About the Author
William Wright, Jr.
My name is William Lorenzo Wright, Jr. I am the youngest of three children, as well as the only son to two loving and hard-working parents. I am a college student from San Diego California and I hold a deep passion for reading and writing poetry. I was sixteen years old when I first fell in love with poetry and I have been faithful to the craft ever since.
Writing has helped me when I was not certain of which path that I wanted to take in life. It was like an other-worldly force that was guiding me through each day, when my fears were so immense and they seemed impossible to overcome. There were many days when I was so frightened of living, that I barely had enough strength to get out of bed. Some days, I would tremble at the mere thought of setting foot outside of my home, and having to interact with perfect strangers. For a while, my anxiety had the better of me. The only way for me to relieve some of my frustration, was for me to bury myself into my work. Ever since I picked up the pen for first time, I have been committed to writing at least one poem a day, no exceptions. It is a routine that has served me well.
Preface . . .
The poems in this book are for anyone who has ever experienced the wrath of anxiety or the lows of depression. I hope that every single stanza you read, will serve as a reminder, that there are others who fully understand your struggle. Poetry can serve as a guide, for whenever your mind strays too far into hopelessness. I trust that the poems in this book will do the same for you, or at least provide you with comfort as you find your own way through this world.
The Slums of Nightfall
Available August 19th 2016
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The night sweeps herself over us, as she paints the world black. She joins us, hand in hand, with the wrath of anxiety. She shrouds us with deep despair and in her wake comes the onslaught of depression. At this point we are all in need of a little comfort, perhaps companionship, a guide to trudge through the long nights with, to bring home the glory of a fresh sunrise.
We cannot see the bountiful stars amidst the burning rays of the sun, they are invisible to desperately seeking eyes. But we do not forget they are there.
We cannot witness a rainbow’s majestic arc during a midnight downpour, yet our eyes will never forget the fleeting beauty of prisms hanging in the air.
I challenge you to step off your trusted track, leave the sunshine behind and walk the slums of nightfall. I dare you to offer up all your secrets to the effervescent moon, to find a safe haven in sunlight’s demise.
Let this book be your hope amongst the hopeless. Allow the stanzas to fill you to the brim with possibility – you can and you will overcome your obstacles, you can and you will know peace and prosperity. You will be inspired, nourished and sustained by each and every verse you find within these pages.
– L. J. Diaz, Author
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