Poetry from Arthur C. Ford


(For those who don’t read)


Don’t let me sit

And rot away

As you walk

Through ages.


I once was pulp

Some spruce, some pine

Now my blood

Is words on pages.


Closed covers

Are confining


Each veinal sentence.


Ignoring me

And all my kind

Would bring

Global repentance!!


So grasp me, open me

Digest life’s cultures

Make sure!

That I am read,


For if you don’t

Do this mankind

For sure

We both are dead.


By: Arthur C. Ford, Sr., poet







Arthur C. Ford,Sr. was born and raised in New Orleans,La..While in college he performed parts in several plays and did the lead role in Ossie Davis’s “Purlie Victorious”. Acting catapulted him to writing and presently publishing poetry.

            He received a B.S. Degree from Southern University in New Orleans(S.U.N.O.), travel to 45 states of America, resided in Europe for two years(Bruxelles, Belgium) and travelled for 30 days(July/2011) throughout the country of India.

            His poetry, lyrics and prose have been published in many journals, magazines, etc..

            He presently lives in Pittsburgh,Pa., and continues to write and publish poetry.