(Released: April 2019)
When what you say isn’t enough…what’s left to do?
It may be that most every person alive has heard or thought at one time or another, “Why don’t they just listen to what I’m saying?” Ironically, more often than not, many of us have been identified as the “they” spoken of. When it seems that words aren’t being heard, it is as though you’ve helplessly expended all your energy, resulting in what we consider to be wasted time. Some of those moments’ drive emotional levels of hurt, stress, pain and, at times, a feeling of being unappreciated. After all, we only want to be heard and for others to know that we are vesting in their best interest and have absolutely no intentions of steering them on the wrong path. Additionally, we unconsciously convince ourselves that we have the answer for others based on our experiences, education, relationship to them, age, and, sometimes even ethnicity.
Sadly, in the midst of the many words spoken and emotional upheavals, peace gets disturbed, relationships become ruined, and respect becomes sacrificed.
What can be done to get a point across to someone without having negative repercussions and creating turmoil? Dr. Owen Watson attempts to answer that question through his fictional novel, grounded in real-life circumstances, Po’ Man Ain’t Got Not Much Say.