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Published by Rickey K. Hood 

Poetry and Spirit Belong Together

“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/ Publisher
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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New and Featured book

Life's Chain
by poet and educator 
Ronnie E. Hood

Life's Chain is a collection of poems written by my brother Ronnie E. Hood. He was an Educator, Church Deacon, and poet. This is his first collection of poetry ever to be published. I hope you read and enjoy my brother’s written spirit and see what a joy he was. He will be missed.


“We all live in a spider’s web!

We’re always getting caught up in


from Life's Chain


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. 

1995 TO 2018


(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.


(From: In Due Season)

Face of God (page 72)

Man peers out in the void seeking marvels 

beyond comprehension

Of time, space, and energy that is the universe
Of galaxies born and destroyed
Man’s technology lands on neighboring worlds
As voyager glides from out of our solar system, taking snap
Shots of the blue star called Earth

His vision moves into the universe to find the face of God
And in all of his seeking, he has only found more to seek
More incomprehensible marvels to comprehend
Not knowing the knowledge that man understands
Is only a grain of sand on the beach
A drop of water in the ocean

And God laughs
At the arrogance of man, and says,
“Wait till he sees me”

And on that day
man shall see the face of God
Not as Michael Angelo’s old man on a throne
But as the true reality
Made manifest… Everywhere

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

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.


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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