Alma Mater Vol. 2: Available Now!

Do you want to learn about all the major universities of the Northeast region in a non-boring, creative fashion all within a few days’ time? Have you ever wanted to know what makes each university unique? Now you can find in this memorable collection that re-introduces the world to the greatness of these universities in this introduction to the Alma Mater series.

100 Colleges of the Northeast are celebrated in the second installment of the series that Kirkus Reviews calls “A Thoroughly Unique Poetry Project” with “A variety of delightfully unexpected poetic forms.” It is a collection that is all things college: Educational, Interactive, Experimental, and of course: Fun. Come see why Kirkus Magazine featured the series, calling it a collection of “Delightfully unexpected poetic forms.” You are cordially invited to the poetry party of the year. Do join us.

 

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I Wish I Could Dance Like Michael Jackson

From Art of Mind: Philosopoems to the World
Available Now!

*I Wish I Could Dance Like Michael Jackson*

If living a life full of
Isolation & Loneliness,
devoid of genuine companionship
or a Soulmate
Meant having my soul’s remains splattered all over
500 Million others’…
That is a trade
I’d gladly Make.

For that would Make me 499,999,999 times Richer
Than the most fortunate of men.

If I could get through an endless
string of nights of
being a misunderstood misfit
In return for drowning in something deeper
than all the hate in the world
Until something is conceived that is loved
By a surrogate family of every race…
My choice would be
Black & White.

To be an outcast in my own nation
and seek refuge in a foreign land
would be just splendiferous,
If I could throw a going away party
and have the whole world as my dance partner

For just one measly 30-year dance.

And even better
if long after I’ve exited —
My party continues to spin
for partygoers to tuck their heads down
with a hand placed gently atop
with high twist-kicks until a new generation
comes in to pick up the love.

The tears of a Child
and anguish of a Man
would be comforted by
a sympathetic audience
Beholding the thrilling transformation

of pain into art:
Within every single note, chord, and hard-bitten
expression .
It is no wonder why so many tears
Could be found in audiences,
for the pain would physically jump out of my body
and splash into my sea of brethren .
If funerals could have live performances of the
departed
With no eulogies spoken —
Only the raw expression of the deceased found
In his Voice
&
In his Dance:
It would only equal the Power
of
Just Another of his Performances.

Those would be my greatest moves —
With my blood left on the Dance Floor .
To feel the embrace of the remaining
Unconditional Family
Who have Seen the
Bad,
Heard the Worse,
And Read the Worst…
Nothing could Beat It .
If so many millions could share that pain,
Then how many millions share this wish?

I Wish I Could Dance Like Michael Jackson,
But if I could…
Michael Jackson wouldn’t be Michael Jackson —
We All Would.

Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved
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Princeton University Poem

*Princeton University*

Princetonians, delight! For history is on your side!
Princetonians, unite! Return for the annual P-rade!
The Princeton Reunions bring Tiger pride
Back to Nassau—our first building ever made
To gather for another joyous raid.

We will again take in the beauty
of architecture renowned, Romanesque, & modern;
The Gothic bricks and sculptured fury
Decorate this campus near flowers of auburn.
Let’s re-feel these fuels of creation that burn.

We sip the splendor of senses by the lake,
The sensory conception of Lake Carnegie,
Our skulls are Ovals without Points—unlimited for the sakes
Of refreshing for study, winning the Cane Spree,
And cruising Newman Day—on beer’s floating sea.

The Tigers eat and drink on The Street like animals,
Pillaging the Eating Clubs like a Hot Prospect,
Through all eleven houses—our packs ran the mill,
We ran life’s bill, but hadn’t felt the cost yet,
And lived what was priceless so now we’re all set.

Ready to remember those fond Princeton years,
Everywhere there’s a smile and never a scowl,
Elation in the dance of our gleeful cheers,
Loud as the sound of the Holder Howl
Before dates with the dean leading exam prowls.

Here’s to another reunion—don’t call it a comeback,
We never left Nassau or our Princeton days,
Other schools have assets but there’s always some lack
Of the same opportunities that Princeton paves;
Like our Financial Aid, the Princeton way pays.

The Princeton diploma means the highest degree
of achievement, wits, determination…
The Princeton alumni would all agree
That this is the land where we had our germination,
And our growth still defies—the dread of termination.

