So my new and fifth book in just over 3 years, “Life Presented In Verse”, is now finished and ready from My Voice Publishing at £6.99……. Publication date is 15th August 2017
Not without a struggle to proof read with a “fifth world internet system” in France, but somehow I managed and it got completed!
With a “different style” cover photo taken at Beachy Head Eastbourne as I wanted to have a local involvement and setting, by the excellent Lucy of Lucy Carnaghan Photography, I am both very pleased with, and proud of my latest book.
Containing 70 all new poems written since last November, plus six of my poems also published nationally and in the finals of Forward Poetry, and ten requested favourites from my first books, it all makes a total of 86 poems in this latest bigger offering.
All the usual sections and themes are there with perhaps more “down to earth” verve than ever? Check it out yourselves please….
Life Presented in Verse
Experiences of life come to us all
Though some will prefer not to see,
But there can be no hiding place
And that’s up to folks like me.
Who will observe and then present
All that life will bring to us.
From laughter and tears, to death,
To confront without a fuss.
For everyone of us will experience
Good and bad that we don’t choose.
So how we react and deal with this,
Will decide if we win or lose.
So that is the introductory poem and the rest flow as usual, some having featured in full or part on here, so please have a look and order from me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07967 355236.
One final insight and clue is the next complete poem of a very topical nature although written a few months ago, but giving an ominous warning at this very time !!!!
Don’t Write it Off
I suppose I now have a mission
With my written thoughts in verse,
For as I scan the worldwide scene
I fear it’s all getting worse.
For it seems there are wars everywhere
With the world once more on the brink.
So great leaders please take care
And give lots of time to think,
Of amazing wonders, good, and values
At new risk from conceited power.
Which can lead to mass destruction
In much less than an hour.
Of course there’s been great wars before
And yet somehow we still survived.
Learning from the mushroom cloud
That insured we have now arrived,
At a state of chilling acceptance
Of just what harm man can do.
But now it seems we must again
Test out if it’s all true!
So what use then is my puny verse
That on a world scale’s just a jot?
But for me it’s hugely important,
To give our opinions than to just not
Do anything or our make a protest,
As generations have done before.
When on monumental occasions
It did bring an end to war.
So I will scribe away my thoughts
To let my feelings be known,
As you won’t succeed, if you don’t try
Thus I may not stand alone!