Tag Archives: poetry

Amiri Baraka, Poet and Playwright, Dies at 79

11 Jan
Amiri Baraka, a poet and playwright of pulsating rage, whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others, died on Thursday in Newark. He was 79. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2014/01/amiri-baraka-poet-and-playwright-dies.html

Check out poems from my new book of poetry, LOVE

25 Nov

Check out poems from my new book of poetry, LOVE

Hi this George Cook. I have written a new Kindle Book titled LOVE. It’s a collection of poems about love, relationships and heartache. There are poems here about love of a spouse or partner, love of a child, love of family, and even the love of your favorite sports team. Below is a free preview of 3 of the poems in the book. LOVE is just $1. You can buy LOVE for $1 here: LOVE FOR KINDLE

If you don’t own a Kindle you can read the book on your computer. You can buy that from Scribd here LOVE for computer

Please read, reflect,enjoy, and give your opinion.

Love

Love is having a partner
that’s your best friend
Love is having a partner
that’s there to the end

Love is having a partner
that knows it’s about being there
Love is having a partner
that’s knows not to talk just hear

Love is having a partner
that makes you feel better on a bad day
Love is having a partner
that knows exactly what to say

Love is having a partner
that understands you
Love is having a partner
that you are happy that said “I do”

Love is
What I have.

George L. Cook III 2010

Because I’m Daddy
I will be there to protect you
I will look over you
No matter what you do

You are my child
I know at times you don’t need me
I know you need your space for awhile

I understand that you are growing up
Developing a life of your own
But I’m still going to watch over you’re butt

Even when your grown
you know about 30 or 35
I’ll still consider you my own

It’s because I only want to see you happy
I know I can be pest at times
But hey, I’m your daddy

George L. Cook III 2010

ABC

Anyone: I couldn’t love Anyone but you

Beautiful: There is no one as Beautiful as you

Commitment: I am so glad we made a Commitment when we said I do

George L. Cook III

That’s the preview. Let me know what you think and if you like what you have read you can buy LOVE for $1 here: LOVE FOR KINDLE

If you don’t own a Kindle you can read the book on your computer. You can buy that from Scribd here LOVE for computer

Audio: Maya Angelou’s “Abundant Hope”: Poem for MLK Monument dedication

28 Aug

Audio: Maya Angelou’s “Abundant Hope”: Poem for MLK Monument dedication

This weekend at a cereomony honoring black women civil rights leaders Maya Angelou read a poem titled “Abundant Hope” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr”:

Listen to the poem here: http://aareports.com/2011/08/audio-maya-angelous-abundant-hope-poem.html

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

28 May

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and musician best known for the song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died Friday. Read more and listen to “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised here:

http://aareports.com/2011/05/poet-and-musician-gil-scott-heron-has.html

Video: Common’s poem a Letter to the Law

12 May

Video: Common’s poem a Letter to the Law

There has been a made up controversy about the rapper and poet Common AKA Lonnie Rashid Lynn being invited to the White House based on a supposedly racist and violent poem he wrote and performed in 2007. Those who criticize first need to look up the word metaphor and then actually listen to the poem. Watch Common recite his poem: http://aareports.com/2011/05/video-commons-poem-letter-to-law.html

Mommy: A poem for Mother’s Day

9 May

Mommy: A poem for Mother’s Day

Here is a poem I wrote in 2004 for my first book Let’s Talk Honestly ” My Poetry”. The poem is titled MOMMY and I feel it is very appropriate on Mother’s Day.

Read it here: http://aareports.com/2011/05/mommy-poem-for-mothers-day.html