A Struggle Within deals with the everyday plight of a young, African-American gay male. It touches on many facets of gay life, such as love, spirituality, and coping with mental illness. A Struggle Within is sensual, spiritual, and easy to relate to for male and female readers, regardless as to whether they are straight or gay. A Struggle Within deals with relationships with God, family, friends, and the community in general. This powerful book of poetry displays a very strong value system from a spiritual base of a gay black man.