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Lamont B Steptoe has created some amazing poems that contain a stupefying emotional impact some poems in this collection carry a curse word that disrupts the poems A Long Movie of Shadows by Lamont B Steptoe is spiritual release of emotions Lamont uses black history the Vietnamese War and blunt language to create a poignant foul mouthed spiritual book of poetry Lamont B Steptoe sought to create a journal of his life and all the things that affected him throughout his journey some of his poetry praise poetry and himself A Long Movie of Shadows is a collection of poems that can be a new experience to many but is meant to touch and enlighten those who read it The poems are broken up into many sections names after poems such as A Great Granddaddy Speaks What We Is I Confess and Who Survived The sections are broken up between slavery his past Vietnam black culture and American history Lamont B Steptoes book A Long Movie of Shadows is a great book of poetry that both calms the reader down and captivates them the book of poetry accomplishes what it was meant to do enlighten and exciteLamont B Stepoes poems range from stories of his life to slavery and the world that created them The poetry can vary from a few lines to multiple pages The shorter poems like A Great Granddaddy Speaks and Spider Holes have a greater impact on the poetry collection than the longer poems The shorter poems have a greater impact because of the shortness of terms the briefness of his words allow a more direct impact The long poems such as Some Kinda Railroad Station and Big Easy A Meditation allow for a long more story driven approach to poetry The longer poems let Lamont add more complex feelings into the poems from the descriptions of the sights and smells of a city to the philosophies of a black
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