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Letters to a Blind Man
America, God, Love, And Myself
by C.J. Dudley

Overview


Turning 30 years old, really made me reflect on the previous 12 years of my adult life. I can’t lie about the situation, it kind of had me in my feelings, on so many different levels. I was reflecting on some of the situations that I’ve lived through, experiences that I’ve had, mistakes that I’ve made, battles that I’ve won and lost, being in a place in life, that I never imagined I would be in, and losing and gaining my grip on reality. In the movie ATL, T.I. said “Dreaming is the luxury of children,” and those words were ringing loud and clear. As a child, I dreamt of recording an album that had the exact same effect as M.J.’s Thriller album! I dreamt of having an illustrious movie career! Only accepting the funniest and highest paying offers! I dreamt of going to Berklee College of Music, buying houses for my parents, having a family with my high school sweetheart, having some sort of significant impact on the world. As the ramifications of my life choices started to mold my reality, my childhood dreams were one by one, traded in for bills, drama, and responsibilities. Make no mistake about it, I had all the time in the world to pursue any passions that I had, yet, in the mirror stood the reflection of the best procrastinator and excuse maker, this side of the Mississippi! So gifted, but no presence! I began to think about what kind of legacy I’m leaving, and I wasn’t satisfied with myself. Not that I haven’t done anything in life, I’ve released a few studio albums, and I do feel like God did with them, what He wanted. But my last full album was in 2010. I decided that my 2010 album was not going to be the finale of my creative dreams and ambitions. I began to write, just expressing my emotions and feeling about things that I’ve been through, the state of this country, and how God never left my side. Because I was completely honest in every single thing that I wrote, it began to be an organic therapeutic session for me. I was able to be real with myself, and therefore be real with you. Some of my words are subliminal, while others are blatant, but every word is a part of me! So, read every word to understand me, but see every word to feel me!


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Description


Letters To A Blind Man, is a book of poetry, focusing on political and social injustice, having a relationship with God, being in love, and personal deep struggles. The book is derived from not only personal experiences, but also from the experiences that I have seen people go through. There are a lot of unspoken truths about America, a lot of misconceptions about God, and a lot of people who gave up love. This book is my attempt at shining some light on these situations, and open up the conversation, so that the problems can be addressed, and handled.
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About the author


C.J. Dudley is a local singer, song writer, spoken word artists, and author, born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He has written, produced, and recorded three (3) solo Mixtapes; From Letters To Notes: A Side – 2018, From Letters To Notes: B Side - 2018, Free Life – 2013, two (2) full length solo studio albums; Ordinary Man, Extraordinary God – 2010, All You Need Is Faith – 2007, one (1) live album with the choir he directs, The Men of Ebenezer; Covered – 2013, and has written for several gospel recording artists. Looking for new avenues of write, C.J. began to write spoken word poetry in 2014. After gaining local recognition for his spoken word, he began his quest to become a published author. His new book, Letters To A Blind Man, was released in 2018.
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Book details

Genre:POETRY

Subgenre:American / African American

Language:English

Pages:138

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543931839

Paperback ISBN:9781543931822


Overview


Turning 30 years old, really made me reflect on the previous 12 years of my adult life. I can’t lie about the situation, it kind of had me in my feelings, on so many different levels. I was reflecting on some of the situations that I’ve lived through, experiences that I’ve had, mistakes that I’ve made, battles that I’ve won and lost, being in a place in life, that I never imagined I would be in, and losing and gaining my grip on reality. In the movie ATL, T.I. said “Dreaming is the luxury of children,” and those words were ringing loud and clear. As a child, I dreamt of recording an album that had the exact same effect as M.J.’s Thriller album! I dreamt of having an illustrious movie career! Only accepting the funniest and highest paying offers! I dreamt of going to Berklee College of Music, buying houses for my parents, having a family with my high school sweetheart, having some sort of significant impact on the world. As the ramifications of my life choices started to mold my reality, my childhood dreams were one by one, traded in for bills, drama, and responsibilities. Make no mistake about it, I had all the time in the world to pursue any passions that I had, yet, in the mirror stood the reflection of the best procrastinator and excuse maker, this side of the Mississippi! So gifted, but no presence! I began to think about what kind of legacy I’m leaving, and I wasn’t satisfied with myself. Not that I haven’t done anything in life, I’ve released a few studio albums, and I do feel like God did with them, what He wanted. But my last full album was in 2010. I decided that my 2010 album was not going to be the finale of my creative dreams and ambitions. I began to write, just expressing my emotions and feeling about things that I’ve been through, the state of this country, and how God never left my side. Because I was completely honest in every single thing that I wrote, it began to be an organic therapeutic session for me. I was able to be real with myself, and therefore be real with you. Some of my words are subliminal, while others are blatant, but every word is a part of me! So, read every word to understand me, but see every word to feel me!


Read more

Description


Letters To A Blind Man, is a book of poetry, focusing on political and social injustice, having a relationship with God, being in love, and personal deep struggles. The book is derived from not only personal experiences, but also from the experiences that I have seen people go through. There are a lot of unspoken truths about America, a lot of misconceptions about God, and a lot of people who gave up love. This book is my attempt at shining some light on these situations, and open up the conversation, so that the problems can be addressed, and handled.

Read more

About the author


C.J. Dudley is a local singer, song writer, spoken word artists, and author, born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He has written, produced, and recorded three (3) solo Mixtapes; From Letters To Notes: A Side – 2018, From Letters To Notes: B Side - 2018, Free Life – 2013, two (2) full length solo studio albums; Ordinary Man, Extraordinary God – 2010, All You Need Is Faith – 2007, one (1) live album with the choir he directs, The Men of Ebenezer; Covered – 2013, and has written for several gospel recording artists. Looking for new avenues of write, C.J. began to write spoken word poetry in 2014. After gaining local recognition for his spoken word, he began his quest to become a published author. His new book, Letters To A Blind Man, was released in 2018.
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