Princetonians are the course of history!
Endowing the embryo of American Football,
Carrying the best Department of History,
And a blazing bonfire on Cannon Green in the fall.
Let’s sing in this fire—Goin’ Back to Nassau.

The FitzRandolph Gate we left
During final ceremony—
Opens to every class present a represented breadth
Of Princetonian Pride still on territory,
With praised Ivy stones—in our memory.

Down Elm Drive is the Princeton locomotion!
The 25th Reunion is the steam in the front,
In groups of five the classes cause a commotion
On a train filled with beer jackets, costumes, love’s brunt,
And families all aboard—who ride the emotion.

Fireworks end the fun like a spring Lawn Party,
Our parties of five mix with all the Orange and Black,
Alums from the past have attended partly
For remembering, the rest for the large fact:
That attending Princeton means
You always come back:

Hip-Hip! Rah-Rah Rah! Tiger-Tiger-Tiger! Sis-Sis-Sis! Boom-Boom-Boom-Ah!
Yesterday!
Today!
Forever!

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Blogging is not an Art. And yet, Here We Are.

Blogging is not an Art. And yet, Here We Are..

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Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast

    THE TOP 10 REASONS TO PURCHASE ALMA MATER VOL. 2: THE NORTHEAST:

1. You get to learn about 100 colleges in a fun and creative way. Including Reasons 2 and 3.

2. The Ivy Leagues

3. The Party Schools

4. It is a ride through the cities and states of the Northeast that allows the reader to explore the pulse of each. Including Reasons 5-7

5. All Things New York

6. All Things Philly

7. BAHHSTON

8. It is an avant-garde series of poetry that Kirkus Reviews and Midwest Book Reviews have each featured in their magazines.

9. You get to relive, pre-live, or take a moment to appreciate the College Life currently lived.

10. Reasons 1-9 are now available for only 99 Cents

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Top 10 Reasons to Purchase Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast

    THE TOP 10 REASONS TO PURCHASE ALMA MATER VOL. 2: THE NORTHEAST:

1. You get to learn about 100 colleges in a fun and creative way. Including Reasons 2 and 3.

2. The Ivy Leagues

3. The Party Schools

4. It is a ride through the cities and states of the Northeast that allows the reader to explore the pulse of each. Including Reasons 5-7

5. All Things New York

6. All Things Philly

7. BAHHSTON

8. It is an avant-garde series of poetry that Kirkus Reviews and Midwest Book Reviews have each featured in their magazines.

9. You get to relive, pre-live, or take a moment to appreciate the College Life currently lived.

10. Reasons 1-9 are now available for only 99 Cents

Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast can be purchased below for only 99 cents

http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-Collection-Celebrating-ebook/dp/B00TVBJL5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432305625&sr=8-1&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest can be purchased below
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Columbia University Poem

*Columbia University*

Our Alma Mater,
Let us address thee.
At your ivy threshold, the blue academy of
New York’s finest,
We alert the presses of your honors & fill the news of your highness.
Columbia Daily Spectator, monthly fills of Blue & White, we maintain our esteemed history with the Current, and wide releases from this literary Mecca.
This is our nation’s Mecca; and like our city, we make good hosts to today’s world leaders where free speech has a forum, and we make a home for tomorrow’s world leaders, an exemplary model of United Nations in a manifold circle ensuring the say for a global community is circa yesterday. We took the route of Columbia—
New York’s #1 Subway
of
Engineering Entrepreneurs who tally into
the Silicon Alley. The leaders that give the Big Apple its starch began at Lerner Hall with the First Year March. Freshmen march on to become the song and dance of the Varsity Show,
and light the stage like College Walk before they go.
And 40 days before goodbye,
They grab a cold 40,
40s on 40 until the night becomes early.
In the days to come we walk the steps
which we’ve become fond,
the Urban Beach of sun and fun that
froze our warm bond.
Now up the Low Steps we reach our Alma Mater,
and in her crown and grown,
She’s as divine as she ever was.

You are already adorned with laurels, and glow with knowledge and golden wisdom, but we shall continue to wrap you with the world’s most Nobel Prize winners to complement your jewels on 29 Heads of State.
Sit still as we decorate you with Academy Award winners, Supreme Court Justices, and the lasting touch:
All the blended colors of
New York City;
Our Alma Mater,
Let us dress thee.

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