|About the Book|
This is Craigs fifth book of poetry and is dedicated to the memory of those pioneers that paved the way for us to be where we are today. All of the great activist who put their lives on the line for a better future taught him that we have aMoreThis is Craigs fifth book of poetry and is dedicated to the memory of those pioneers that paved the way for us to be where we are today. All of the great activist who put their lives on the line for a better future taught him that we have a responsibility to give back to those coming up after us. A number of poems are dedicated to those who were committed to having A Life Worth Living such as Dr. Martin L. King whose life was much More than a Dream and Adam Clayton Powells Use What You Have in Your Hand . There is also a dedication to those mothers who have to raise their children s children and/or raise their children in dangerous urban neighborhoods such as Grandmas Gotta Have a Life To and Motherhood in the Hood . The poems within A Poetic Purpose To My Life are still written with the same style and flare of the previous books yet it provides a more personal touch than Quest and Twist . It provides a poetic insight as to why he writes the way he does and will continue to do so. Thus you will experience pieces like The Poet , Power of the Poet , and Be True to Your self which are poetic expressions of his purpose for writing poetry. A dedication to the students at Virginia Tech who were senselessly murdered, is captured from the students view and from their loved ones view in In the Mist of a Killer and We Will Never Forget . Many of the readers who have purchased Craigs previous books have been asking him when he will write another book. This is the response to their requests as well as an opportunity to share a different aspect of his work with such culturally relevant pieces as Pull Your Pants Up, Unfulfilled Dreams, and Still Trying to Be Cool. Lastly he has inter-dispersed some quotes from other poets and scholars that he has admired for many years.