48 POEMS is a highly stylized literary composition of electrifying poems, and may well be the most complete, comprehensive, and versatile book of its kind. There are 48 poems encompassing eight different genres: each genre containing six poems. The genres include: romantic, dramatic, Thanksgiving, tragic, comedic, ironic, Christmas, and children. Subtitled "Reflections Of A Poet," because it gives an in-depth look into the heart, mind, and soul of one of North America's "purest writers" of our time, who is bound only by the limits of his imagination and creativity. Romantic: Every man should read "Love Me With Your Heart" to his love one at least once. Dramatic: "You Can't Break My Spirit" is the quintessential story of the black man's conquest over slavery. Thanksgiving ... "Thank You For Giving" will warm your heart as if it was a flaming charcoal on a cool summer night. Tragic: Tragedy... like death is a constant reminder of our immortality and "Untimely Death" will evoke tears and drown your eyes with compassion. Comedic: "Ugly Like A Truck" begs for laughter as this woman describes her man as "Ugly Like A Truck." Ironic: nothing expresses irony like this prophecy, "A Messiah Is Coming" directed at President Barrack Obama. There's the poem "One Nation Under Oprah" which cleverly frames Oprah Winfrey's rise from the depths of the Mississippi Delta to the queen of talk show television, and her all girls' school in South Africa. Christmas: There is no other poem that expresses "Christmastime In New York City" like this poem. The children's genre ... seemingly every child claims to have had "A Fly In My Soup." 48 POEMS is a gold mine of love and language that is nothing short of a brilliant literary work that promotes literacy, academics and advances scholarship into the next millennium.