It maybe a bit of a presumptuous title but I am sure you’ll allow me this as I expand on recent publicity events? Terrific, as its been a very busy ans successful period for me, including a great article again in Eastbourne Herald last week, another guest slot on Seahaven Radio last Monday 24th July (and already invited back), the release of first of my four Podcasts on each of my themes, so “romance” theme is out, Humour is also recorded and out soon, so all in all, not a bad spell. I also squeezed in a stall and promotion as Shinewater Fun Day, with more book sales as well.
Talking of book sales, I have had an increase in that too, proving that “spreading the word and inspirational effort” does work.
The years on you keep rolling by
Whatever your health, or state of mind,
And there is nothing you can change
So best leave time past behind.
Though some lessons can be learned
From previous mistakes made,
For however much they affect you
At your own feet they were laid.
So move forward with new joy
And all sad regrets you must ban,
Whilst not rueing what you can’t do
Just give thanks for what you can!
A short “lead” offering from my very first book in April 2014 starts us off, followed by another introduction poem from book 3, but again on a positive note that has been my backdrop and encouragement from my published beginning.
Aspects and Feelings
Life’s wonder is all around us
However near or far we look,
So I’ve made poetic observations
And put them in a book.
Romance will touch and thrill us,
Tragedy can make us cry
While humour lifts our spirits,
Reflection questions why?
Everyone has needs and feelings
Should they run off and retire,
But knowing views of others
Just may switch on and inspire!
Moving on then and having mentioned my podcasts, and as I said the first is on Amazon, Spotify, Buzzsprout etc, I should mention Mike Page of Megatrend Media,who has wonderfully recorded two now podcasts, and of course also shout out James Harvey my excellent publisher and Website Guru, and very allowing of my techno shortfalls,on https://soulsong.co.uk/
Gosh all these links and complicated addresses is all a bit like paddleboarding, or paddling more like, but pressing on, I hope Alex is getting all this along with Anne N & Julian of The Shop too, with thanks for support and kind comments.
Another poem time then, and also on the theme of counting our blessings and carrying on as I seem to be able to do, a bit like Lion King possibly, but lol any king title does me.
A positive mind yields a happy heart
For troubles come, and some go slow.
But if you are steadfast in your way,
You can help any heartaches go.
For all of us will have challenges,
And must do our very best to meet
With strongest resolve we can find,
Or get knocked right off our feet,
By seismic shocks that shake you
And possibly cause you many tears.
Though if you tackle these heroically
You may have better future years.
For a positive mind yields a happy heart
And helps make worries seem smaller,
Thus meet them in a courageous way
And you certainly will walk taller.
For I feel I’m living proof of this
Being a very optimistic man.
Though I have had many troubles too
But met them the best way I can,
For even if I lost sometimes
I always stood back up again,
Which certainly was best for me
Although of course I felt the pain.
So onwards in life and upwards
We must make our merry way,
Because even if sad times prevail
We can still fight another day.
JOKE TIME; –
*The invisible man and his invisible wife had 2 children, but neither were much to look at
*A really sad strawberry is called a Blueberry
*I watched two big black birds trying to separate from each other, but realised they were velcrows
*An unhappy stage designer had a row with the boss, but left without making a scene,
Two other bits of good promotion news include a Zoom meeting next Monday 31st July with Help for Heroes Book Club who’ve been reading ten of my books I donated to them, and will discuss them with me. I can’t wait. Also my Book Promotion, sale, raffle and entertaining session being put together with me by the “whirlwind but great organiser” Nicola at The Bibendum pub in Eastbourne, is NOW on 29th August (previously aimed at 15th} at 11.45.
My next poetic offering suggests an industrious balance, that I fortunately seem to have mastered, rather than obsessions that some have, maybe a bit like Les Miserable? So here is the warning to Listen To The Flowers=
Listen to the Flowers
There are so many people now
That won’t stop to hear the flowers,
As they always rush to meetings
Or stare at a screen for hours.
Hoping to get fantastic reviews
And many more than all the rest,
Equally seeking the top ratings
Whilst yearning to be the best.
For the flowers and natures beauty
Like the birds and spreading trees,
Are still wasted on these drones
That simple things don’t please.
As they look over their shoulders
Or battle hard to constantly reach
Peaks and heights others haven’t,
As the blossoming flowers teach
Simple lessons that will arrive,
The more pressures that you stack
Upon your blind indifference,
Before you have a heart attack.
Then you can just lay back in bed
Listening to the flower’s words,
To calm down and fully appreciate
All life’s beauty and the birds,
Who maybe now will visit you
At your bedside window view.
For you never saw them before
And now that fact you rue.
Thus sadly your new harsh lesson
From the wonders outside your gate,
Has come to visit your suffering
So lets hope it’s not too late.
I’m nearly done despite another perishing battle with my now annoying laptop, YES please sort it out with me please Mike, but I’ve kept my chin Ooooop through it all ennett?
The usual romance section poem to finish and this is from my 5th book “Life Presented in Verse” unbelievably published in 2017, BUT I have now twelve books published, AND my new Book 13 should be finished fairly soon too.
Oh right, the poem, Ok Twister Sisters, I knew, I know Deb & Sharon B’s, lol so here is Picture.
When I contemplate a painting
I always think of you,
Pretty as any art work
And so lovely with it too.
For no Mona Lisa picture
Or da Vinci at his best,
Could ever create attraction
That could ever pass your test.
For brush strokes can’t come alive
However clever is the touch,
And inner and outer beauty
Will always need so much
To capture all its presentation,
Only fully blossomed in the flesh
That no painting can fully copy
Or have a scent so fresh.
Thus a living breathing person
Is real beauty to behold,
So however warm a painting looks,
When you touch it, it feels cold.
Thus indulge any masterpiece
You may have for real,
As you are truly a collector
With your picture you can feel.
So when appraising your treasure
Of art in human form,
Don’t ever take it for granted
Or believe it’s just the norm.
For you must love and cultivate
Your own Mona Lisa smile,
Remembering you have it always
And not for just a while.
Nice offering that poem going by all the compliments and feedback at my gigs, yeah “pretty as a picture” a?
As I mentioned my books selling quite well I will just repeat these contacts starting with my website were all my books are listed and priced so = www.lauriewilkinson.com OR my email firstname.lastname@example.org My mobile 07967 355236 AND my Facebook pages Laurie Wilkinson, The Psychy Poet Laurie Wilkinson AND even Ted & Beth of Laurie the Poet
Phew nearly done, SO as ever a BIG thanks to all of you kind followers, oh hello Len, and as also as usual The Journey Continues with PLAUDITS
Thanks and Regards,
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