Perspective is a compilation of black life, thoughts, anxieties, fears, doubts, and love with a slight spiritual overtone brought forth in essays, prose, and poetry. Mr. Barfield articulates not only his many experiences in the game of life but sufficiently captures the attitude and experiences that transcends black life and touches the very soul of the human experience. Mr. Barfield captures the human frailties of the heart and mind in the most poetic and profound ways. The book is the continuing saga that captures life as viewed from the perspective of that other America that often gets lost in the rhetoric of expediency, i.e., the poor, the downtrodden, the forgotten, the other America, the faceless who is educated by thirty-second sound bites. Black, white, red, brown, or yellow are all affected by failure, lost dreams, the pursuit of love, and broken promises.