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by Mindy CooperThis collection of poems follows the author’s loves and heartbreaks from her late teens into her late thirties. Hand selected from many journals and stacks of papers, these poems range from the telling of first love and heartbreak, to family and motherhood, and plunges into the depths of grief after losing a parent. It’s a quick and powerful read.
by Megan TheodoreA collection of poems on love, growth, normalizing the tension and depth of human emotion that often gets obfuscated by society. Scattered amongst them are a series of eloquent sketches contributed by the ingenious Jane Thompson, along with both the front and back cover. We all feel, we all hurt, and we all love. So this book is for me, for them, for you, and for us.
by Autumn CrowHow I see the world of depression. Swimming in its pain, drowning in its fear.
by Blundering O'BloatA sole soul's dissertation on the state of Earth's nations. From soil contamination to crude oil saturation. Degradation, alienation, Earth?s deforestation, plastic in a cetacean and inane illegislation. Poison vaccination, monopolized medication, noisy demonstration met with militant remediation. The mass monetization of all civilization. A sad edification of our Earth?s situation. Yet, hope, brings inspiration of a wide realization, that appreciation and a closer relation with this space stati... more
by Robert JeromeMusings provides a poetic perspective on life from the author's point of view. Life, love, death, and social commentary are all highlighted within the various writings.
by Grace Caraway
“The Lights Are On, But No One Is Home” is a collection of poetry that is raw and honest. It covers topics that many choose to shy away from, mainly mental health. As it is poetry, I believe the best description for the collection can only be communicated through poetry.
This is escaping from the
Cage of my own creation,
Breaking the fast from my
Sincerity. This is a journey to
a place of healing. This Is
Filling the emp... more
by Martin ConnollyThis is Martin Connolly's first collection of poems. It contains 31 original poetic compositions on subjects which range from the clearly dramatic -the birth of a child- to the apparently mundane -the purchasing of bread, the eating of an apple and the falling of rain. LABOURNIGHT & OTHER POEMS might be taken as a kind of autobiographical journey, spanning a period of over thirty years, from the author's native Ireland to his adopted home in Japan. Indeed, many of these poems open a door onto li... more
by Michael R. Lane
As a teenager, Michael Lane only wrote when necessary. He had nothing against writing: he was – and is – an avid reader. He simply saw no need to write outside of satisfying his academic requirements. That was before he spent time with poetry. Poetry became his first creative writing love. They began dating in high school and she remains his longest running love affair. The idea for Mortal Thoughts — not in name but in body — began taking shape for him in November 2015... more
by Kenisha WhitleyI didn't write this book. I lived it. I breathed it. And more importantly, I said it all out loud. This book is a collection of poems and prose, a memoir, and a diary of sorts about the growing complexities of life seen through the eyes of a young woman. Each piece brings consciousness to our shared experiences while celebrating our differences. It is meant to embrace and unite. This collection is not made to be read silently but said aloud. If there's a poet in you, you will enjoy "Out Lou... more
by Michael Lane
Sandbox offers loose sand sprinkled onto eclectic wet wanderings at play in the mind of a humble poet. I am not a professor of literature. / I am not a teacher of creative writing. / As a wordsmith, I find myself limited / to express what I can in hopes of art. (1-4) “Plain INsights” begins your word dining pleasure of savory and sweet sand pies in the Sandbox.
by Tara Van Kleef
"Love, [Redacted]" is a collection of intimate poetry pieces orchestrated on the painful passage of heartbreak, and the strength and healing that comes with recovery.
by Diann Farnsley
Welcome to a journey to walk with steps of faith. My hope is to open your senses to inspiration and imagination and for you to discover and experience what may be hidden facets of your life.
Be Still the Dawn invites readers to pause and relax and to view life through eyes of grace and humbleness. Through over 300 poetic devotions, you are invited to be still and hear God’s calling. Be still and know that Jesus is with you in your hurting and happy place. That place is all one in ... more
by Michelle de VilliersOphi wants to be a real star: a space star. The problem is, he is a sea star and not a blazing star -- which may just be the right thing to be after all! Join Ophi in his poetic quest to travel to outer space and cry for him when his dream is crushed. But is it really that bad? Sea stars have hidden talents that rock stars don't! Written in verse, with colourful illustrations.
by D. J. LeMarrThe story of Lucifer's fall from heaven is well known. His wicked nature is legendary, surviving for many years, yet as all conflicts go there are two sides. These opposing sides each with their own reasons and justifications. Knowing only part of the story is worthless. The Keys of Death and Hades is the first book in the Epic of Lucifer. It is the story as it happened through the Wyrm's eyes. What could be so precious that Lucifer would dare defy the will of God, supreme creator of all, fail a... more
by Sean KennedyThe poems have diverse styles of rhyme and blank verse. I've experienced several crises in my time on the planet; some of which have a humorous touch, but others feature the grim or regretful side. Readers may interpret them as they wish. The complexities of cricket are laid bare, and I was never any good at the game. But I was a world record holder as part of the crowd of more than ninety thousand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1961 when Australia played the West Indies. Finally, ther... more
by Allen Lee Ireland
Loners and Mothers explores the complicated psychology of loners within a variety of contexts, their obsession with family, and their many means of escape from what they perceive as a dark and frightening world.