Poetry is a vessel in which my thoughts, emotions, and experiences are delivered to the reader. "All the World's Ill" is my means to convey my art to the world. The concept of the poetry collection was inspired by Lupe Fiasco's song Hurts me soul. I thought about how we accept the negative aspects of life as normal and become desensitized to it. This book goes beyond the issues that face young African Americans in the cities ghettos and delves deeper into the pit falls of the American Diaspora. My poetry is an honest look at the real problem as I see it "American culture." These problems that we face are not unique to blacks but to whites and Hispanics and everyone else that have lost liberty in the pursuit of the American dream. My goal in putting together this collection of poetry is to plant a seed in the mind of at least one person to help create change.