So I am Spreading Out promoting with my new and twelfth book and presenting of it by starting to have some events, radio guest slots, and reviews etc. Commencing with a fund raise/book sale promotion at The Mill Eastbourne on Friday 31st March. Of course with these I must have one eye over my shoulder for my upcoming operation aimed at “later April” now, and follows my hospitalisation in December last year.
Lead poem from Book 12 follows…
A Rouse of Verse
Words and verse can stir emotions
And arouse in many ways,
To makes us more aware of life
And illuminates our days.
For feeling really alive in mind
May give great appreciation,
Of vibes and all the sights we see
Rather than just a bland fixation.
So enjoy what those emotions bring
To make us love and thrive,
Because if you’re unaware of this
You cannot be truly alive.
That “leads” and gets us going well as I am getting more opportunities to “spread” in as much as more commissioned poems, including my wedding contact the excellent Andy Kerr wedding photographer, more requests for my entertaining gigs, some from past places, that all donate to charity Help for Heroes that I support.
Another poem then and from my 8th book=
I Am Spartacus
Yes I am Spartacus I cried out
Like in the film of the same name,
About Spartacus who led a slave revolt
The Roman empire struggled to tame.
But after defeating by superior numbers
The Romans wanted the man behind it all,
So threatened to torture all who’d revolted
Until Spartacus and slaves stood up to call,
That they were all the notorious leader
So desperately sought by the empire elite,
Who were petrified others would now rise up
Against a hated regime they wanted to defeat.
Thus now that bold and famous shout
Owning up to being the man that meant,
So much as a brave and resisting hero
Is today a statement of determined intent.
For by shouting his name out proudly
It showed a courageous and a fighting side,
So I respect and salute the likes of him
And also tried to show an honest pride,
In everything that I have said and done
When battling along my paths in life.
And not flinching from any twisted truth
Of false words cutting like a knife.
Because I still believe in myself and manage
To hold my conscience and integrity true,
In the face of some cruel envy and lies
Slanderously said about some things I do.
For there is always someone struggling
With their jealousy and a bitterness,
So they can never be at a hearts rest
While you succeed and they’re a mess.
So I will gladly shout out I am Spartacus
And own up to who I am and stand for,
Though others may not sit well with this
But as an honest man I can do no more.
So Spartacus then and like people who really want to do something but hold it off, I tend to just go for it, and always have done.
Now to include us “kids” of all ages and followers on here Charlotte and Lottie, (and adult kid Nic G,) get the poppets to do a comment, Kelly B & Henry The First etc here are Ted & Beth with one of their poems, YES Bears we know you have your OWN book out at only £6.99…
Ted and Beth now want a boat
And plan to take it out to sea,
But I know that neither can swim
So it is a very big worry to me.
They just think I’m being silly though
And said they’ll be safe and sound,
But I’m not really too sure of that
As in a paddling pool nearly drowned,
So let alone going out to the open sea
With hard navigation and deep water,
Making me dread just what could happen
As they’ll be like bears to a slaughter.
Naturally “Captain” Ted disputes all this
While Beth always backs him up too,
So they are still determined to go for it
And give the Coastguard more to do.
Now Ted points out all his experience
But I don’t think a boat in a bath is much,
With Beth even getting panicky with that
So it’s just Ted’s uniformed hopes as such.
For he’s no knowledge about boats at sea
But Beth still believes he can do it all.
So it seems a nautical disaster awaits
Like a sort of “ducking” before a fall.
Now I did though have one more try
To make our seafaring bears see sense,
And although they said they’d continue
I could tell they were both very tense,
With Beth clutching her water wings
That in truth she cannot quite wear.
And even Ted seemed less sure now
But determines to be a sailing bear.
So now they are all prepared to set off
With more than a little hint of doubt.
But luckily it was saved before the start,
When they saw the tide had gone out.
JOKE TIME: –
*Cinderella is terrible at football as she always runs from the ball
*An old lady complained her stair lift was driving her up the wall
*When girlfriend told me to stop imitating a flamingo I just had to put my foot down
By the time my next Blog comes out I will have again joined the fabulous Simon Herbert of Hailsham FM on April 15th 11 am, and hopefully soon Sylvie Blackmore of Radio Sussex & Surrey, who has mentions and two poems in my latest Book 12, so come get while still reduced.
First two verses of one of this book poems..
A Fair Crack
We like to feel we’ve had a fair crack
Or even playing field and equal turn,
But life does not always work like that
However much we complain or yearn,
For the chances it appears others had
That you feel were not afforded to you,
As it can then bring about resentment
With discontented, unhappy view.
For if we’ve tried the same as others
And put in a very similar workload,
Its a completely natural expectation
To be equal distance down the road,
As it would be reasonable to expect
The same reward for effort and energy.
So if sadly that is not quite the case
Protests may be made by you and me.
Getting there as almost like a camera glare some people seem to love, whilst others are shy, but who knows even “I” might have to succumb again if it works out following a review of me recently? More next Blog…
From feedback I am given to understand people read this on trains, buses the office and even in (non moving I take it) cars, but maybe the car then moves for them? Lol let me know please…
Time is nearly OOooop for this Blog and like rising hackles alertness reigns, especially for The Twister Sisters S & D B’s who proof check me, and generally support and oversee me a bit like Guardian Angels, (which prompts me of an earlier poem of mine I will include next Blog he heee heeeeeee), so thanks gels, (I think?), Noooo they are great…
Right, last poem and a AAAaaaaaagh & phew romance poem, so grab ya loved one, lover, intended or would be, dog, cat or lol whatever grabs you?
Apparent in a wonderful vision
This sight for sore eyes to see,
A woman with alluring looks
Who seems very attractive to me.
Of course nature plays her tricks
Upon the poor male species of life,
Which causes many an intrigue
And more than a little strife.
For the lovely sirens in our view
Cause bubbling emotions in man,
That instil a profound sense of need
To kiss and cuddle them if he can.
Now with a gentle caress or touch
Emotive sensations come alive,
To those soft pressures and strokes
On which our bodies thrive.
So don’t be shy of natures lead
Into temptation with a natural wish.
When signs and permission glow,
Brush her skin with a subtle kiss!
Then if this is received with pleasure
And perhaps an encouraging gasp,
Do not delay or be bashful
Or magic may slip from your grasp.
So continue with sensual movements
With words of complimentary love,
To ensure that you and your lady
Will soar to the heavens above.
WOW, and phew yes from my 8th book, lol worth it for that “warming” poem?
As ever massive thanks to you all for support, encouragement & fantastic feedback etc as The Journey Continues SPREADING OUT,
Thanks, Love & Light,
Laurie (and The Bears) xx
All twelve of my books :–
Poetic Views of Life
More Poetic Views of Life
Reviews of Life in Verse
Life Scene in Verse
Life Presented In Verse,
Poet Reveals All (in your world).
Poet Reflects Your World
Poetic Seeds to Fruition
Our World in Verse
Laurie’s Bundle of Poetic Humour
Tea for Two; Poetic Antics of Ted & Beth (£6.99)
Illuminating Verse: Rousing Poetry
These all ensure my donation to the excellent charity I support, promote and donate to, that being Help for Heroes.
My first 3 books are only priced £4.99 each, with my 4th and 5th bigger books at £6.99. My new 9th, 8th, 7th and sixth books, all bigger are still £9.99, while my “Best Of” 10th book is only £7.99, and are for sale on Amazon, book stores or preferably from me ………….. email@example.com Or 07967 355236
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