The Road to Damascus by Mekael

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""Once again, as with 'The Genesis', Mekael captures the essence of the reality called life, while also managing to catapult the reader beyond present time and space, ensuring the reader's landing into the vast cavern of infinity. Mekael's newest collection, aptly titled, 'The Road to Damascus', is a masterfully woven set of prose that enlightens the un-enlightened, while also elevating the minds and spirits of the intellectually seasoned and well read. From the opening poem, 'The Invocation', to the last, 'The Benediction', to include such masterpieces as 'Voice', 'Fragile and Shook', 'E', 'Home', 'M', 'Rising Son' and 'Barack', Mekael's work embodies and displays a natural/God-given well honed skill that so often eludes the common Writer's quest for mastery of both prose and pen. All who will read this seminole work, will not only be blessed by its wide range of reflections and coverage of the spectrum of life, but they too will come away saying exactly what I did, ""What a gift!""

- Dr. Preston T. Adams, III, Founder/C.E.O. of
- PrestonTAdams International, Inc., and The Black Male Initiative, Inc

""From the moment that I began reading 'The Road to Damascus', I was enthralled. I could not put this collection down. As I read Mekael's work, I became magnetized and thirsty for more. His gift for creating magical prose, is definitely Heaven sent. As I neared the final Poem in this collection, I truly felt as though I had come to know both Mekael and his life's journey more. I say with a heart that's awed, that this collection of Poems rendered me speechless.""

- Maria Moore, Ed.S.,
Is the Author of 'Southern Summers' and 'If A Kid Ruled The World'

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Mekael L. Shane, a native of Indianapois, Indiana, has been writing poetry since 1996. The author of five collections of poetry, Mekael steams forward in his evolution as an artist. His work spans the dreamscape of topics, from love, to war, to the ever present issue of the human condition. This three time Georgia Author of the Year for Poetry nominee defines poetry as his "expounded addiction." Ever since the release of his first book of poetry, acute;The Genesisacute;, Mekael has dedicated himself to his craft, working hard to strengthen his writing skill, use of vocabulary and understanding of what the fullness of poetry is. This sentiment is evident in the collections that followed acute;The Genesisacute;. Strongly elegiac, Mekaelacute;s work has the ability to reach deep inside its readers, and affecting their inner beings. In his latest collection, acute;Simian Soulacute;, Mekael paints a powerful portrait that tells the story of a man on a voyage, or a "hajj", as he often refers to it. In this collection, Mekael has released all possible shackles, as he pours himself out, by way of his pen, which promises to make acute;Simian Soulacute; a collection of poetry full of impact and empowerment.
Published September 4, 2011 by Xlibris. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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