“Mind Muscle”
Author: Melvin “Chief” Lars


Mr. (Coach) Melvin Lars, is a former football coach and Health instructor at George Washington High School and protégé of the great; Dr. George McKenna III.

Mind Muscle is a third in a series of poetical blitzes; “Reflections of Life” and “Painted Images” leads this journey of the poetical inquest!

Intriguingly challenging, this is not your ordinary poetry, it has been often referred to as “conversational”, politically challenging, humorous, thought provoking, academically enriching dialect. Many have respectfully said that this writer’s works are; comparable to the late, greats’, Langston Hughes and Dr. Maya Angelou.

It has an intrinsic awakening that invokes the reader to not only “converse” with the author, but “employ” the use of a third “eye”…!

“Mind Muscle”, juxtaposes; thought, process, anger, joy, confusion and sensation simultaneously…!

The poem “Skeleton Heads”, has been applauded by both youth and adults alike, due to its riveting awakening of one’s personal perspective, relative to one’s propensity to blame others for one’s lack of success (es).

“Made In America”; raises the consciousness of many of those that were and remain in denial of our great America’s history!

Two (2) of many reviews:

“Mind Muscle” conveys to the reader; deep wells of inspiration. Each piece is thoughtful and well-written. These poems are powerful, strong (like a Maya Angelou or Langston Hughes even).
Dr. Mattie J. Mosley, Professor Library Science; Louisiana State University – Shreveport, La.

Mind Muscle is unique in that the poems are thought provoking and cover a broad spectrum of reality that is written in an entertaining format.
Dr. Larry C. Daniels; Director, David Raines Medical Center and Clinical Professor, Louisiana State University Medical Center.

Melvin Lars
Brighter Futures
205 S. Pardue St.
Vivian, La. 71082

Cost $15, taxes+S/H.