great literary piece. Again, the closing line captures the essence of what the entire poem was about – Mother – it was about love.
I am, John D. Evans Author / Founder
The Evans Poetry Collection www.jdpoetry.com
Greetings, AWESOME SITE! As previously stated "Messages" does not fit into any genres of poetry of the current day. To use such words as soothing, fulfilling, and enlightening would be an understatement. Continue to reach for the stars, for you are truly going places! It's truly awesome to see one of us "greensuiters" make it!
Message Type: Praise
Username: Claudette Metcalf
I want to send KUDOS out to you for a job well done. The poetic philosophical aspects of your work is phenomenal! I am sure that all who view your writing will see the uniqueness and discern each piece in a different light. Your sweat, blood, and tears are exemplified in your "PIECES. "One of my favorites although their are many is Undaunted Love. It rattles the warmth of my soul, but yet the TRUTH glares out with VEGENCE! Your voice sounds so powerful and clear which, I think, intensify and elegantly conveys the beauty in each piece. To a brother from a sista, I send out great CHEER and much LOVE in your sincere endeavor to bring this gifted work to its fullest fruition. I hope you take the time to read my email because it is from someone who truly admires your work.
Username: Christine Rock-Jones
Date: 25 Jun 2007
I consider it a honor and a blessing to know you. Our friendship has influenced me in many positive ways. Not only have left a lasting impression on me, but also my girls. It gives me great pleasure to say to others that I know you and tell them about your book. Looking forward to your next book.
Maurice, I have enjoyed touring your website. Thank you for visiting mine and leaving such wonderful words of encouragement. God bless you as you strive to take your career to the next level.By the way, the poem you wrote in honor of your mother (or mothers in general) is beautiful. May you always stay inspired!
Norman-Bellamy, Best Selling Author
The site is wonderful, and Maurice I congratulate you on putting your philosophies to words. From one writer/poet to another, it's a bold undertaking. Best wishes in all of your endeavors.
Poet, Author, Educator
MAURICE, WHAT CAN ONE SAY THAT YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY HEARD, NOTHING COULD COMPARE WITH THAT OF WHAT YOU'VE CREATED. LIKE YOURSELF,TI TOO AM A LOVER OF WORDS, BE THEY WRITTEN OR SPOKEN. READING YOUR WORDS I'M LEFT SPEECHLESS, IN AWE WITH YOUR DEPTH, TALENT, PERCEPTION, YOUR MASTERY WITH WORDS, WHICH DEFINITELY YOU COMMAND, AND THEY, YOUR SLAVES, PAINTING PICTURES WITHIN EACH, MIND, WORDS OF BLUE'S, COLORFUL HUE'S, CREATING WORLDS. EVERY WORD A FEAST, CLEANSING, TO THE SOUL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, TRAINS OF RAPID THOUGHTS, WITH DIRECT AIM, INTENDED FOR THE HEART OF MANY. ENOUGH SAID, ALLOW ME TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION, FOR THE GRANTED ENTRANCE INTO YOUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH WORDS.. THANKS MY BROTHER....
Hi Maurice, I
just wanted to let you know that I did a
search on your name on Google and
and found that your press release has
been picked up on the following pages:
(#1 on search results at Google)
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Congratulations! Expect more sites to
pick up the press release in the near
Emanuel Carpenter www.emanuelcarpenter.com
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Username: Letha Robinson
I just finished reading this last night One word come to mind for your book “Messages’ Wow! It was beautiful...Nicely done. I'm still digesting it, but it was such an odd little book I wanted to ask if anyone else has read it, and what your thoughts were. Or ask about any of your other books, none of which I've read, but “ Message”, I would probably read again. Congratulations! Good luck with the rest and keep it up good work!
Here’s a Poem I like to share with you that I'm fond of By Wang Fan-Chih (590- 660)
When the rich
pass proudly by on big smooth horses,
I feel foolish riding my scrawny donkey.
I feel much better
when we overtake
a bundle of sticks
riding a bony man.
Remember to Love Your God with All Your Mind, Heart and Soul: The Role of Reason is in the Life of your Future
I just read your work "Tranquility," and I must say that God has blessed you with an awesome gift. This writing is thought provoking. As I reflect on the present conditions of the world, we have really "missed the mark," and must seek to restore order in our lives, homes and communities, ultimately restoring "Tranquility." Thank you so much for sharing your heart, and I will be purchasing your book. Incidentally, I met you at the Transportation Inn, Ft. Eustis, VA. I was the hotel clerk that took care of your accommodations.
Newport News, VA.