From the Womb to Heaven

by William Tyson, Jr.


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Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/5/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781441525260

About the Book

This book of poems was created through the hard times and struggles in my life. I hope and pray through my poems that the youth of today and tomorrow will learn and benefit from my experiences. I was born to Mr. & Mrs. Tyson on February 17, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sometime after that, we as a family moved back to North Carolina to farm. The first thing I remember about myself was the time I got my first beating with a rope. I was about three or four years old. I remember my sister and I playing around the screen door while my parents were working the field nearby. As she would stick her finger in the back of the door, I would close the door and try to catch her fingers. After 3 or 4 times of playing our game, her finger got caught in the door and she started crying, my step-father came running into the house and started beating me with a rope. I remember crawling under the bed to the farthest corner trying to get away. I also remember crying myself to sleep. It’s been a hard road for me but I have persevered and become a very successful man in spirit and in health. The next thing I remember, we the family were going to see my sick grandmother. On the way, my stepfather stopped in to get a drink. We stayed in the car with the driver. My stepfather must have gotten into an argument with someone. As my stepfather was getting into the car, someone throw a bottle at him. My stepfather told the driver to drive on. A piece of glass got into my eye. I started crying and then my mom started crying. We went on to my grandmother’s house. I remember my mom squirting some milk from her breasts into my eye. There she got the glass out of my eye. Sometime later my grandmother died.


About the Author

This book of poems was created through the hard times and struggles in my life. I hope and pray through my poems that the youth of today and tomorrow will learn and benefit from my experiences. I was born to Mr. & Mrs. Tyson on February 17, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sometime after that, we as a family moved back to North Carolina to farm. The first thing I remember about myself was the time I got my first beating with a rope. I was about three or four years old. I remember my sister and I playing around the screen door while my parents were working the field nearby. As she would stick her finger in the back of the door, I would close the door and try to catch her fingers. After 3 or 4 times of playing our game, her finger got caught in the door and she started crying, my step-father came running into the house and started beating me with a rope. I remember crawling under the bed to the farthest corner trying to get away. I also remember crying myself to sleep. It’s been a hard road for me but I have persevered and become a very successful man in spirit and in health. The next thing I remember, we the family were going to see my sick grandmother. On the way, my stepfather stopped in to get a drink. We stayed in the car with the driver. My stepfather must have gotten into an argument with someone. As my stepfather was getting into the car, someone throw a bottle at him. My stepfather told the driver to drive on. A piece of glass got into my eye. I started crying and then my mom started crying. We went on to my grandmother’s house. I remember my mom squirting some milk from her breasts into my eye. There she got the glass out of my eye. Sometime later my grandmother died.