Diverse backgrounds and titles
unfamiliar names and faces
all searching for the voice inside
that will one day take us places
Seems we all could use a peaceful place
that’s detached from a colorless mood
especially when the comforts of home
no longer provide complete solitude
Joined together by the poetic passion
that runs rapidly through our veins
while individually yearning to be released
from life’s emotional chains
Some people write for fame and fortune
while others merely desire to vent, but
most of us would settle for a moment of clarity
even if we never profited one single cent
© Damon E. Johnson
Excerpt from the book Rhythm In My Blues
Rhythm in My Blues by Damon E. Johnson
Rhythm in My Blues is a collection of poetry aimed at connecting with the reader on a mental, spiritual, and sensual level. Whether via classic rhyme, lyric, or free verse, the poems in this book possess such distinctive wordplay and clever musicality that they unlock the readers’ imaginations, giving them permission to smile, laugh, or cry.Citing Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, and Maya Angelou as some of his greatest influences, Damon E. Johnson has delved deeply inside his own soul and found the words that truly display his creative expression. His words are like a song unfolding in your ears. Indeed he reminds us that there is genuine beauty in the eyes of a poet.
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About the Author
Damon E. Johnson is an accomplished freelance writer and poet currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He has two prior poetry books to his credit. Cited for its raw feelings and expressions of love, Rhythm in My Blues, Damon’s debut collection, was a stellar introduction to the poetry world. He continued to excite his readers with his follow up collection: The Vineyard: Exploding Grapes, which blasted onto the scene with raw passion and sensuality. Both works solidified Damon as a force in the literary world of poetry.