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A Review from “Thank You For the Content III” by R.D. Johnson (Reggie D. Johnson)
This is a quick chapbook by Reggie D. Johnson.
But in 20 pages Reggie is full of reflection.
Reggie is full of fear, full of strength, full of freedom, full of rejection.
To feel completion when sitting with bravery.
It is a year of overcoming. While the clock may still be ticking negatively in the now. Maybe, just maybe there is a unity in time, in people, in change. Towards impermanence. The lyrical poems in this chapbook is the ultimate in a thinking man's poetry. Real poetry, not based in fiction, a storytelling from truth not from a new found religion.
The errors and failures of government, the death of heroes when people became "SCARED" and their hidden prejudices out for display. Reggie perfectly preaches out the rhythm of covid-era poetry and holding up a mirror to the world to see the reflection of all the sacrifices that have been given. The blood that has been shed should make us stronger, even as the ills in the air suffocates not only our breath, but clogs the clarity in our minds. The years even in it's most "radical" to many still seems to be a still frame that doesn't fade easily. Just remains gray. But the hope has to be vocalized, because WE have to recognize that WE are the ones that can change the direction of the compass. Let's change the compass and head to the right direction. Finally.
This chapbook has so many thought provoking poems including (Not Just on) Juneteenth published on this blog, soon to be in a Fevers of the Mind Anthology and also a Best of the Net Nominee.
I applaud Reggie D. Johnson for putting out poetry that matters more than just a self-righteous glorification.
Here is a link to the chapbook through Daily Drunk Magazine.
David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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