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Leo Shelton

Leo Shelton is an author, poet, writer, educator, scholar, and a self-proclaimed perpetual student of life. He credits his mom (Carolyn – "Tug") as the most influential connection and influence on his creative foundation. An urban renaissance, influenced by the classic works of artists and legends as Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes and Marlon Riggs. He also credits influences such as Robert Hayden, Richard Wright, Walt Whitman, and Paul Laurence Dunbar as well as many of the artists today in music, spoken word, and creative expressions like Terrance Hayes, Tim’m West, Common and Floetry for helping him to find his voice and place in writing. Leo is an adjunct faculty member at University of Phoenix, Keller Graduate School, Strayer University, Southeastern University, and Capitol College, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in business, finance, organizational behavior, management, and economics, and a freelance consultant and course developer. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management (Magna Cum Laude), an MBA in International Management, an MPA in Government Programs Management (Cum Laude) and an MBA in Financial Management, and he recently completed a Master's of Arts in Organizational Management. He's completed two years of law school and is currently working on a PhD program. He resides right outside of the Washington, DC area.

Stories by Leo Shelton

The fist IS like a symbol of black I like that But it’s not always about the anger And hitting back; sometimes It is like the struggle...
I am rejoiced Returned to joy And Joy giving way to joy Rejuvenated by its employ Rich in its karma Beyond drama and this side of tragedy Jaded...
It is possible … That greatness! To be it, live it, Inhale and become it, To allow it in … And exhale it out … As yours!...
from DEEP BREATHS, by Leo Shelton   I want to believe… That there’s no place special That I haven’t been And that...
Ain’t never much cared For long roads, They remind me of places I’ll never go and things I’ll never see  Ain’t...
I get mad When the scroll up screen On the digital cable thing Don’t list What it says is supposed to be on And I get mad When the last...
From “Deep Breaths” by Leo Shelton My roots are a safe place External as well as internal They run as long as the Cumberland...
From the soon to be released D’liberate Ramblings: It’s a cracked up world sometimes Cranked up and tanked up On wars that...
From the soon to be released Deep Breaths ... I wonder YOU What you say What you do Today To get through Til tomorrow is due   I...
From the soon to be released Deliberate Ramblings, by Leo Shelton, Tugson Press:  I see it in your eyes, Strong and obvious reflections of me...
Comfortable in your silence And in your engage Wrap around your glazing stare Enwrapped in love’s rage Fantasies of kisses Strategically...
One day I stayed up all night And watched the moon dissipate In hope of greeting the sun To get a jump on my fate It slowly took its place...
Lies of omission And death visiting (uninvited) Sneaking through doors Hidden in love And sex Under the darkness Of lust Imitating love With...
With my head in the clouds Because I placed it there, To look in your eyes And plant kisses on your forehead And be taken by your smile And...
Time, stand still Please stand still I’ve chased you for so long Join me in rapture Love me with urgency I’ll be your tic, you my...

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