One Man’s Spirit

An awesome thing
So personal, yet universally
A peace it brings
To all, the seen and unseen

A mighty thing
So much a part of humanity
Divinity in our being
That, at all times, must be seen

A powerful thing
So simple, yet connected to deity
The soul that sings
One man’s spirit can change the entire scene

Let the teachers teach. . . .
God save Stanley “Tookie” Williams

John D. Evans John D. Evans is a poet. He has published four collections of poetry: Acres of Green and Oceans of Blue: Diary of a Runaway (2000); More Than a Club Kid: Man Versus Self (2002); Things That Make My World Go “Round”: A Poetic Memoir (2003); and How Deep I Can Be: Lessons and Confessions (2005).