The Poetry Corner featuring Sir Phillip Potier-Jones

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Sir Phillip Potier-Jones and his poem, I’ll Take A Step Back. 🙂

I’ll Take A Step Back by Sir Phillip Potier-Jones

I walked for what had seemed a mile

Upon what seemed a lonely isle

I looked and saw it wasn’t

So I took a step back

I took a long drive to my home

And smile at glance my garden gnome

I saw my neighbors had their own

So I took a step back

Why must we all be the same

It ruins each and every name

Until we are ourselves again

I’ll take a step back

Awesome poem, Sir Phillip. I love the message. 🙂

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As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Fear by Vic Tomlinson

It was midnight

and someone was knocking

at the door.

I was in bed,

but had not gone

to sleep yet.

I heard them knocking

a second time.

My heart was pounding

and my skin was clammy.

I was afraid to answer.

I finally got up

and tiptoed to

the front door.

I peaked

through the glass,

but it was hard to see.

I slowly opened

the door.

Someone was standing

there with a hood

over their head.

They slowly turned

around to face me.

It was a neighbor

from across the street.

He said his wife

was quite sick,

and that his car

wouldn’t start.

He asked if I would take them

to the emergency room.

I was glad to help them

and relieved that it

wasn’t a burglar.

Unfortunately, fear can paralyze

your thought processes.

 

Awesome poem, Vic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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Release Day Blitz: Toya Richardson’s Destination Love

Awesome! Congratulations, Toya! 🙂

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Book: Destination Love

Series: Beach Reads Romance Series

Author: Toya Richardson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: 1st June

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Synopsis

A woman running from her past. A man with a broken heart. A new future could give them a second chance at love.
Faith Morgan’s lifelong dream comes true when she signs a book deal with a major romance publisher. For the first time in years, she feels the confidence she needs to cut ties with her nightmare of a boyfriend. But when he demands a piece of Faith’s newfound success, she has no choice but to put distance between them. She figures about 11,000 miles ought to do the trick. Faith lands in New Zealand and swears off all men for good… until she meets the one who’s destined to change her life.
Local businessman Dean Jameson always saw himself as a father…

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In the Books featuring The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury

Good morning! Welcome to In the Books, featuring The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury. 🙂

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About the Book: How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?

During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.

At her wit’s end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.

Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?

The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.

My Review: I have to admit, I expected this to be as dark and poignant at times as the author’s previous novel I read, The Abbatoir of Dreams, but he threw me a curve ball. Though it maintained the same dark and gripping themes as his other books, this has a little more of a light-hearted feel to it. I can’t explain it, but I’m guessing it had to do with the introduction of mysticism such as past lives and such. There’s something about knowing a person can eventually have a chance at justice that lifts the fog of trepidation, at least, for me.

The characters were as interesting and real as usual, bringing them to life as people I may or will know at some point. Personally, I loved the way the daughter would revert through various personalities throughout the story. Never knowing what was going to come out of her mouth kept things interesting, and I wondered a few times when those around her would have a total break.

With the intensity and characters driving the story, I have to say the author did a fantastic job of building the atmosphere in the different locations from warm and friendly to depressing and hostile.

Over all, this is an excellent story and is a great introduction to Mark Tilbury and his talents if you haven’t read any of his books yet.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner, featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

The Sea by Vic Tomlinson

The sky began

to darken.

There were lightning strikes

and the thunder rumbled.

The Captain of the fishing boat

prepared his crew for the worse.

The winds were gusty

and the rain poured.

The little boat rocked

and swayed as the

winds intensified

and the waves rose.

Soon the winds calmed,

the rain slowed down,

and the waves subsided.

One never knows

what Mother Nature

has in store.

Awesome poem, Vic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

 

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The Poetry Corner featuring Jamie White

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Jamie White! 🙂

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Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing Jamie! 🙂

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, contact Jamie at:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com.

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

A Baseball Game by Vic Tomlinson

There’s nothing like an old ballgame

and even the pre-game warm-ups spark my interest.

The singing of the National Anthem

signifies the beginning of the game.

There’s the camaraderie and commonality

of rooting for your team

in the midst of thousands of strangers.

Here come the hotdog, popcorn,

and crackerjack vendors.

Let us not forget the beer

and soft drink vendors.

We eat our ‘dogs, gulp our beer,

and yell at the umps.

The players try to hit, run, and catch

for usually nine innings of play.

There’s the excitement and roar of the crowd

when you hear the crack of the bat,

and the ball soars in the air

and over the fence.

Win or lose, what an exciting way to experience

a part of American culture,

and pass the time with strangers

who are passionate about the game.

Awesome poem, Vic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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