About the Author
From the streets of Montego Bay to the world comes a writer who is not afraid to express himself and let you know how he is feeling. Leon Pryce self-published his first poetry book titled Broken Wings as an experiment which turned out to be an astonishing success for a first timer because it out-sold his expectations. That experience has motivated him to wholeheartedly dedicate himself to another book project; a collection which will formally introduce him to the world as a poet with potential and power. A voice which cannot be suppressed, but will echo through the years to come. Immortalized Through Poetry encapsulates the personality of Leon Pryce and will give you the keys to unlocking this eccentric soul. He takes pleasure in offering you the parts of him which he is not ashamed of; that humble, innocent and modest youth who grew up in a small rural community in Jamaica.
Inspired by the circumstances of life which he and other youths like himself had to endure along with the harsh, antagonistic, concrete jungle environment he found himself in, Leon Pryce inked his conflicts on the page and therefore has managed to help others overcome similar challenges. He never started his journey as a poet or writer but Leon will tell you that if it weren`t for this medium then he would not have been who he is or where he is today. Surely you`d like to know more about this enigmatic character, therefore you need to read his poems in order to get to the threshold of his soul.
Pryce was raised by his Christian grandmother who always ensured that he was present in church every Sabbath. Leon now enjoys a blissful matrimonial life with his wife down in Jamaica`s second city and tourism capital.
Preface . . .
You may ask, “Why the title Immortalized through Poetry?” but let me give you a little history and background about the author. I never started out writing poetry; I started out as a poverty stricken, uneducated youth with no direction in life. I was depressed, sometimes I still am, I had bottled up feelings that I never knew how to dispose of, until I was introduced to writing as a therapeutic antidote to a disease which would have ended my journey through life sooner than I could imagine.
Poetry gave me an avenue to better days when it seems no one cared about me, as you will read in “Broken Wings.” This book is my legacy to the world. This is my contribution to society. This is my life when there will be no more life for me to live, my spirit will reign within the rhymes and rhythms of these poems. I have no children to carry on my name or my DNA, therefore this book will be heir to the genes of a man who once existed on this planet.
You hold in your hands today a collection poetry that has been written by a man who`s only ambition is to write quality works that will surpass the boundaries of time. I once asked the question, “Why do I have to die before the world realizes that there was a poet named Leon Pryce who existed on this earth?” well that question was one of the reasons why this book was produced today. It is my wish to be immortalized in life, for my work to be known and to enjoy the benefits of the love from my readers while I am alive and well.
Immortalized Through Poetry
Available March 4th, 2016
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A man who writes
Shall be immortal
Upon the pages of time
Because words read
Where they are preserved
Between the covers of the heart