In the Midst

by James J. Adams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/19/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781426942792
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781426942808

About the Book

Author James J. Adams presents In the Midst, an updated edition of his previously published poetry collection, Put the Guns Down (1996). Adams’s poetry aims at bringing attention to the violence—particularly gun-related violence—that affects our youth. It proceeds with authenticity and timelessness, presented in the edgy, spiritual voice of the street. As relevant now as it was in 1996, the poetry of In the Midst focuses on the lives of the young—as they are, and as they should be. Put the GUNS down Put your arms up. Act crazy, be heroic & your grave is nigh Fights used to take place with fists & cold mama jokes. Both the time & the day have taken a deadly twist Presently, brotherly disagreements have a medieval or wild west style GUNS are completing what captivity & disease started; Burying Folks till our presence is through A chunk of melted steel with a curved trigga

About the Author

James J. Adams is a poet, writer, and public speaker. Originally from South Carolina, James now makes his home in central Texas. After completing high school in 1982, James dedicated the next fifteen years of his life to the U.S. Army. He retired from the army in 1998.