“Listen”, takes a reader deep into the conscientious of the socially, economically, and culturally challenged of the world. Confronting the communal stigmas of not fitting in, “LISTEN” is a first person journey into the poignant lives of those who fail to flourish in today’s society. In this collection of poems the author compels us to look at the mistreated and enslaved. Hopeless and helpless, abused and disenfranchised, their stories scrolled ticker tape style across the bottom of our screens. The author forces us to acknowledge and at times concede to the darkness that masks their faces
Shirley gives an overview of the book:
An advocate for peace, freedom, and equality Shirley challenges social, economical, religious, and political agendas through controversial poetry and essays. Her work is provocative, inspirational, and insightful. As a voice for the people behind the story, her poems...