Book Spotlight: Into My Rotation by Nolan P Holloway Jr.

INTO MY ROTATION – A COLLECTION OF SCRIBES

Written by Nolan P. Holloway, Jr.

1st

R O T A T I O N

Spiritual

A Different Kind of Party

We can party when two or more are gathered Praise says “Let’s get this party started”
The minister staff spins and mixes the spiritual groove to hype the crowd Praise gets on the mic to MC
People sitting in the pews sipping on some Word

Some are on the floor doing the “Holy Dance” Folks shout out to each other
The feeling is a Godly party mood

Joy and Happiness show up and get in on the fun
They go out in the crowd and motion to get people on the dance floor When Praise raises the roof, Blessing comes down to keep the party going
The house is live with the spirit of jubilation
Young and Old can “get down” and be part of the celebration

Pastor extends an invitation to join the club “Anyone witnessing this gathering, Join Us”
A few step up and say they want to be in the midst
Everyone rejoices that we have new members joining our heavenly crew We are now in preparation for the real invitation to

“The Eternal After Party”
“With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the King’s palace” Psalms 45:15

2nd

R O T A T I O N

Introspective

A ROTATIONAL MOMENT

In my shell humbled and exposed Long I have thought of you two
Years passed as the grass grows in a yard left abandoned and neglected

Never was my intent to leave it so Actions speak to the character of me Long time learning and listening to the quiet voice of reason

Had to learn to be with me and educate myself to who I am
Choices and complication clouded and obscured me reaching out to you both

Thoughts and tears of lost moments and what could have been
Now I stand somewhat bent but never broken

Hope was never lost as the day when we will unite in love questions
To fill in the voids that exist between all of us

Water fills the dry pond so life can begin anew Grateful and truly thankful that forgiveness
is possible and lives

So I say to you and your sister Words have many meanings and I choose
carefully

Walking with Spirit given to me I want to stroll and be with you
on the life road that has been laid before me
Speaking power to what has rocked my soul

Being with both of you again…………

3rd
R O T A T I O N

OBSERVATIONAL

WHERE ARE THE BROTHERS?
Sitting here listening to the Word being recited Excitement resonates as the anticipation pulls my thoughts to
reflect on my journey
The Spirit fills me and I rock with the rhythm of a pendulum
Back and forth – Forth and Back
A calm feeling hugs me and gives me peace
I am sitting………………………..alone

Where are the Brothers?
The congregation is small, intimate
But the persuasion is the Sisters whose numbers drive the
service
Representing the desire to come out and serve
Sisters represent a strong and powerful force
We move up and down in our numbers
At times standing joined together –
tonight diminished and quiet
We need to make a loud noise in the house by being here

Our presence is required to balance the flow of the vision Our strength is needed to fulfill the role intended
Our commitment is vital – the momentum to push forward the purpose we share

To move to a level where we can share in what the Lord has intended, our presence is required
for our growth as members of this tree of life
A tree cannot grow and bear fruit without the proper root
foundation which we Brothers represent
Even with rain growth is stunted and slow – branches that are
weak are not capable of dealing with reaching upward and
outward to provide comfort and shade for the community we
serve
Each one must look separately at themselves in order to come together
Desire must be in place to want to fulfill the role that we are commanded to take by the
Father
Being accountable to each other as Christian Brothers

Where are the Brothers?

4th
R O T A T I O N

RELATIONSHIPS

A need to fulfill

My intention is to help in a time of need But being mindful
of the twists and turns of what that means Is it for the virtue of
others or myself Am I being used and
not aware? Searching for the place in my core which will
warn and make me conscious of a myriad of choices
Guarding the emotions that are a part of me Pleading and making its case to influence me Words and intentions are tossed about
Have I been given the wisdom to know the difference?
Learning that being unconditional in reaching out is the true way Because the reward
has been promised But I don’t want to play the role of the fool in
life’s stage play
A need to fulfill will be
revealed…………
I
Am
Preparing
Me

Nolan P. Holloway, Jr.


• Began writing poetry 2010 at 51 years old
• Joined multiple poetry sites to interact with fellow poets
• Published three books since 2012
Into My Rotation, A Collection of Scribes
Journey to The Poetic Light, Illuminations
Life Between the Words
• Work has been featured in anthologies
Love is A Four Letter Word
Shades of the Same Skin
• Interviewed on internet radio shows
Sizzlin Sundays
DowntownHottRadio
World Poetry (From Canada)
• Recited from my work at various events
Do You Lyric Lounge
Lakewood Church of Hope
• Book featured at the Gwinnett Public Library
• Also at MEDU bookstore at Greenbrier Mall
• Cohost on Level Up, an internet radio show
• 5 Star review from Realistic Poetry International
• Featured author in Swagher Magazine

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