Biography of Eric Cockrell
i am 58 years old... have been writing poetry for over 40 years... had a troubled youth, was in trouble a lot, was a drug addict... survived it all... have worked a variety of jobs... have 4 grown children,3 grandchildren.
was a member of the North Carolina Writer's Roundtable for a while... write poetry, songs, political and spiritual commentaries...
am somewhere between a Buddhist and a gnostic Christian...
am a renagade socialist by political nature...
believe most of all that compassion is the one true path!
Eric Cockrell's Works:
'Scar Tissue', self-published in the 1970's
'Awakening', self-published in the 1980's
- The Hanging Tree!
- The Hanging Tree....
- Civil Disobedience
- On Human Sexuality...
- Do The Right Thing!
- The Shadow Inside My Shadow
- For Government To Be Fair!
- Justice And Equality.....
- Your Body, My Body, Our Body
- Leaving The Past Behind!
- Hard Questions (Change)
- Families Falling Apart, Together
- Simple Buddhist Prayer
Did you read them?
Cannot, Or Can I?
i cannot stop world hunger,
tho i've been one of the hungry.
i cannot heal the brokenhearted,
tho my heart has been broken.
i cannot put an end to prejudice,
tho there are many colors in my soul.
i cannot disarm the violent ones,
for i've been violent too.
i cannot put an end to greed,