Author Max Roytenberg’s newest collection of verse, Poetic License, draws on his life experience of nearly eighty years of living, work, travel, death, losses, and triumphs in the public arena and in private life. In this new work, he sums up his perspective on life. He shares his views of our current world of the twenty-first century, identifying his hopes and fears and demanding the freedom to express his views, some of them not politically correct. In works written over the last fifty years, in prose and in verse, he contemplates the extraordinary changes we are facing in nearly every aspect of the future we face, technology, faith, demographics, world governance, medicine, and relations between men, women, and nations. He calls us to account and to action in the face of prospects he feels many are not too happy about. This collection presents both cries of protest and remedies, along with consultations and exhortations. Poetic License is not an offer of comfort, but rather an appeal to our courage.