Gracie Ann Miller's poems exemplify the gamut of life's experiences on her personal journey. Feelings from casual observances to the depths of emotions brought on by loss---loss of relationships and of loved ones---are some of the themes she writes about. Other poems celebrate the joys of life and others lament life's struggles. Still, others expose the spiritual threads that were intertwined between Gracie and her family as she grew up. In one example, "God created man," she creatively compares the body's circulation of blood to our daily walk with God. "We must feed our hearts with love so that it can spread outward into the world," she writes.Several poems in the collection critique the wrongs in our social fabric. The influence of "things and stuff" on society's criminal activity, family break-ups, and quests for positions and political favors, for example, is portrayed in the poem of the same title. The poem points out numerous features of a corrupts society. Special memories of the civil rights movement, which Gracie Miller witnessed in Huntsville and in her home in south Alabama, were painted with firsthand experience. In other poems about atrocities in society, she ably laments the "senseless slaughter" and "the killing fields" at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, respectively.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Miller, Gracie a.
Publisher: Independently Published
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.17d
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