In this difficult world teachers face the incredible task of educating today's children. Husbands have to deal with the pressures of being faithful loving men to their wives. Fathers have to face the pain of their mistakes while remaining focused on the family they are charged with protecting and providing for. God fearing men have to balance living with others who don't know or care about his God while doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord he serves. These are just a few of the poems or stories you'll read in "A Man in Transition". It will make you smile, touch your heart, scratch your head or just nod in agreement. This book provides voice through spoken word and storytelling to all that I have seen and felt as man changed by my new found faith in the Lord. My poems have life, a voice all their own. With pieces speaking on the love of my wife, my mother and God. This book will touch you heart and soul. Pick up this interesting well rounded poetry manuscript.
A Man in Transition by K.L. is a book of poems, stories and observations that will engage you from page one. Having known the author on a personal level, I knew what to expect from the book's contents, however, nothing would prepare me for the joy K.L. brought to my spirit, and for that, I am forever grateful.
Before I get into my book review, I want to make a personal remark about K.L. - the man. We've had exchanges about the love I have for my husband, and the love he has for his wife. I love the honor and respect and the love K.L. shows for his loving wife Tiffany. It is refreshing to hear him speak of her, and how she has changed his life. Black love is a beautiful thing to witness. What I've gathered from K.L. is that he is truly a gracious man, one that has transitioned into a Great man. His journey is evidenced in this book.
"As a man travels through life, many things affect the way he chooses to walk his path." K.L. opens the book with this line, and how true this statement is. From the very first chapter, the reader is introduced to K.L. the man who has transitioned, as you witness where K.L. is now in his life, where his journey has taken him. He has come full circle with a steadfast maturity that can only come from walking through all of life's peaks and valleys. "I'm living a life that has more meaning these days," K.L. says. "I want everyone to know and understand that men do change." He goes on to talk about God's grace and forgiveness and how that, along with a good woman, has changed his life.
Part of K.L.'s journey is this good woman, his loving wife. There is a overflowing of love and tenderness throughout the book, and when K.L. speaks of his wife, you go from reading a good book, instantly to a "hallelujah" moment. You'll laugh out loud when K.L. compares a good woman and a good plate of food, citing, "the kind of food that touches your mind and body the same as a good woman in your life can." Click the link to read the rest of the review at Amazon.com Reviewed by Elissa Gabrielle, Author & Publisher www.ElissaGabrielle.com
RAW Rating: 3.5 (out of 5)
A MAN IN TRANSITION is a collection of poems and short stories about a man whose life has been anything but perfect. He delves into his soul and pontificates on paper the good and bad of his life and how he is trying to be a better man than he was in the past. His story is within these pages and the honesty is truly the essence of the collection. His poems and stories are personal, sensual and sad. One thing is significant, K. L. believes in a higher power and firmly believes that power is what helped him to become a better husband, a better father and a man who strives to do all that and more. Read the complete review http://www.therawreviewers.com/artman/publish/AManInTransition_.shtml
"It was a pleasure to work with KL on my latest literary project. In the short time that I have known him I have been impressed with his sincerity, professionalism, and dedication to the literary world. KL is a promising author and poet. I predict very big things in his near future. Keep an eye on him."
Mary B. Morrison
New York Times & Essence Magazine best-selling author