I thought your book was inspirational and very down to earth. Having known you for this many years, I did
not realize the depth to which you were able to express your emotions; “I can hear the screaming”, “Mother”, and
others. I suppose what impresses me most is that fact that when you re-read one of your poems, often you can pull
a different meaning from it than the first time. Perhaps that is a sign of elasticity – a poem that expands, or grows to
meet the moment.
Well done Mr. Cross – well done indeed!
“Richard's book is inspirational, soothing, insightful and entertaining all at the same time. This book truly
captures this roller coaster we call life!”
Martha L. Kremer
Administrative Assistant II
Lincoln University of Missouri
Son, first I would say I am very proud of you. You are someone who showed that there are no hurdles that
can’t be overcome. I love the one, “To My Mom”, Giving Thanks and I would say I love them all, and your father
said he is proud of you too. The smile on his face said it all.
Pauline Joyce Pennant (Mother)
This book, “The Experiences Through the Human Eyes” is very motivational. It reminds me that I can
accomplish any and everything I set out to achieve in life. Also, it brought back memories and experiences which I
cherished and overcame with gratitude. This book is for everyone who is willing to find the courage to move forward
despite their past. “Let your PAST, be the PAST!”
~ Okine Codlyn
Resident Advisor at Lincoln University, MO
Well done Mr. Cross, I can see that you are dedicated to success. The poems are motivating, inspiring and,
you showed that with the drive to make it, aspiration, and with faith only time will tell what the outcome will be.
Lin Appling Author/Speaker.