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:

Website

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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The Poetry Corner featuring Cheyenne Bramwell

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Cheyenne Bramwell! 🙂

An Old Friend by Cheyenne Bramwell
I want to fall into the pages of a book,
let the scent of leatherbound paper surround me,
like the warm embrace of an age-old friend.

I want to be carried away on the words of a master storyteller,
shown worlds without end,
and watch as lives are played out before my eyes.

I want to be enveloped in these new worlds,
and taken far away,
where the troubles of my everyday are nothing but a blip
on the outskirts of my subconscious.

I want to be with you again.
​my old friend.

 

Awesome poem, Cheyenne! This is my new favorite. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Cheyenne by following her on:

Blog

Facebook

Patreon

Twitter

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! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Going to the Beach by Vic Tomlinson

I’m going to the beach,

to make sure I’m out of reach.

I’ll get up late each day,

not working to receive my pay.

I’ll walk on the beach

and then enjoy my favorite quiche.

I’ll read a book

and maybe even bait my hook.

I’ll forget about time

and enjoy a glass of wine.

When I finally have to go,

I bet I’ll feel a bit low.

But all good things must end,

until they come around again.

 

Awesome poem, Vic. Nothing beats those quiet times. 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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The Poetry Corner featuring John Ogunlade

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming John Ogunlade! 🙂

Tell me dear Negrod by John Ogunlade

They deceive us.

Reliable to their footstep reach,

To be imperceptible of an abyss

of manipulation.

Making an outcast of a faithful

country,to ameliorate remote

culture

and deprivation.

For which we were deprive and

tormented.

I heard cry from those cliff

hand.

Stripe of right also of my own

calibre.Oh!It was citizen of

identical

charchoal singing the hymn of

distress,

Because of unachieve goal of

unity.They chant ”Only

Government and

Charchoal”,For so long was

unfufill promise blank.

Their dream like everlasting

paradise,I heard their grieve of

hot coal

with a lyrical chant

‘T’ell me Negrod,

for we reject our culture for colonization

culture,

Now we eat word for

your strict and spurious

tradition.

Awesome poem, John. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with John 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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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

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

Competing Forces of Nature by Vic Tomlinson

The trees called out to me

as I entered the woods.

The elms, birches, and oaks seemed

to wave to me and call my name.

The ones with the rustling leaves

seemed to talk more than the others.

The wind blew even harder

as it tried to compete for my attention.

The birds tried to serenade me,

but the wind and trees drowned them out.

The big ball of fire lowered

itself in the western sky

as darkness awaited its turn for attention.

All was finally quiet

as blackness and silence prevailed.

 

Awesome poem, Vic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

Twitter

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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In the Books, featuring The First Conception: Rise of Eris by Nesly Clerge.

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Nesly Clerge and his newest book, The First Conception: Rise of Eris! 🙂

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About the Book: You may not know who I am, but you know what I’ve done. I’m the one who altered human conception around the world in an unimaginable way, unimaginable to all but me—a seed planted while I was young. People had to be punished for what they did. The punishment had to be specific. I became a medical doctor, researcher, and vindicator of the verbal, physical, and sexual assaults perpetrated against women by men for eons. Including me. I’m not alone in my work. A great number of women share my ultimate goal. All except one. I’ll find the betrayer. Until then, men are beginning to pay for their sins against us. And I’m just getting started. Dr. Katherine Eris Barnes—remember my name. Although, I don’t know how you’ll be able to forget it.

My Review: At what point do we push too far?

This is a great question Nesly Clerge tackles in his latest book, The First Conception: Rise of Eris.

The story if narrated by the main character, Katherine Barnes, and through her, we’re taken into a world as dark and twisted as any. The thing about her world is it’s sadly true for many. She’s molested, raped and betrayed by those close to her, giving rise to a determination and hunger for revenge towards men that’s understandable.

As much as we sympathize with her, we’re slowly shown the depths of her hatred as she begins to “pay back” those that have wronged her or those she cares about. In doing so, the author does a phenomenal job of displaying first her reasoning, and then the counter point of the dangers of labeling and punishing an entire group for the actions of a few. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but to do this, the author uses the characters as both positive and negative reinforcements (ie devil on one shoulder, and an angel on the other).

Like his previous works, this is well written and delves deep into our psychology, helping to guide and/or urge us to ask important questions and consider what others are dealing with from a different angle. What’s really awesome about the story is it doesn’t pick sides or tell us what’s right or wrong, and to me, that’s the best way to open a dialogue and help address the issues in our society such as equality and extremism.

The first in a series, I’m excited to see where this goes.

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