My son had dreams of becoming a rapper and was living a lifestyle not reflective of his upbringing. He was shot on March 6, 2009. As a parent, I was consumed with guilt. I questioned my parental worth. I Go Hard is a story of a young man in search of a dream and found a nightmare.
DazeD is a collection of poems and short stories written by Vanessa Morgan and also features poems written by her son Malik. Malik was the focal point of Ms. Morgan’s first book, I Go Hard. In Dazed, Ms. Morgan allows us access to the experiences and life-lessons learned through these poems and short stories. DazeD reminds us that life’s storms are temporary and sometimes necessary in order for us to grow and become better individuals. And, after every storm there is a beautiful rainbow which colors and mends our hearts and eclipses our DazeD period. Ms. Morgan wants readers to follow her on this journey of love and realize the gift of understanding is all we need in this journey called life.