I met Charles Johnson several years ago, when I was introduced to his beautifully written poetry. He is known as the Homeless Poet and his words capture the journey he and others face, whether his writings focus on being homeless, focus on depression or focus on hope. His poetry extends beyond the journey, but carries teachings that resonate, if one takes the time to truly see these lessons. The focus of Charles’ latest work is on depression. His words capture the immense feelings of heaviness, isolation, darkness and loss of self. But in his poems he provides the reader with tremendous offerings and insights. Charles highlights the power of words to heal rather than to harm, to pause enough to truly listen rather than counsel, and to recognize one’s rawness and to be present with them in that moment. In reading his work, one can truly feel the pain of depression, but Charles is a gifted healer and through the pain he brings the reader hope, even sharing with us how best to support someone in depression. His works are truly gifts to his readers.
I am honored to know Charles. He is a great teacher.
Rita M. Landgraf
Department of Health and Social Services
State of Delaware
I started thinking about writing these poems after the death of my nephew Juan. I wanted to be able to offer comfort to those that have loss a love one. And also to let them know that Jesus sees their tears and feels their loss and will comfort them. I hope this book is a blessing to all.
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