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by Rickey K. Hood 

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“Empowerment of Love ‘And I wait, wait patiently for you, for you to turn around, to see you. And I saw your face again, touched by time’ Simply Beautiful my Brother Love & Blessings!” “Interesting take on perceptions here brethren... another masterpiece I might add.” (from the poem, I Visited You.)


“Excellent all-inclusive work Mr. Hood. Words for every walk of life, for every mentality, as only a true poet can do.” much respect


"Good Morning, Rickey!!
I'm up reading your books, with a cup of Coffee. They go together, Good Book, good coffee. Must read books.
In Due Season and Take My Hand Walk With Me.
Get in that comfortable sofa, wrap a blanket around your shoulder. Get a Hot cup of Tea and read these books."


About the Author 
Rickey K. Hood 

Rickey K. Hood (AKA) Fareed Abdus-Saboor Hood, was born in Charlotte NC. He is an award-winning poet as well as an essayist, playwright and performer. His poems and essays has been published in many anthologies such as Journey to Timbooktu, edited by Memphis Vaughan Jr.; Our Truth, edited by Dr. Uplift; Main Street Rag, volume 6 #1; Humanities in the South, Journal of the Southern Humanities Council #89 and numerous others.  His work has also appeared in magazines like: Key Stone 1997  Central Piedmont Community College student arts publication; Six issues of AMAG, INC. Awareness Magazine; and he is a former journalist for the independently published Black Reign News published in New York city.  He has also been honored twice in the Marquis: Who’s Who in America 2001 and 2002 editions.   

Fareed (AKA) Rickey K. Hood, received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2004 and his Associates in Arts Degree from Central Piedmont Community College in 2002. He also studied at the Islamic Online University where he received several Certifications in Islamic studies.

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1995 TO 2018

TAKE MY HAND, WALK WITH ME is a collection of new and selected poems spanning from the years of 1995 to 2018. This book is a collection of poems taken from previous smaller chapbooks: In a little corner of a black man’s mind stand I…, Tempest, A heart’s song sung to a friend, and my first major work, In Due Season. The collection of new poems are found in the section
Take my hand, walk with me. 

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(From: Take my hand, walk with me)
I Heard God Laughing (page 145)

While sitting in the park

I heard the laughter of children

Loud and wonderful

Pouring down as rain on budding leaves

And it was then I understood

That it was God I heard laughing.


The soft still voice of the wind

Broke forth in a belly shaking laugh

Filling the air with a pure unconditional joy

A good belly laugh not filled with wrath,

Vengeance, punishments or judgments


I was surprised to hear that it was

Not a “look at man’s foolishness” laugh

Or, God is laughing at us, laugh

But instead, God is laughing with us

Enjoying the joy of the day


Now I can hear the happiness of God

Whose laughter rains down on us

Through the joy of children

In Due Season:
A Collection of Poetry and Prose

In Due Season is a collection of poetry and prose that reflect the life experience of a man that has struggled and made peace with his faith, sexual orientation, and loss of loved ones. I speak the truth on death and the passing of family and friends. This work is a holistic view of life; the bad, the good and the lovely. I hope you enjoy.

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(From: In Due Season)
I saw it filled with roses and butterflies (page 24)

"I saw it filled with roses and butterflies"

The poet wrote

While sitting on the patio of her suburban ranch

Looking out over her garden 

She writes laments over her favorite

Coffee cup/ the ridge chipped/ handle now broken

And she worries/ if coffee drinking

Will ever be the same again 

She documents the lines on her face

Watching as they intersect

And deepen/ each day noticing a new line

Writing panic poetic introspective

On her aging face 

She notes/ the sweet texture of chocolate

Adhering to her fingers

And she write of its finite

Yet/ necessary existence 

And I...

A poet myself/ read

Her verses of polished and tainted metaphors

And wonder what life is like in a suburban ranch

Locked behind high fences and security systems

While I live in the world of shots in the dark

And freshly freed convicts living

Next door and down the street

Turning my street corner into a cell block 

I don't have time for a favorite coffee cup

And the lines of time on my face are welcomed

There are no preferences of gourmet assorted chocolates 

But/ I do have dreams

Of fields filled with roses and butterflies

SUBMISSIONS is a 31-day devotional consisting of reflections, praises in poems from an Islamic perspective. Take the time out in your day to read a page and think how you can improve on your relationship with yourself and your fellow man. To express your love for God is to show your love for mankind. Submissions is a daily reminder of that simple truth in just a few pages. Great for interfaith studied.

A 31 day devotional of reflections praises in poetry from an Islamic perspective


From: Submissions, a 31 day Islamic devotional
#4 Faith (page 4)





"The Lord of the heavens and earth and all

that is between them, if you (but) have faith

with certainty." Surah 44:7.

Faith is like the sun; there are days when one wakes up with faith brightly shining, a perfect day when nothing will seem to go wrong, but slowly and quietly clouds of life's realities begins rolling in and weaken the bright intensity of faith. The day becomes gloomy, dim and the light slowly fade. Later the wind and rain of hardships begin to pour down. Where then is the faith you begin with? Have the uncertainties of life taken it away? No, faith is there if you believe, bright and shining as ever. Faith is above the clouds, above the hardships above the storm as it rages. It rest and resides securely in the abode of the knowledge of God and His love for us. 

Faith shines knowing that Allah is always there.

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