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Give Me My Forty Acres Because I Know My Mule Is Dead

Give Me My Forty Acres Because I Know My Mule Is Dead

A Book of Poems

by Al Hall

About The Book

Join Al Hall as he shares his impressions in poetic form. Whether he's recounting what it was like to grow up in segregated schools or dishing out the flavor of life in the Deep South, the emotional power of his lyrics can touch anyone.


In "My Name is Status Quo," Hall takes the perspective of someone intolerant of affirmative action, writing:


I'll hang in there as long as I can,

But my tolerance is running extremely low.

I'm not ready for these new leaders,

So you can just call me Mr. Status Quo.

In "Holding onto Nothing," he tells of someone down on their luck, writing:


I lost my house through a swindler's hand,

Because I wanted a little more than I had.

I signed something that I didn't understand,

And now that deal has gone bad.


Divided into six themed sections, this collection is full of emotion. Learn what it means to struggle and not give up hope in Give Me My 40 Acres Because I Know My Mule Is Dead.

Publication date June 16,2021
Language English
ISBN 978-1-63871-249-7 (Paperback)
978-1-63871-250-3 (Hardback)
978-1-63871-251-0 (E-BOOK)
Genre Poetry
Pages 162
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)


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