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All About Life: A Black Man's Journey (Hardcover)
With an intensity of understanding and a straightforward wisdom, Johnny Albritton, Jr. writes poetry that is, indeed, All About Life.
In this, his debut collection of published verses, Mr. Albritton examines the spiritual and physical life of man, and how one deals with each from day to day. His poems burst forth with images about everyday life that range in theme from criticizing apathy to celebrating one's newfound relationship with the Lord. It is not often readers of fine religious poetry get to absorb a man's vision of the world that is not condescending but uplifting in its intent. Johnny Albritton, Jr. certainly achieves that, and much more.
The poet recognizes that he and his readers have to answer to God every day, but how to do that is the key. Are hearts opened in joyful song? Or are the lower depths of society, those that can only cause harm, sought out? In poems such as Job the Man" "Chasing After the Wind" and "What's Going On? " to name but a few, Mr. Albritton's keen wit, sensitive lament, and defined optimism are clear. In others, such as "What Happened to Justice? " and "A Prayer for Mankind" he continues to boldly clarify today's state of affairs as he sees it, whether good or bad, right or wrong. Whatever your present state of mind, the poems in All About Life, by Johnny Albritton, Jr., have that unique ability to entertain inform and enlighten.
Johnny Albritton Jr, grew up in New Jersey, attended Lincoln Tech Trade School, and later served in the United States Navy. An athlete when younger, he earned a four year scholarship to Tennessee State University before enjoying his lifelong self-employed business of appliance refrigeration and air conditioning service. He also enjoys inventing and of course writing poetry from his home in Florida.