My vision is simple and conveys the essence of the moment
without complex motions to display artistry reminiscent of
past masters. In short, I tell it like I see it, as you would
imagine it, as we have all lived it.I started playing Guitar
at eight years old. I improved over the years and found myself
in a band by the age of fourteen. Making money was a plus
but for me, the beauty of making words and music combined
to produce a feeling was the true beauty. I listened to everybody
no matter what the style. I married at the age of seventeen
much too early to be mature enough to handle what was coming
my way. I wrote to escape at first believing that by writing
my troubles down and throwing them away, I could rid myself
of the pain found in life. How Naïve I was. But the innocence
was captured on paper and I decided to keep them. Poetry was
always a favorite to read in any book I found in the house.
My parents had every encyclopedia and science book on the
market, in our house. My Brother and I spent hours reading
and sharing everything in them.
By the end of my Second marriage I started to feel as though
I was the blame for everything that came my way. That was
totally wrong. I wasn’t to blame. But at the time you
are going through bad times. You focus on self-pity, the fantasies
on Television, Books, and Movies etc. Nothing is real, but
the pain in your heart and head. It’s hard to tell anyone
how you feel or what you want to do. But what they do see
is what you are doing while you suffer. I wanted to write
it down and put it away. While doing this, I found Jesus again!
I thought I knew what to do, but after reading the Prayer
Of Jabez, My whole life changed. I started reading the Bible
furiously looking for answers. Instead of transposing these
words of wisdom into another form of worship, I took a laymen’s
approach to what I understood after reading and wrote it down.
Looking around, in my travels, I wrote the experiences down
of everything that happened to me, you, other people, etc.
I hope you can appreciate my attempt to reveal what’s
“ Inside my Heart”.
Michael Anthony Booker Sr.