No Going Back
I can’t go back to what’s now dead,
I’ve left it all behind…
This nothingness I’ve now attained
That seems to fill my mind.
I can’t go back to what is gone
It doesn’t now exist…
I made a choice, to rise above
And death I’d not resist.
I can’t go back to servitude
That part of me released…
Through death I’ve broken all my chains…
Yet I am still deceased.
I wait for life, renewed and large…
To open that new… Continue
Added by Deborah on April 13, 2009 at 6:48pm —
You’re the sunshine in my morning
And the stars that light my way
I’d give it all to be with you
More than words could say.
I love you more than life itself
And hold you oh so dear
When I’m with you I feel alive
My purpose here seems clear.
I see heaven in your eyes
And all my future dreams
Your touch just opens up my soul
And love pours forth in streams.
You have the smile of heaven
Added by Deborah on April 13, 2009 at 6:46pm —
The following illustrates the speed of technology's advance:
Race to 150 million customers
Telephone - developed in 1876 - 89 years
Television - developed in 1928 - 38 years
Cellphone - developed in 1983 - 14 years
iPod - developed in 2001 - 7 years
Facebook - developed in 2004 - 5 years
Source:How Facebook is Taking Over Our Lives
, Jessi Hempel, Fortune magazine, March 2, 2009
The technology race illustrates why you need… Continue
Added by H. Court Young on April 13, 2009 at 3:34pm —
AWC Day 13
What would your solution be?
To a generation lost?
Teachers frightened to teach
Parents mourning the cost
Of not being able to discipline
As they should
How we wish some would
To keep babies as babies
For just a little longer
Teach them to be emotionally stronger
Before being let loose on the world
Clipped wings before they’ve had a chance to unfurl
Day Thirteen starts when the sun rises
A new… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 13, 2009 at 7:00am —
The paperback edition of my short novelette, Dracula Doesn't Live Hre Anymore' (Eternal Press) has picked up two more excellent reviews at the Amazon.com website and I'd like to share them here if I may:
Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore, April 8, 2009
By J F - See all my reviews
This is an extremely engaging tale. While it is a short piece, you still get to know the principal characters remarkably well. First, you… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on April 13, 2009 at 12:30am —
To a friend you are never alone,
in honor of caylee,
we all will miss your light,
as i write with tears in my eyes
bouncing off clouds
Singing with angels again,
Bouncing off the clouds with friends,
I see my baby singing with angels again,
Just a bundle of joy,
Added by wizthom on April 12, 2009 at 4:35pm —
Added by MixxMade on April 12, 2009 at 1:42pm —
AWC - DAY 12
Resurrection and rebirth
Is what this special day should be about
But it’s taken a such commercial aspect
Cards and expensive chocolates are now the clout.
It’s a day of rest for me
The weather has been dull and bleak
But writing the AWC for you
Keeps me going throughout the week
On Day Twelve, Easter Sunday
It’s free verse time again
The next post sets the topic
What ever flows from your pen.
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 12, 2009 at 7:00am —
Franklin d Roosevelt also neglected united states foreign policy due to economic problems,Germany almost took over the world,be warned history could repeat itself
but worse world war 3
where it's gonna stop
where it's gonna stop ,
my guess is when the bottom drops out
the life blood of America
is being sucked dry,
by stimulance bail outs,
strategies of obama economy
Added by wizthom on April 11, 2009 at 5:30pm —
AWC – Day 11
Why do dogs go to heaven?
Why do bullies think it’s cool to rule?
Why do camels have humpbacks?
Why do we do the things we do?
Lots of things I ponder on,
Trying to keep the AWC alive.
Fleeting topics come and go,
But I try to choose the ideas that will thrive.
Day Eleven and I requested new friends
I wondered if they’d come and add to the flow
I wondered if they’d enjoy what they see
I wondered if… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 11, 2009 at 7:00am —
AWC Day 10
It’s Day Ten and the chocolate fest is here
Giving Easter gifts to those people for whom you care
Is there something about you that you’d like to change?
