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Download and read online Thoughts From Within and Other Poems in PDF and EPUB This collection of poems honors the Everyday: a mother's birthday, a grandparent's passing, a broken heart, the students she advocates for and supports in their own artistic quests.
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Download and read online The White Book in PDF and EPUB Most of us believe in information. Some believe in truths, while others believe in magic. Information is what we can see, truth is what we feel, and magic is what we instinctively know is true. On December 4th 1981 the president of the United States issued Executive Order 12333 concerning the activities of the intelligence community. Paragraph 2.11 of that order states; "No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in assassination." But upon learning of the political ties and aspirations of one charismatic young entertainer and philanthropist, certain agencies broke that order in the fall of 1996 when the star was killed in a barrage of bullets fired by a confidential informant commissioned for just such an act. After a decade of silence the files have been unsealed and the shooter will now be revealed. Some call him a hero, others say he's a villain, and some even call him a god. The White Book provides a glimpse at man's perspectives of the cultural history of the United States: assassination, government cover-ups, and his perpetual pursuit of what sets us all free: the truth.
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Download and read online The Rose that Grew from Concrete in PDF and EPUB A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.
Download and read online Thoughts from Within Me in PDF and EPUB This book represents my life. Everything that has happened in my life and what is still happening. I write about everything that takes place on the streets, in my mind, and in my heart. Every feeling and event, I write about it.
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Download and read online Snapshots of My Life So Far at 19 in PDF and EPUB From the time I was twelve until currently at nineteen I have been writing poems about pretty much everything, life, love, lost, school, friends and everything in between. Some of these poems are from real life experiences and others are creations of my mind. I grew up so much while writing these poems and I hope others appreciate that this is more pouring myself out on the page. So take care of this piece of my soul -K.B.
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