This book is a collection of poems that aims to be the voice of a generation. It examines issues of oppression, separation, segregation, sexism, the rise and fall of Hip Hop and the list continues. There is a gripping honesty of the words and the poems paints pictures for the readers to see. With the title "Before There Were Guns There Were Gods" the author aims to show a linkage between the greatness of our ancestors and the demise of that greatness with the creation of the gun. It is not simply a collection of poetry; this book is a collection of reality. Enjoy!