Featured Writer: Jeffery Martin

Jeffery Martin

Be prepared to be inspired!  ‘Jus Sayin’ is a beautiful compilation, woven from deeply relevant thought and inspiration that the author has shared over time, on social media.  Having an indefatigable human spirit, this author challenges us to see life as an everyday miracle, an opportunity for personal growth, inner strength and love for human kind.  It is a deeply touching book about love, forgiveness, self-acceptance, respect and gratitude.  Written in easy speak; it is a joy for the reader.

A highly motivational book, it will urge us to see the silver lining in all circumstances, viewing our hardships as valuable lessons, forgiving what we think to be unforgivable, being of service to humanity, especially our children.  Jeffery Martin has searched his soul, knows himself well; his only yardstick for measurement is his own.  The honesty of his spirit is felt throughout this beautiful book.  If you enjoy books such as ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul,” Jeffery Martin has taken soul comfort to a new level, with a dash of hot sauce.  It is a book you will want to revisit time and again, seeking out beautiful words of wisdom, there is a passage there for every circumstance.

“I’m not working for a better tomorrow, I’m working for a better today. Tomorrow doesn’t need me, today does,” is one excerpt which left me smiling, thankful for having read this refreshingly positive and powerful book.

Brenda-Lee Ranta, author of Myriad of Perceptions & Allegories

“I am a poet dedicated to using whatever gifts I have to make this world better for EVERYONE.” – Jeffery Martin

Here are a few excerpts from Jeffery’s latest book Jus Sayin’

 

September 5, 2013

We are all lights to someone whether we accept it or not. The question is what kind of light are we? Me, I want to be as bright as an evolving star. Like the folk who have inspired me. Letting their light shine in homeless shelters, on the streets, and in books. I am a product of the light that did not judge me but said . . .

“Young man you’ve got things to do.”

 

September 19, 2013

My circle has always been small. Even as an adolescent I was never prone to hanging out with a lot of folks. It wasn’t (and isn’t) that I don’t like people it’s just I realized very young that friendship is sacred and rare. It’s not something I take lightly. It is a soul connection that implies longevity, not weekend escapades into circumstances neither, cherished or remembered.

 

September 25, 2013

I write poetry because poetry comforted me then, when the circle that was my world proved less than kind. It was the expression that wrapped itself around my soul and said: “regardless if the heavens hear you or not, I got you.” A myriad of experiences later, it still has me. Abuse could not sever it. The cold streets could not sever it. Poverty could not sever it. Lies could not sever it. Near death experiences could not sever it. Poetry surrounded my heart and refused to betray me for easier terrain.

So I write because it has become heart music, but more importantly because through this relationship I can only speak from deep caverns where the superficial have no place.

Thank you poetry I see God in you.


jefferyAbout the Author

Poet, storyteller Jeffery Martin author of nine books (5 books of poetry, 3 children’s books and a play), uses life experiences as his inspiration behind what he shares with the world.  His first book “Weapon of Choice” won the 2008 New Jersey Beach Book Festival for Best Book of Poetry and was also an Honorable Mention in New York and London Book Festivals of the same year.  His book of poetry “As Sons Love Their Mothers” received Honorable Mention in the 2011 San Francisco Book Festival.  He also received Honorable Mention for his children’s book, “Silly Billy” in the same festival. He has also lent his pen to five anthologies including “Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How The Arts Are Transforming A Community,” “No Hablo Espanol,” “The Border Crossed Us,” “Revolutionary Poets Brigade Los Angeles,” “The Coiled Serpent. He has lent his voice to several poetry CD’s and in 2015 released his own poetry CD entiltled “Jeffery Road”

 Mr. Martin has been very active in community for some time, founding the theatre group B.E.H.O.L.D. for inner city youth in Rochester, New York, where youth were introduced to poetry, dance, martial arts, fencing, theater, drumming, clowning, acrobatics, art, ceramics and public speaking.  He believes that words can be a source of strength and healing, using his life as an example.  He is currently employed by Los Angeles Unified School District and works with children with special needs.

Visit Jeffery’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/jeffery-martin-.html


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