Still Beautiful “The Color of Beauty”: Powerful New Book of Poetry Spans Life’s Journey; Written as a ‘Companion’ for those Reaching Out to God & Loved Ones.

It’s a window into a past that’s still with us today

Written from the heart and experiences of Kevin Bates, ‘Still Beautiful’ fuses fun, family love, spiritual, emotional and thought-provoking poetry to guide readers through life’s triumphs and defeats. Built into three compelling sections, every reader will find verses that resonate with their past, present and future place in God’s world.

HOUSTON, TX – 10/20/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Kevin Bates has spent his entire life embracing the power of other people’s words; through both human authors and the word of God. Now for the third time, he is taking his own thoughts and wisdom public through a book of poetry that can only be described as life-changing.

‘Still Beautiful’ has something for everyone; for the successful, the abused and anyone craving that glimmer of hope that makes life great.


‘Still Beautiful’ takes readers on a path of nostalgia; a time where “Black is beautiful” wasn’t just a phrase, it was a way of life. It’s filled with illustrations through out from renowned artist Stephen Cole giving the poetry more effect.

Kevin’s words paint memorable portraits of social injustices, marches, afros, family unity, family love and grandma’s cooking. His poems show unity is important in getting through tough times and no matter the issue Black is the color of Beauty.

These poems are spiritual, fun emotional and thought provoking. Thus making this book a great companion: for all those reaching out to God, family or a loved one. Kevin strongly believe God and family before anything else and you will come through.

If you have ever been deeply in love had your heart broken, been abused, lost a loved one or if you wander what lies beyond what is seen without the naked eye, or maybe if you’re just wanting to have fun…

This book is for you.

“It is vital that my poetry spans as much of life’s spectrum as possible, as people from all walks of life require vital inspiration and empowerment,” explains Bates. “I have come to know first-hand the power of words, and am so honored to now be reaching out to those in need.”

Continuing, “The first section contains poetry that is the base of the book poems about injustice and family love. The second section is called ‘Through the Fire’ and is a tribute to my son who was strong and fought back from a near death experience we are so happy to have him here. The third section is called ‘Sad & Painful’ deals with the sum-total of life’s journey, including how we grow as we travel and how each experience dictates how we come through the other side.”

Bates sees wide appeal for his work.

“Copies of this book should be in every home, school, office….and just about everywhere else! There is nobody it doesn’t reach out to and nobody it can’t touch. I hope reading it is as life-changing as it was to construct these verses,” he adds.

‘Still Beautiful’ is October 14th through his website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble & I-Books

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About the Author:

“I am a devoted reader and writer. Each day is spent wandering in the world of words. Never lost just going to different places. My frequent reader miles are piled up with many words. Gaining many thoughts then sharing with friends and family. I’ve learned words shared correctly through speech or in print can be very powerful. I hope to share them with you so we come to an understanding not to be powerful but to be your brother under God. 

As a kid my mother brought me into the world of words. She would read with her sweet angelic voice taking me so far away doing things I never done before. Living the adventures of the people she read about. She teaching me the words she thought I do not know. Soon afterward when I asked her to read another she would tell me to pick a book off the shelf & to read it myself.”

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