Arriving might seem an odd concept in this bizarre and strange world presiding at present, but due to the “stay at home” lockdown, my new and latest book number eight is ARRIVING very soon! 👍
Yes Book EIGHT, and a bit of a surprise in as much as not only done in just six years, but that this latest book was aimed for about November 2020.
However as I see this book as a bit of a “Celebratory Milestone” for me and a sort of “Arrival” (lol get it now, hee he “arriving”) for me, THUS the title is POETIC SEEDS to FRUITION, depicting how over the 8 books I feel I have flourished to some recognition. Not meant to be a presumption as quite a few kind people have said to me on many occasions that I “arrived” with my poetry ability a long while ago! THANKS❤️
AND this “Bumper Book” is also different (AND published by James Harvey of Bad Goose Publishing, with the amazing Mike Seager doing the book covers), as will include for the first time more than poems.
There are 4 of my column offerings and poems on the appertaining theme which were my articles I have written for The Sussex Newspaper Online for nearly five years now. SO my writing as WELL. Obviously there are fifty new poems (somehow👀) written since my last book was published in November 2019, and some much requested “special” and popular poems from my previous books, SO yes a Bumper and celebratory milestone of fruition.👍.
What new poems are in it then?
I will put up parts of some, but included are poems on this Viral Crisis, including “Fun in Crisis”, and others like Not Above my Station, A Dream of Dreams (this book?), Your Story, Bob the Builder, Unnatural, Floral Derriere (YUP and lol true😉), Toilet Rolls, Loaves and Fishes, a stunning “Heartbeat” and how can you miss “I Am Spartacus”?.
Right, some promised tasters…….
Not Above My Station
As the train pulled out of the station
I thought my heart would break,
But I still retained that inner glow
And warm feeling I couldn’t slake.
For I was walking among clouds
In a movement of regal majesty,
Because in a very short time scale
You’d made twice the man of me,
As from when I’d first seen you
There at that all night party event,
I was lost in your special magic
Like a wonder heaven sent.
A Dream of Dreams
I dream of images and thoughts
That come like falling snow,
Cascading round my startled mind
So my reasoning will go.
For I don’t know if I’m asleep
Or blindly staggering along,
A path of light shining in the dark
With a backdrop of sweet song.
Everyone has their personal story
And it may seem trivial or immense,
To an unforgiving world audience
Maybe observing from their fence.
But if a story appears insignificant
To the owner it is paramount,
Whilst maybe feeling overshadowed
Their story is the only one to count.
For each individual lifetime story
However mundane or small it seems,
Will for each and every one of us
Project innermost hopes and dreams.
A good start then, BUT I should say I hope everyone is safe and well as can be expected in this mad world at the moment!…..
Not TOO much activity news obviously at moment, but little gems still come!
I got couple of nice mentions by Tim Lochereau on Classic F M Radio as “Laurie the Poet from Eastbourne” last week for getting his criptic clue right…. An Adele song of “A person not too disimilar to a female sheep” which is of course Somebody Like You! Good one and a bit of fame…
What SHOULD have been a big bit of fame poem reading in front of 2,500 + people at Hailsham Live 75th Anniversary of V E Day in Hailsham, was commuted to me being LIVE on You Tube (still on) at 14.55 after Last Post, reading my poem “Footsteps”, initially in my 3rd book! Nice one! Hailsham Live V E Day 75th Anniversary You Tube should get you there and the 14.55 slot!
He is a man of constant sorrow
And no pleasure can he derive,
So he really cannot care less
If he should die now, or survive.
The world he loved has broken
And shattered into many parts,
So the grief he is enduring
Would shred the stoutest hearts.
The career he loved is now over
For you have to be fully fit,
And not pain filled and crippled
Struggling to get along with it.
An unlucky placed size ten boot
On bland ground that looked fine,
Took the life he knew in seconds
With that cruel exploding mine!
It was what these heroes feared
An undiscovered explosive device,
That could rip off skin and limbs
Or cause the supreme sacrifice.
So just how do they do this job?
If wrong moves can be your end
They say you just get on and do it
With your comrades and best friend.
Now our man of constant sorrow
Begins to get on with his life,
With support of all his family
And care from a loving wife,
Who tends his hurt and fears
Like those buried deep inside.
So slowly he starts to fight back
And regain his stubborn pride.
Of course he gets help and aid
Along whatever way he goes,
From excellent support teams
That gives help to our heroes.
Thus now he has a strong lifeline
Helping his family without fuss,
So we should all help him also
Giving thanks, it’s him not us!
So a very powerful and apt poem, written particularly for more recent conflicts, but fits V E Day too….
JOKE TIME: YEeeeeeeesss
1) Have you noticed the sea never speaks, just waved?
2) I don’t know the meaning of Armageddon, but it’s not the end of the world a?
3) A crook who stole a whole load of calendars was caught and got another 12 months!
Couple more “New Book” excerpts in this Bumper Book STILL only £9.99 and YES you CAN order from me now….
The monotonous ticking of the clock
Amplified the tension in the room,
When the man unburdened himself
There was silence like a tomb.
I had rarely been so mesmerised
As latent menace passed his lips,
So I sat motionless and captivated
For fear this seismic moment slips
Out of his trance-like confession
Being told in an emotionless mode,
Such a tale of clear possessive evil
Which on his soul was bestowed.
So near the end of a Blog somewhat different due to Lockdown, but more given over to my new book that with some stunning graphics on the front is I think. a fitting “Flourished Fruition”…
As this Blog is dedicated to ALL of you to keep safe, I will only mention a couple (or so) of people, so Kelly B❤️ for ALL your invaluable help and lol reminding me about the Hailsham Live video spot I had forgotten about, due to being absorbed with my new book, ( LOL have I mentioned that?😌).
Young Star Fan Henry🔆 who Ted n Beth (AND Army Bear too Henry) have sorted of adopted, alongside and NO connection, is “Charlie Monkey” in the photos who I’m SURE will feature in the future too. Elaine W who has kindly suffered my “rabbitting” and also my going on about The Book😍. Thanks…
I will let you work out the photos, and hope you enjoy the “parts” of my new book “Poetic Seeds to Fruition” which of course will still donate to the excellent Help for Heroes from all sales! DO YOU want a copy? Then please let me know. on here OR….
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Thus The Journey Continues and like all of us will ARRIVE…..
Thanks, Peace and Love,