WELCOME HOME, welcome home, like the old pop song (you DO remember it come on !!!), I was welcomed home last night !!! I got an amazing complimentary endorsement on a Personal Poem for someone, (including 16 year old recipient too).
AND, also not one but TWO of my poems …have been chosen again for National publication !!
Forward Poetry (already published FOUR of mine), have chosen both "Is it Merry Christmas?" for their book "Winter Wonders" and my powerful anti-terrorism poem called "BOMB" for their book "Mind Matters 2". Both of course are in the respective National Poetry finals too…. (Both also published in my books by My Voice Publishing)….
WELCOME HOME "Laurie Boy!"
To quote my son recently BEFORE this news, he said of my own four published books and the four books I have published nationally, "was I planning to start my own library?" Well there could well be ELEVEN in "my library" soon…..
An exploding bomb’s a blast of energy
Massive reaction to chemical release.
It is stunning as well as shocking
Replacing a hell on earth from peace.
An indiscrimination of violent power
A bomb spews both impact and heat,
With splintering eruption and shock
Making varied traumas hard to treat.
Shock will shatter across a body
And damage the internal organs too.
Causing cuts, infection and major burns,
Ensuring nearby survivors are few!
Bodies ripped open by metal explosion
As projected fragments kill and maim,
Mental scars that may never heal
Should a shattered body look the same
So we know the awesome power now
Of violence from an exploding bomb,
Made worse in confined spaces
Where living people love to throng.
Now please try hard to explain to me
The workings of an individual who,
Can callously leave such a device
Knowing the mass slaughter it will do!