Is there something about your body you’d like to rearrange?
A little Botox or a nip tuck here or there?
Get a brand new smile, with a porcelain veneer?
If I could change something
I think it might be my thighs
But I wouldn’t resort to surgery
I’d ride my bike, get… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 10, 2009 at 7:00am —
AWC Day 9
Things such as your rubbish
Can tell others a lot
A peek into a work or home bin
To look past the tissues filled with what nots.
They can tell you the health
Of the person within
See if someone’s dieting
Or not eating well enough to get thin.
These things and much more
Are what the police and thieves use
So remember to shred your personal stuff
Or your identity and freedom you could lose.
It’s Day… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 9, 2009 at 7:00am —
Following hot on the heels of 'Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore' (which has now received three 5 star reviews in 24 hours), Eternal Press have now released my award nominated short story trilogy 'Murder, Mayhem and Mexico'
in paperback. The original e-book edition of the trilogy finshed 9th in the 2007 Preditors & Editors awards (Anthology category) and I'm delighted that it is now available in paperback, priced at a very affordable $3.95… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on April 9, 2009 at 12:50am —
AWC – Day 8
There was a spider crawling
Around my room last night
I didn’t sleep well at all
It gave me such a fright
It crawled along the ceiling
Spinning its’ web around the door
So I got out my dusting brush
And gently knocked it to the floor
When it tried to run away
I scooped it up on a piece of paper
I opened up the window wide
Chucked it out, saying “Spidey… see ya later!”
What are the things that make… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 8, 2009 at 7:00am —
My latest paperback release, the short novelette 'Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore' from Eternal Press, has received its first review on the Amazon.com website and I'm delighted to say it received a whopping five stars, from reviewer Barbara Watkins. I'd like to share her thoughts on the book here, so here goes:
5.0 out of 5 stars A short tale packed full of thrills and twists!!, April 7, 2009
By Barbara Watkins "Barbara Watkins"… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on April 8, 2009 at 3:58am —
AWC – Day 7
Day Seven and I’ve contemplated defeat
It’s only the last day of April’s first week
No-one but me writing here every day
I really want to read what everyone else has to say
I guess people are busy all over the world
But I’m not giving up
There are hidden gems within me to unfurl
I’ll keep posting every day this month
I’ll keep coming up with topics and new prompts
Maybe everyone’s doing their own thing?
Joining another… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 7, 2009 at 7:00am —
After a period of relative inactvity I received news today that the US movie company have entered into co-production with a UK based film company and have appointed writer/director Andrew Jones of Masterplan Films in the UK to adapt the book for the screen and to direct the movie. This is exciting news and is another step towards the eventual metamorphosis of the book into the… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on April 6, 2009 at 10:48am —
AWC – Day 6
With the start of a new week
I once had a dream
It was called the April Write Challenge
It involved building a team.
A lot of different people
From all over the world
Multi-talented creative people
Who let their inner writer unfurl.
Starting on an adventure
Putting single paper to group pen
As literary stimulation hits
It gets harder to say when.
Here’s a dilemma
As we reach…
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 6, 2009 at 7:00am —
AWC – Day 5
It’s Free Verse Sunday
On Day Five.
It’s National Poetry Month
Let’s collaborate and vibe.
The first post sets
The topic of the day
The next post to come
Takes it another way.
Backwards and forwards
Like a slow-mo dance move
The way today is shaped
It’s all of us that create the groove.
Talk about what you like
It’s your choice, not mine
I know when more people come join… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 5, 2009 at 7:00am —
AWC – Day 4
If you could be a colour of the rainbow,
What would you possibly be?
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Indigo, Violet
Or just a cool Blue like me?
Any colour is captivating,
Able to challenge or settle any mood.
A pretty pastel on an item of clothing,
Is just as good as a vibrant shade in a room.
How will it soothe your emotion?
Or will it brew you up like a storm?
Will you let it roll over and… Continue
Added by Angee ... The Poet on April 4, 2009 at 7:00am —