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Poet Zamounde S. Allie, Jr. demonstrates intense concern with the power of emotion in this book of verse, As the World Burns. In the first poem, "Life," the poet finds his true life within himself only in the glow of "the one who came so that my soul shall not die." The next poem, "The Precipice," looks into the depths of man-made destruction. The verse "Common Bondage," ponders the nature of injustice, and in "The Storm," the poet conveys a sense of the power and pain of strong emotions. The poem "Dismantled Spirit," describes some ambivalent emotions. Poems that voice feelings of anger and love, confusion and certainty, along with an abiding awareness of spirituality and social concerns.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, ZAMOUNDE S.ALLIE, JR. is a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. His religion has fluctuated from Islam to Christianity, but first he had to find God in himself. Man, he feels, seems to get caught up in too many specifics and falls short of knowing his spiritual side. He himself, the author says, made many mistakes growing up, mostly through following the wrong crowd. No longer a crowd follower, he now makes his own decisions from the heart.

To my grandmother Melva Rose Carden, may God bless her soul

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As the World Burns

Published December 1995 by Vantage Press in New York, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Life 1
The Precipice 2
Common Bondage 3
The Storm 4
The Place 5
Burning Heart 6
Silent Scream 7
Dismantled Spirit 8
Tracks of Burden 9
Impetuosity 11
Pitiless Heart 12
Rebel Endurance 13
Sibling Rivalry 14
Pray, My Spirit 15
Broken Minds 16
Flower Field 17
Petropolitan 18
Animosity 19
Where Do I Go From Here 20
Love Authentic 21
Kismet 22
Let My Fire Be 23
Criminal Reality 24
Voices 25
My World 26
Upstairs Downstairs 27
Harmony 28
B.A.P. 29
We All Shall 30
The Beat Continues 31
I'm Coming Around 32
Promenade 33
Back the Fools Away 34

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.25 pounds

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March 29, 2011 Edited by Zamounde S. Allie, Jr. Added hyperlink to online reading of book
March 10, 2011 Edited by Zamounde S. Allie, Jr. Added new cover
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